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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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of Ursinus students receive some form of financial assistance.

Alumnus Pledges $2 Million to Support Students in Business

The Mason Williams ’71 Endowed Scholarship in Business comes as Ursinus launches its Future50 scholarship initiative, which seeks to increase scholarship funding.

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UCDC Presents: Dancing Stories, Weaving Time

The stories of our lives take center stage as the Ursinus College Dance Company presents Dancing Stories, Weaving Time. Reflecting universal themes found in unique and inspiring tales, the spring dance concert showcases works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. A highlight of the performance is the ever-popular African Dance Ensemble led by Jeannine Osayande and Dunya Performing Arts Company, returning for an exciting twelfth season.  
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