Physics & Engineering
The department offers a wide variety of courses in physics and engineering, serving students who seek the bachelor of science degree in physics, physics/engineering, and chemistry/engineering, as well as those majoring in other fields.
Students who choose this department for their major come from diverse backgrounds. Twenty-one states and five foreign countries were represented in the classes of 2005-2009. Typically 25% of our majors are women.
- Taylor Gilfillan Named 2012-2013 General of the Year
Taylor Gilfillan, a Washington and Lee senior from Raleigh, N.C., has been named the John W. Elrod General of the Year for 2012-2013.
- W&L Senior Mohamad Shawki Amine Assists in Earthquake Research
Washington and Lee University senior Mohamad Shawki Amine was a member of a team from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering that presented the results of its earthquake research at Posters on the Hill in Washington last month.
- Two W&L Juniors Win Goldwater Scholarships
Two Washington and Lee University juniors Kathryn E. Driest, of Davidson, N.C., and Andrew Seredinski, of Flourtown, Pa. have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
- W&L Senior Max Chapnick Awarded Fulbright Grant
Washington and Lee University senior Max Chapnick of White Plains, N.Y., has received a Creative Writing/Arts Fulbright grant to New Zealand and to the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, following his graduation in May.
- W&L Professor, Students Co-edit New Zealand Poetry for "Shenandoah"
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler and two W&L seniors served as guest editors of a special edition of "Shenandoah."