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mission statement

“ The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. ”
- John Glenn

Physics lies at the core of all scientific and technical disciplines. Our department has a two-fold mission –to provide students who will make a wide range of career choices with an outstanding learning experience in which they develop strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills with a deep appreciation of the role physics plays in technical innovations, and to foster cutting-edge research that expands the horizons of science and technology.

This mission will be accomplished by:

  • providing students with rigorous and comprehensive courses that allow them to perform at a high level
  • fostering curiosity and excitement about the physical world
  • providing an exciting learning opportunity for non-physics and non-science majors that provides basic understanding of physics and problem-solving skills
  • maintaining a research environment, in which key scientific and technical innovation are generated
  • providing undergraduate and master’s students research experience, through which they contribute to the scientific enterprise
  • Maintain healthy level of external research funds allowing us to provid financial support for PhD student during their thesis research and prepare them to academic, research, and industial carriers
  • having faculty bring exciting and current research perspectives to the classroom
  • preparing undergraduate physics majors and pre-engineering students for graduate studies or technical careers
  • providing an M.A. program, which helps students expand their career goals, and a M.S. (PSM) program that would prepare students for rewarding employment in photonics related industries
  • providing service and outreach activities to the college and broader community
  • maintaining machine and electronics shop facilities that enhance undergraduate, graduate and research laboratories in the College