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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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97%

Within six months of graduating, 97% of graduates are employed, attending graduate or professional school full time, completing a fellowship, or engaged in a year of service.

Wall Street Comes to Main Street in Collegeville

New Bloomberg terminals allow students to study stocks in real time and earn finance certifications as Ursinus trading floor becomes a reality.
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Politics, Violence, Memory: The New Social Science Of The Holocaust

In his research, Jeffrey Kopstein focuses on interethnic violence, voting patterns of minority groups, antisemitism, and anti-liberal tendencies in civil society, paying special attention to cases within European and Russian Jewish history.
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