“At North Park, students are recognized for their talents, abilities and uniqueness,” says Linda McDonald. “Problems such as what you look like or say or where you come from just seem to shrink into the background when compared to the problems we try to solve in physics.”
When you ask Linda McDonald why she chooses to teach at North Park, her answer is simple: “The students.” In the physics and engineering department, students bring different experiences, and are welcomed as part of the physics family.
In addition to offering career guidance, McDonald works with students to ensure they get hands-on experience with a research internship. “What can you do with a physics or engineering degree from North Park? McDonald asks. “Anything you want,” she says.
Linda McDonald also works with North Park’s Society of Physics Students and national honorary society Sigma Pi Sigma.