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

Physics student wins a national scholarship

Physics senior,  Elena (Helen) Meskhidze, wins the 2015 SPS / SSAI Academic Scholarship

Physics faculty present at the National AAPT Conference

Four Physics Department members attended and presented at the Summer 2015 National AAPT Meeting, July 24-29, at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Maria Temming ’16 awarded fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The double-major in physics and English will be a writer for Scientific American magazine after successfully competing in the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program.

Teacher Education alumni selected for Kenan Fellows programs

Alumni of both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs were selected among the latest cohort of Kenan Fellows

Pranab Das named to Advisory Board

The professor of physics has been invited to serve as a member of an advisory board for the National Speech and Debate Association.