Category: Physics

Amherst College Science Center

Spectra’s STEM Internship Survival Guide – Academia & Research

How do I pick a supervisor?

Considering applying for STEM internships? Interested in experiences inside or outside of academia? Unsure how to get funding for these exciting opportunities (as a U.S. citizen, international, or undocumented student)? It can be hard to find summer opportunities while studying for midterms and completing coursework. Fortunately, Spectra (Amherst College’s very own Physics, Biophysics, and Astronomy…

Using Lasers to Cool Things

Hi everyone! I’m Sam Schulz and I am a rising junior physics major. On campus I play frisbee and the jazz saxophone as well as spend lots of time in the physics lounge in the science center. I am currently home in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania having completed my first week of my summer…