October 12, 2016
Before Hareem Zain '19 was even a student at Susquehanna, he had started his research in geophysics and groundwater hydrology.
The sophomore began working on his research the summer before his first year at Susquehanna, studying the properties of groundwater and its movement in relation to land. He was able to present his findings at two conferences that same summer: one at Bucknell, where he won in his category, and the other at Goucher College.
This past summer he was given another research opportunity to study laser spectroscopy in quantum mechanics. Zain worked with a team of three people and was able to link this research with his findings from his hydrology study.
He says these research opportunities and mentorship by his Susquehanna professors helped him find his calling in the challenging field.
"All the professors in the math and physics departments encourage me and give me a deeper understanding of what I really want to do with my career," he says.