Major: Computational Physics
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Department of Geophysics, Yale University.
My name is Duayne M. Rieger and I am a 2008 graduate of the Slippery Rock University Dept. of Physics. During my time at Slippery Rock in the Dept. of Physics, I benefitted from the small class sizes and the very personable faculty. I studied in the Computational Physics tract, where I not only learned the necessary material for beginning a career in physics, but many other skill sets that have become invaluable to me, such as computer programming. I am currently a graduate student in Geophysics at Yale University. In starting my program at Yale, I found myself well prepared and using the physics, math, and computing skills that I acquired at Slippery Rock on a daily basis. If I had to do everything over again, I would undoubtedly choose Slippery Rock for my physics undergraduate studies again. In the Slippery Rock Dept. of Physics, you not only receive a great education to pursuit an academic or technical career in physics, but you receive it in a small class size, from personable faculty members, and for a relatively affordable price.