Physics - Student Profile

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Brittany Hunter
Major: Physics

"My high school science teacher recommended Fairfield, saying it had the best physics department around. The school also has a terrific education program, which is important because I plan to teach high school physics one day.

Besides majoring in physics, I'm minoring in mathematics and education. It's a tough load, but luckily the program is small and both the professors and students are very supportive. As students, we've all become very close knit and we help each other out a lot. I'm taking an optics lab this semester, and that's been one of my favorite classes so far - we made both a telescope and a microscope, and we get to play with lasers. I'm also secretary of the physics club, which meets weekly and allows us to work on small projects as well as tackle long-term ones, such as working on alternative energy sources."