Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the
educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in
the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational
adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes
the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey
categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about
themselves and the world around them. For more information, and to access the Odyssey Program Guide, click here.
Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a
major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember
that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose
their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need
to be related to your major or minor.
Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major
- Internships and working in a laboratory are
great opportunities for career exploration and Odyssey experiences.
- There’s no better way to learn science than by
doing science, and many physics majors complete an Undergraduate Research
Odyssey project as part of their degree at Hendrix. Working with faculty in the
Department of Physics is most common, but students also complete research
projects in other departments (e.g. Chemistry, Mathematics) and in nationally
competitive summer programs like National Science Foundation Research
Experiences for Undergraduates and Department of Energy Science Undergraduate
Laboratory Internships. It is never too early to start a research project; just
reach out to a member of the department to inquire about opportunities and
advice on how to proceed.
Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences
- TART 295 Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
- Workshop Physics Learning Assistant
- CSCI 235 Intelligent Robotics