The Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in each of our disciplines, which allows us to provide the best possible learning environment for our undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a wide range of courses, from introductory level to advanced. Our faculty are deeply involved in research activities that include neural networks, the scholarship of teaching, the astrophysics of pulsating stars, and the fabrication and development of nanotechnology devices. Department members provide community service at the local, regional, and national levels.
Materials Science Research Lab
Transit of Venus (June 5, 2012)
Hydrogen-Alpha image by Henry G. Stratmann, Missouri State student
Transits of Venus are quite rare; the next one is scheduled for December 11, 2117!