Physics Alumna - Michelle Schwer
B.S., Physics (2008)
“Hi, my name is Michelle Schwer. When I think about my days at Tennessee Tech, I realize that my education provided me with the necessary foundational skills to attain the career I have today. Currently, I divide my time between teaching Radiation Biology at Brown University and fulfilling a Medical Physicist position at Rhode Island Hospital. I am also actively involved in research, investigating dosimetric accuracy of an algorithm used in Computed Tomography. None of this would be possible without TTU.
“My professors took a personal interest in my success and were often available outside of normal office hours to answer questions. In addition to the assigned coursework, my professors encouraged me to explore material I found interesting. Most importantly, my professors taught me to think critically when problem solving and how to conduct proper experimental design.
“The skills I learned at TTU translate well into my job as a Medical Physicist. I often see situations involving patients or technology that I have not encountered before. My ability to troubleshoot and swiftly solve these problems sets me apart from my colleagues and has been as asset in my professional career,” Michelle Schwer.