Physics

Contact Information

Robert Benjamin
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5114
Location:

Patricia Filipiak
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1067
Location: Upham 151

Mission Statement

The Department of Physics, as a member of the College of Letters and Sciences, strives to:

  • Create an environment that supports learning and research,
  • improve students' ability to analyze problems and develop appropriate solutions; and
  • create a community of scholars and students who aspire to high standards of achievement.

As a science department, we regard our mission to include:

  • Teaching students systematic methods for evaluating evidence and information by helping them build and test physical hypotheses and theories; and
  • fostering students' critical thinking skills, such as drawing conclusions, inferring relationships, solving problems and making predictions about the natural world.

As a department of physics we are committed to providing:

  • A rigorous and effective curriculum for physics majors and minors, with depth of study for those students who desire to pursue a career in, or further study of, physics, astronomy, engineering, technology or science education;
  • effective and engaging courses for students who choose to take physics or astronomy courses either as part of the breadth of a liberal arts education or whose majors or career goals require them;
  • educational experiences in physics and astronomy through public outreach, with emphasis on the UW - Whitewater service area; and
  • opportunities for students and faculty to engage in research.

Approved by the Physics department 11/19/2008

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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