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Old Main as seen from a drone view on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College in May 2018.

W&J celebrates student accomplishments at 2022 Honors Convocation

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WASHINGTON, PA (April 22, 2022)—On April 21, Washington and Jefferson College hosted its 2022 Honors Convocation in First Presbyterian Church.

The five winners of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award are pictured with members of the College's senior staff on the porch of the President's House.

Five W&J Students Honored as Rule, Hughes, Murphy Recipients

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WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2022) – Five Washington & Jefferson College students were honored on April 6 as recipients of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award, which recognizes high-achieving sophomore students at the college. The 2021-2022 recipients are Cassandra Carr, Lisha Chadda, Sean Disbrow, Dylan Joachim, and Gannon Ziviello. Details of the winners are below. The…

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Three W&J Faculty Members Receive Chance to Change Lives Grant

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WASHINGTON, PA (March 23, 2022) – Three W&J professors were recently awarded grants from the Chance to Change Lives (CCL) foundation, a non-profit organization with a vision of empowering future STEM leaders through innovative experiential learning. The CCL foundation funds undergraduate STEM experiences at primarily undergraduate institutions. Dr. Rama Bala, the President and CEO of…

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W&J College Announces Addition of New Academic Programs

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Washington & Jefferson College is proud to announce the addition of 19 academic programs.

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Class of 2021 Graduate Credits Liberal Arts for Professional Readiness

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WASHINGTON, PA (December 13, 2021) – Adriana Rodriguez-Ruiz’s career path was founded at W&J, and she credits the College’s strong liberal arts curriculum for connecting her varying interests and helping her launch a career she loves. For Rodriguez-Ruiz, a proud first-generation 2021 graduate of the Washington & Jefferson College, the liberal arts philosophy bridged her interests in public policy, environmental studies, social justice, and diverse…

Students work in the physics lab with professor Mike McCracken in Swanson Science Center September 26, 2018.

Experimental Physics

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Experimental Physics major emphasis prepares students to independently design experiments to test physical models and communicate the results of experimentation in a variety of authentic forms in the discipline, including written articles, formal oral presentations, and informal dialogues.

Students work in the physics lab with professor Mike McCracken in Swanson Science Center September 26, 2018.

Philosophy & Physics

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The Philosophy & Physics major emphasis explains the epistemological foundations of knowledge of the physical world, including the acquisition, evaluation, and limitations of that knowledge.

Jason Kilgore, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, teaches a class in Dieter-Porter October 27, 2020 on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Mathematical Physics

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A major emphasis in Mathematical Physics prepares students to describe and apply the central applied mathematics concepts and techniques that allow scientists to study and predict physical systems (calculus, probability and statistics, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations).

Jen Bayline teaches a chemistry lab for both remote and in-person students October 26, 2020 in Swanson Science Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

Chemical Physics

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Students majoring in Physics are eligible to declare a major emphasis in chemical physics. Students will learn to describe and apply the fundamental tools and knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry and demonstrate core chemistry and physics laboratory and analysis skills.