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  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics & Astronomy

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  • Physics & Astronomy

    The Physics and Astronomy Department provides outstanding instruction inside and outside the classroom on a variety of physics and astronomy topics—students learn how to create physical models and make predictions, apply scientific methods to solving theoretical and experimental problems, use new technologies to solve problems and clearly communicate technical principles, and more. Dedicated, highly educated faculty employ a wide variety of instructional techniques, including lectures, lab experiments, field trips, independent research projects and student-faculty collaborative projects for exciting, in-depth learning experiences. Students are required to participate in research and can choose from a variety of research programs in space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and solar system astrophysics, and physics education.

    A hallmark of the department is its outstanding facilities, which include a nanotechnology and robotics lab, a student-built NMR machine, the Paul P. Feder Observatory Regional Science Center and the Planetarium. Students augment their studies by participating in the MSUM Society of Physics Students, which provides opportunities for networking and learning from guest lecturers and educational trips. The combination of advanced research opportunities and personalized faculty instruction provides students with outstanding preparation for additional graduate study or exciting careers in physics and related fields.

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  • From floating CDs to acoustics: Student presentations in seminar

    Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series presents: Friday, October 17 3:00pm 325 Hagen Hall Speakers: Tyle Meehleib, Adam Hanson, Zachary Deschene, Jared Saunders Summary: Students will present short talks this week on topics that include summer internships, CDs that glide frictionlessly across a table, medical applications of 3D printing and acoustical testing.

    Free Eclipse Viewing at MSUM

    The Minnesota State University Moorhead Department of Physics and Astronomy, in cooperation with the F-M Astronomy Club, will be providing an opportunity for the public to safely view a solar eclipse on the afternoon of October 23. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and sun. On October 23, the moon [...]

    Career Opportunities in the Motion Control Industry today

    MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Career Opportunities in the Motion Control Industry By: Richard Lukanen, Jr., Principal Engineer of Research and Development at Douglas Machine, Inc., Alexandria, MN Friday, October 10 3:00pm-4:00pm 325 Hagen Hall Summary: Douglas Machine is an company that provides automated packaging solutions for a wide variety of industries. They [...]

    MSUM Astronomy Night Oct. 3

    An Astronomy Night will be held Friday, October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center.  The event is free and open to the public. Astronomy Night takes the form of what astronomers call a “star party.” Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club and the MSUM Department of [...]

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  • ACT College and Career Readiness Workshop 10/24/2014 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 205 Individuals attending your event can be directed to park in Lot U on the West side of the Student Union. We have parking permits ready for you to pick up when you arrive in the CMU Main Office Room 115. All catered food for events held in the Comstock Memorial Union shall be provided by MSUM Dining Services. Please contact the Catering Manager at 218-477-2852 to discuss your needs.

    School Groups 10/24/2014 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Regional Science Center SC 0108 Classroom

    Focus on Faculty: : Interviewing Outside of Higher Education 10/24/2014 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Library LI 0124 Faculty Development Multi-purpose Rm

    Event Preset - Tri-College RA Conference 10/25/2014 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    1:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 205

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