Resources & Opportunities

Facilities: 

A computerized general physics laboratory allows students to use motion detectors, force probes, timing devices, radiation counters, and light/sound sensors as they work through the many laboratory-based activities embedded in physics courses.

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Apparatus and software:

Equipment available to students includes the Creed-Fulton observatory with a 16” research-grade telescope, several small telescopes, a CCD camera for astrophotography, a holographic optical bench, multipurpose analog-to-digital boards, electronics prototyping boards, a darkroom, and access to a machine shop. Software includes Mathematica, Videopoint, Voyager 4.5, and other analog-to-digital analysis programs, as well as many simulation software.

Students working the telescope controls.Students working the telescope controls.

Opportunities:

Internships are required for physics majors.

Research with faculty or participation in summer research programs is encouraged.