ELON UNIVERSITY PHYSICS DEPARTMENT is characterized by: an innovative curriculum where students learn physics by doing physics, a strong student-centered undergraduate research program, and a commitment to community outreach at the local, national, and international level. Our department, along with the engineering program, offers several undergraduate pathways for students who have an interest in physics, along with courses for students who are interested in physics and astronomy but focus their academic pursuits primarily on other disciplines. Our physics graduates have followed a wide range career paths including graduate programs in physics, engineering, medical physics, biological sciences, astronomy, computer science, and management; other alumni enjoy employment as technical specialists, business analysts, engineers, project managers, secondary school teachers, among others. Current students are welcomed into a friendly and supportive academic and social environment, with an active Society of Physics Students Club and the Engineering Club.

IMAGINE yourself in courses that use inventive approaches to teaching and learning; imagine engaging in cutting edge research already in your first year; imagine presenting your work at local, national, and international conferences; imagine a friendly atmosphere where you freely interact with students and professors; imagine supporting science literacy with kids near the university and at locations across the world; imagine being part of an active physics student group that sponsors social and academic events.

PLEASE EXPLORE the Physics Department website and if you have questions or would like to schedule a visit please email Dr. Martin Kamela, Chair of the department: mkamela@elon.edu

Physics News

Noyce Program accepting applications for paid summer STEM internships

The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications for summer education internships from current first-year students and sophomores who are interested in STEM fields.

Alumna named nation's top high school physics teacher

Alexandra Solender Boyd '12 was named the National PhysTEC Teacher of the Year for her work at Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, N.C.

End of Semester Banquet

The Physics Department and the Engineering Program get together on the last day of class.

$55,000 grant supplement to support collaboration between physics professor, former student

Professor Pranab Das and Georgetown University professor Dan Blair '97 received a $55,000 grant to expand their current collaboration.

Physics professor presents paper at Neuroscience Research Center in Portugal

Professor Pranab Das delivered at talk entitled "Emergence and Active Matter: Dynamics and the Materials of Life" to the Neuroscience Research Center at the Champalimaud Institute in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov. 16.