Department of Physics

Mission

The Department of Physics will provide highly competitive graduate and undergraduate education in physics, in order to produce able and capable physicists who are trained in the art of critical thinking, problem solving, independent learning and practical skills to meet the technical and scientific challenges in state and federal government, industry and academia and the growing demands of interdisciplinary research.

Vision

The Department of Physics is committed to be a place of excellence in education, research and community service, and to achieve national recognition, distinction and preeminence. It aims at positioning itself to play a critical and leading role in building a research-intensive Interdisciplinary University. The Department is committed to be an essential unit of the College of Science and Technology central to the focus of the University in the discovery of new basic science, the development and exploitation of that science across traditional boundaries and disciplines, and the integration of the new knowledge and techniques of discovery into the educational process.

Goals

  1. Increase student enrollment and improve retention and graduation rates at all levels
  2. Provide high quality courses, innovative curricula, and contribute to the production of the skilled workforce of the 21st century.
  3. Invest and excel in both basic and applied research and interdisciplinary activities. Continue to develop and promote collaborations and partnerships with other departments, universities, corporations and national labs. Involve students in all aspects of the Department research activities.
  4. Share the Physics knowledge and expertise of our faculty, students and staff with the large community

Degrees Offered

  • ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND METEOROLOGY - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
  • PHYSICS - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE INCLUDING CONCENTRATIONS IN
    • ENGINEERING PHYSICS
    • INTERDISCIPLINARY PHYSICS
    • SECONDARY EDUCATION (PHYSICS EDUCATION)
  • PHYSICS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
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National Science Foundation-GEOPATHS: Pathways to Atmospheric Sciences

http://www.ncat.edu/cost/departments/phys/people/bililign/GEOPATHS%20Research.html

NSF-IRES-International Research in Geosciences (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia

http://www.ncat.edu/cost/departments/phys/people/bililign/International%20Research%20Opportunity.html

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

  • Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
  • Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
  • Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
  • EntryPoint;
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
  • LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
  • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars*;
  • Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs); and
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).

The National Society of Black Physicists is also working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

The 2017 ERN Conference in STEM is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).  The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on March 2-4, 2017.

All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th.

The ERN conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and to find out about summer, graduate school, and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

  • Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
  • Graduate oral presentations;
  • Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
  • Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.