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Experimental Physicist

Experimental Physicist

Mark Spencer

Major: Physics
Minors:
Math and Trumpet performance
Year:
Senior

Mark has always loved the combination of physics and music. It’s how his brain works and he spends most of his time doing one or the other.

With a love for learning and teaching that has followed him through college, Mark plans on continuing his education, eventually getting a Ph.D. in physics. After that, he says he’ll “never leave school again, because I’ll be a professor!” Mark enjoys exploring how physics work, in his Experimental Physics lab and playing trumpet (occasionally) with Philharmonia.

Mark chose Houghton because it was known as a Christian school with a great physics program, and he continues to enjoy it.


In his free time,
Mark runs skis, bikes, and camps. He loves the outdoors.

On a typical Saturday night you’ll find Mark at his house, chilling with his housemates, watching a movie, or talking about ridiculous things.

Mark recently ran a 26 mile marathon!


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