The Physics and Engineering Department has several research labs. This page lists each lab, the faculty member in charge of those labs, and a description of the research.
Opportunities for Students
Physics and Engineering Majors, as well as sophomores by invitation, may apply for a position as a Department Lab Teaching Assistant. Job postings are available through Human Resources and applicants are hired by our Lab Supervisor, Professor Libby Cumming.
Physics and Engineering undergraduate opportunities to apply for research positions, internships or co-ops, grad school or other work and experience opportunities.
This mission of the Engineering Community Development Club at W&L is to combine the efforts of students of all majors and interests to enhance the living conditions of developing areas locally and worldwide.
Sigma Pi Sigma, the national Physics Honor Society, honors outstanding scholarship in physics, encourages interest in physics among students, promotes service, and provides fellowship.
Listing of scholarship opportunities as well as the Department offers several awards, scholarships, and prizes each year.