Guided by the University Mission, and driven by a commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, it is the goal of the physics department to be a learning community that fosters thought, discussion, and exploration through meaningful interactions among students and faculty. A centrally located student lounge, an accessible faculty, courses that stress active participation, hands-on experiences in modern laboratory and research facilities, and student-faculty research opportunities are all integral parts of this learning community.
The physics department is proud to announce the creation of a new program in Engineering Physics that combines courses in physics, mathematics, and engineering. The program is intended for students who want a solid foundation in physics and a rigorous set of engineering courses that will allow them to pursue an engineering related career or an advanced degree in engineering. More information can be found under the Programs tab.
Four of our 16 women physics majors attended the Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, held at Penn State between Jan 17 - 19, 2014. Our attendees this year, pictured at the banquet, were Jenna Graham, Lauren Lopez, Angela Sims, and Emma Bradford.