Financial and Study Resources
Career and scholarship REsources
In this guide, you’ll find a list of current STEM scholarships and other resources to help make the cost of college more affordable.
In this guide, find dozens of engineering scholarship options, tips for crafting a standout scholarship application, alternative ways to pay for college, and additional funding resources for a debt-free engineering degree.
Just as there are countless career opportunities for engineers, there are numerous concentrations that prepare those engineers for the work they will do upon graduation. Here are some of the most common concentrations chosen by engineers during their course of study.
Discover Engineering is a great website for learning what engineering is all about. It gives an overview of different fields of engineering, video activities, recent happenings in engineering, and more.
HyperPhysics is a comprehensive overview of concepts in physics. Its spider-web structure makes navigation easy to use. The sidebar on the website also provides links to concept maps.
Physics Journals / News
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation that was chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
Since its formation in 1899 at Columbia University, The American Physical Society has dedicated itself to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. In its more than 100 years of service to science and humanity, the APS has established itself as the major membership organization for physicists in the United States and a significant force in physics internationally. More than 41,000 scientists worldwide belong to the non-profit scientific and educational Society, evenly distributed in academia, industry, and government laboratories.
Use this link to follow developments in all areas of physics through recent articles in Physical Review Letters. The articles are explained in a style that undergraduate physics majors will find easy to read.
Use this link to learn about research journals from the APS, said to publish the largest number of (pages of) physics articles in the world. It has scores of links leading you to various areas interesting to you.
"The world's most comprehensive index to online physics resources!" It is a swift way to access European advances in physics, for example.
This page is maintained by High Energy Physics Group at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It contains various up-to-date news topics in physics as well as additional links to other physics news resources.
This site provides several useful tools for engineers. Includes job listings, conversion calculators, videos, puzzles, blogs, and free software downloads.
The Smithsonian NASM site highlights new findings in astronomy. There are online exhibits to visit, overviews of the museum's collections, an archive of research in astronomy, and many other pages of interest.
This page is maintained by David Hannon, a local, avid, astronomer. His page includes many excellent CCD images ranging from the impacts of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter, to the latest images of comet Hale-Bopp.
This site offers thoughtful answers to questions about physics. A very valuable resource for students in all grades, for college students and professors.
Interactive cube and hypercube anaglyphs. You can rotate them around any of several axes. They are very useful for thinking about the fourth dimension. The site has links to many three-dimensional images by the same author and by others.
PhysicsCentral is "... designed to bring the importance and excitement of physics to everyone." This site includes basic physics, essays, press releases, questions answered, and links to many sites.