ThinkTools Workshops Teach Electronics, Computer Programming Skills
On December 8, President Obama declared the importance of learning computer programming
when he helped kick off the national “Hour of Code”. His encouragement reinforced
the idea that technology users shouldn’t simply learn to use computer software, but
that they should also learn to create new innovative custom software using computer
programming. This phenomena of creation is now very present in the southeast, and
in particular here in Georgia where Gov. Nathan Deal declared December 10, 2014 as
the first Georgia Day of Code. (READ MORE)
New Faculty Members Join Department
We are pleased to welcome four new faculty members to the Department this fall: Dr. Iryna Lebedyeva (Medicinal Chemistry), Dr. Josefa Guerrero-Millan (Physics), Dr. Hao You (Physics) and Dr. Theja De Silva (Physics). For more information, Click Here.
Three Physics Majors Part of Local Company Internship
Three Department of Chemistry and Physics students were accepted into an internship program with the Augusta company EZ-Go recently. The accepted students were physics majors Lindsey Burden, Matt Beach, and recent graduate Nicole Burdette. The students acquired this internship by applying and being recommended by their professors. EZ-Go is a Textron Company that specializes in engineering light vehicles for use in several facets. The students were a part of a year around internship that lets them and professional engineers work together. (Read More)
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers undergraduate degree programs in the
area of chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and cooperative degree programs leading
to teacher certification. Programs of study include preparation for chemistry and
physics graduate school and preparation for continued education in engineering, medicine,
dentistry, pharmacy, health physics, and physician’s assistant. Courses are offered
in chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, integrated science, and pre-engineering.
In addition to traditional coursework, a growing number of students also participate in chemistry or physics related research under the advisement of a faculty mentor, and many of them have gone on to present their research at regional or national meetings and to publish their results in scientific journals.
We are excited about the recent growth of our department and the increased number of opportunities this affords our students. We invite you to explore our website to learn more.
For information about other departmental scholarships, Click Here.