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Dr. Jon Ward ’13

Physicist, Psionic Technologies

Jon enters Ursinus with the 3-2 engineering program in mind.

But after taking his first Physics course with Prof. Tom Carroll, Jon was instantly hooked on pure physics.
Dr. Jon Ward ’13

Physicist, Psionic Technologies

Jon is first exposed to Physics research as a sophomore.

Jon attends his first Physics conference at the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics in Atlanta, which sparks his pursuit for a PhD.
Dr. Jon Ward ’13

Physicist, Psionic Technologies

After his junior year, Jon completes research in Paris.

In preparation for grad school and to bolster research experience, Jon was accepted into the competitive Gravitational Wave Physics REU through the University of Florida.
Dr. Jon Ward ’13

Physicist, Psionic Technologies

Basketball plays a huge part in Jon’s experience at Ursinus

It is the start of lifelong friendships and a professional network. They travel to Italy for 2 weeks to play international competition.
Dr. Jon Ward ’13

Physicist, Psionic Technologies

Jon earns a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

After Ursinus, Jon attends University of Pennsylvania where his research focus was in the field of experimental cosmology. He does research in Atacama Desert, Chile.

Dr. Jon Ward ’13

Physicist, Psionic Technologies

Jon develops sensors used for navigation in the space, defense, and aviation markets.

Now in Virginia, Jon’s current work will assist in landing unmanned payloads on the lunar surface in 2024-2025. 
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99%

of Ursinus students receive some form of financial assistance.

Curriculum Matters in Second Annual Colloquium on Liberal Education

Ursinus College welcomed academic leaders from colleges and universities across the country for the Colloquium on Liberal Education, funded by the Teagle Foundation and held over two days on the Ursinus campus.

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Movie on the Lawn: Migration

Movies on the lawn returns this summer! Migrate to the Berman Lawn for an evening you’ll never forget on Friday, July 26. Event begins at 7 p.m. and the movie will start at sunset. Looking for more family activities? Join the Berman Museum for a special community workshop before the movie starts!

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