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.

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 MathematicaVideopointVoyager 4.5, and other analog-to-digital analysis programs, as well as many simulation software.

A computerized general physics laboratory allows students to use equipment including the laser ex...A computerized general physics laboratory allows students to use equipment including the laser experiment.

Students working the telescope controls in the observatory.Students working the telescope controls in the observatory.

Opportunities:

Internships are required for physics majors.

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