Innovating and Accelerating
The physics program at Lycoming offers an exceptional undergraduate education unparalleled by other institutions. An emphasis on lab-based instruction helps students grasp the theoretical, while exposing them to cutting-edge physics instrumentation. Small class sizes and a dedicated faculty with open-door policies provide physics majors with individualized attention. Lycoming’s state-of-the-art facilities, esteemed faculty, and rigorous curriculum forge an environment that fosters success and prepares students for a variety of physics-related careers in research, education, development, and engineering, as well as graduate school.
- Learn how to use a scanning electron microscope as part of your coursework and for research.
- Conduct physics and astronomy research alongside faculty members.
- Gain valuable teaching experience as a laboratory assistant or a course tutor.
- Volunteer in the nonlinear and complex systems research laboratory doing research about machine learning, astrophysics, or combustion as part of an international collaboration.
- Pursue a competitive internship with local and national companies such as Outgassing Systems International, L3 Communications, National Science Foundation, J.W. Aluminum, NASA, and Discovery Machine.
- Publish with faculty in research journals and present at professional conferences.
- Work toward induction into Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.
- All students have numerous opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored independent research.
- Advanced laboratory experiences prepare students for both graduate study and jobs in industry.
- Full-time, tenured, Ph.D. faculty teach in low student-to-faculty ratio settings both in the classroom and the laboratory.
- The new Lynn Science Center, the home of the physics department, contains updated laboratories, classrooms, study room and other facilities.
- The department boasts a plentiful inventory of cutting-edge physics instrumentation that is available for students to use as early as during their freshman year.