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Richard Robinett (B.S. 1975)


My experience at the U was that there was excellent teaching and abundant research experiences.

I have been married for 30 years with two grown children. We've started a LinkedIn.Com PSU Physics Alumni group and I'd be happy to join a similar one for former UM students, ugrad and grad, if it existed (I can't seem to find one). After graduation I did a postdoc at UW Madison, then at UMass. I became an Asst., Assoc., and Full Professor at Penn State. All faculty (save one) throughout my entire four year undergraduate and grad career were excellent instructors. We had a very collegial atmosphere amongst the undergrads and then the grads. My entire career was based on the great start I had at UM. I am currently Professor/Associate Department Head at University Park.