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Dr. Beth Cunningham, Head of the Americans Association of Physics Teachers, to Speak on March 20th

Dr. Cunningham, AAPT Executive Officer will talk about  “Building Better (and More) Physics Educators” on Thursday March 20th at 11:30 AM in SCP-117.  The abstract of her presentation is:

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has as its mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.  One of the primary activities of AAPT is supporting the development of highly qualified high school physics teachers. The United States has a severe, long-term shortage of qualified physics teachers.  School districts consistently rank physics as the highest need area among all academic disciplines with regard to teacher shortages.  AAPT’s activities to increase the number of high school physics teachers, improve physics teaching at the high school level, and encourage higher education to make this a priority will be discussed.

AAS National Harbor Conference

Four Physics students presented posters at the American Astronomical Meeting held at National Harbor, Maryland, from Jan 6th-10th, 2014.  Dr. Paul Wiita was accompanied by four seniors to the annual AAS meeting where all presented posters.  Mitchell Revalski and Dawid Nowak presented work they did with Dr. Wiita last summer on “Investigating Active Galactic NucleiContinue Reading

2013 Independent Research Presentations

For a list of the 2013 independent research presentationsContinue Reading

Volleyball Game 2013: Freshman vs. Uppercalssmen

Continuing a fall tradition, Physics freshmen played several volleyball games, among themselves and against several upperclassmen and a couple of brave faculty members.  All the games were close but the final freshman team can bask in their victory over the “rest of physics” team.

Congratulations Class of 2013!

On May 16th 2013, the Department of Physics graduated 15 students.

2013 Physics Picnic

On April 25th, the Physics Department students, faculty, staff, and alums enjoyed the beautiful weather and delicious food at Rosedale Park.

American Physical Society Denver, Colorado April 2013

Junior Victoria Calafut presenting her research “Modeling the Emission from Turbulent” at the Denver Meeting of the American Physical Society in April.

AAS Long Beach Conference

Students Mitchell Revalski and Nicholas Erickson presented their research at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach California in January 2013.  Mitch worked with Dr. Wiita and Nick worked at the University of Wyoming on an REU the previous summer.

American Geophysical Union Conference

Physics student Andrew Miller and Chemistry student Marco Amaral presented well received research conducted with Dr. Nate Magee at the American Geophysical Union meeting in December 2012.  They produced novel ice crystals in conditions approximating those in cirrus clouds in Dr. Magee’s lab at TCNJ and are shown acquiring novel ice crystal images and dataContinue Reading

Graduating Class 2012

The Department of Physics would like to congratulate our recent graduates!