Continued Success Beyond Ithaca College
Currently, Ryan is a Junior Project Manager at The Toner Plastics Group in Monson, Massachusetts. He manages the laboratory for 3D printing and materials testing, and supervises engineering interns. He has also been accepted into Western New England University's M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program, with aspirations of working in research and development.
He has also been involved in a number of charitable programs, including the Western Massachusetts 3D Printing Collaborative (to produce PPE for frontline healthcare workers), as well as the local Springfield Museum.
After completing a postdoc in Taiwan, Adam is now the Department of Energy AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee of the APS Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS), working with the Department of Energy. He has just published his first single-author paper on the Ising Model. You can learn more about this computational modeling project at his blog.
Rachel obtained her Masters of Arts in Teaching Adolescent Science Education at Ithaca College as a Noyce Scholar. Prior to that, she earned a B.S. from Ithaca with majors in Environmental Science and Physics. Currently, Rachel teaches Physics and Earth Sciences at South Seneca High School in Ovid, New York. While teaching, she finished a second Bachelor's degree from University of Florida in Geology.
Rachel now lives in Trumansburg and is happy to recommend careers in teaching and education!
Andrey Stejko is a graduate student in the PhD program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, on a full-ride NASA graduate fellow scholarship! Andrey is doing solar physics on supercomputers. In particular, he is simulating three-dimensional non-axisymmetric magnetic field structures in magneto-hydrodynamical models of the Sun’s interior. While in graduate school, Andrey has had the opportunity to work at the NASA Ames Research center and at Stanford University. In 2018, Andrey was a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Lab (of Manhattan project fame). Andrey has a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal and he plans to do a postdoc at Stanford University.
Ryan is building a road to space as an engineer in Blue Origin’s human spaceflight program, where he has been integrating avionics into rockets since 2019. In 2015, Ryan completed his Masters’ degree in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell, culminating in the design of an orthopedic joint replacement prosthesis. He then supported a team of biologists in Japan working to grow kidneys in vitro. After that, he spent 3 years developing PPE for orthopedic surgeons, and is now lead inventor on 5 patents.
Currently, Jill is an astronomy postdoctoral scholar at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Jill’s research is on RR Lyrae variable stars, and using them as a standard candle for distance measurements in extragalactic astronomy. Jill visited Ithaca College in the Fall 2020 to give a talk on her research and career track thus far, for sophomore-level physics and astronomy majors. She loves her work, especially writing code for data analysis.
Jill was a student of Beth Clark and Luke Keller when she was in Ithaca. She completed a double major in Physics and Math.