We offer a comprehensive education in Physics and exciting research opportunities
that prepare students for academic and professional careers. Our small upper-level classes
(around 10 students) allow for close faculty-student interactions and mentoring. Many students
take part in cutting-edge research with faculty members. We continue to stay in touch and act as a
resource to graduates long after they obtain their degree. Please stop by the Department and discover
for yourself all we have to offer.
Dr. Brandon Mitchell recently published a paper in The Physics Teacher, titled A Fan-tastic Alternative to Bulbs: Learning Circuits with Fans.
The Physics Teacher is a publication of the American Association for Physics Teachers (AAPT).
Our B.S. Ed program is in "5+ Club"
West Chester University has been added to "The 5+ Club", a prestigious roster of institutions that have produced five or more physics teachers in a single year. The list is managed by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC).
The 5+ Club winners, a total of 12 institutions that also includes Rowan University (5), University of Arkansas (5) and Boston University (6), were recognized at the opening plenary of the PhysTEC Conference in Baltimore in March. Brigham Young University topped the list, graduating 17 physics teachers in one year.
PhysTEC is an education program of the American Physical Society (APS) in partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), with support from the National Science Foundation.
More information on "5+ Club" can be found at PhysTEC.
Physics Tea Every Thursday
Join us each Thursday at 3:00 pm in the Physics Library (Merion 125) for The Physics Tea. This is a social time we have set aside for physics students and faculty to chat about physics, classes, grad school, and anything else that happens to come up in conversation. It's a great time to relax and see your professors and classmates in an informal atmosphere outside the classroom. Visitors are welcome, especially alumni and prospective students!