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Physics & Astronomy|College of Arts & Sciences
 

Our program offers a welcoming, personalized educational experience that broadly prepares students for challenging careers in space sciences, nanotechnology, quantitative finance, engineering, environmental sciences, optics, computer technology, energy policy, science law, and many other fields.

Daniel Dale is one of nine higher education faculty members to receive recruiting grants to explore new approaches for bolstering the number of high school physics teachers. Read more here...

Women are physicists, too!

We sadly announce the passing of Glen Rebka.  He was a part of our department for many years and he will be greatly missed.

The Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility will open in Fall 2015 and play an important role in the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative that focuses on active learning. Two UW professors are already ahead of the curve. Read more..

Governor’s Task Force Backs Plan to Transform UW Science Education

UW Studio Physics courses lay framework for active learning - Laramie Boomerang article

Two students say personal contact from faculty members in UW’s Department of Physics and Astronomy -- and the opportunity to work as undergraduates with those professors on research projects -- played a big role in their decision to attend UW. And, after completing their first year, they agree that choosing UW over the dozens of other institutions that recruited them, including Ivy League and other big-name schools attracted by their high ACT scores, was the right move.  Read more..

The newly renovated Harry C. Vaughan UW Planetarium is now open.  Read about it here and here.

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