Michael Ziegenfus explores Radford's global opportunities
Michael Ziegenfus isn’t wasting one single second of his time at Radford University. The junior physics major from Gloucester, Virginia, has taken full advantage of the many opportunities for success the university has to offer its students, from research to internships to study abroad opportunities.
During his two and a half years on campus, Ziegenfus has studied at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, completed a summer internship in New York – “I helped research how to optimize current techniques for treatment involving a cone beam CT scan,” he said – studied radio astronomy in Green Bank, West Virginia, and in early March, he will be part of Radford’s Arctic Geophysics research team for a week in Utqiaġvik, Alaska.
“Radford is very supportive of independent research and developing students’ scientific pursuits,” said Ziegenfus, who has found his place at Radford with its helpful faculty and small class sizes.
“With all the opportunities offered to me and the faculty that I met, I can say Radford has been a great experience and a wonderful time.”