Student Opportunities and Services

Students in our department have many opportunities to get involved on campus. We have many programs that not only promote learning, but also foster friendship and community with other students.

Living-learning communities

Our living-learning community is a special on-campus living environment available for our undergraduate students. It is created to offer additional resources to help you gain academic success and experience college to the fullest.

What is a living-learning community?

It is a residence hall set aside for students of a specific department or college. As a resident of a living-learning community, your neighbors will be students in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. You will likely share interests and experiences as well as classes and professors with them.

Why should I consider joining a living-learning community?

  • You are more likely to achieve your academic goals in this learning environment, as you are living with others who are experiencing similar course work and have similar interests.
  • You will have access to more programs to help you gain academic and personal success.
  • Students are allowed to move into our LLCs a day earlier than other students, so you can avoid the crowds.
  • You will be able to interact with two or more faculty fellows, professors who are involved with student social activities and serve as mentors.

Research and internship opportunities

To help you complete your undergraduate research requirement, our department is building connections with local businesses and agencies that can offer you research and internship opportunities. Our department faculty also offer you the opportunity to get involved in their research. These opportunities are a great way to network and gain research and work experience.

Seminars

Many faculty members routinely make short presentations for graduate students, undergraduate students and other faculty members. These seminars will be particularly beneficial for new graduate students and for those undergraduate students who want to take part in undergraduate research.

Seminar topics include:

  • Faculty research projects by Missouri State PAMS faculty members
  • Current research projects of invited speakers from regional universities and institutions

Societies and clubs

Students in our department have many opportunities to get involved on campus. We have many programs that not only promote learning, but also foster friendship and community with other students.

Tutoring services

Physics faculty members and graduate students offer tutoring help for students in PHY 123, 124, 203 and 204. These free help sessions are held in Kemper 101 beginning the second week of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Just drop in. The tutoring schedule for fall 2015 is as follows.

Monday

  • 10 a.m.: Dr. P. Plavchan
  • 2 p.m.: TA Paul S.

Tuesday

  • 9 a.m.: Dr. S. Younger
  • 1 p.m.: Dr. M. Stepanova

Wednesday

  • 10 a.m.: Dr. D. Cornelison or Dr. R. Mayanovic
  • 2 p.m.: Dr. M. Biswas

Thursday

  • 10 a.m.: Dr. S. Mitra
  • 2 p.m.: TA Neva A.

Friday

  • 10 a.m.: Dr. E. Redd
  • 2 p.m.: Dr. K. Ghosh