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  • Dr. Susan Lederer of NASA at the telescope on Ascension Island.
    Physics alumna tells how she became a NASA scientist
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    When students begin a life studying physics, the big dream out there is often NASA, as an astronaut, a researcher, an engineer. Susan Lederer had those same goals as a young Blugold. Read about how she made it all happen and now calls NASA home.

  • Mara Reed in Yellowstone.
    Mara Reed reflects on NSE experience.
    Friday, April 22, 2016

    A double major in physics and geology, Mara Reed shares her experience in National Student Exchange, and lets students in those two busy majors know that it IS possible, and awesome!

  • Riedl_Physics_Thesis
    Honors senior completes his thesis
    Friday, April 1, 2016

    As the final requirement for honors graduation in physics and astronomy, senior Austin Riedl has presented his honors thesis research at CERCA.

  • Seminar room in physics department.
    When people are the best facilities
    Friday, April 1, 2016

    Counted among the most important facilities for physics is the seminar room, a shared department space that allows for daily collaboration, mentoring, socializing and community among students and faculty.

  • Art AND Science event
    Art AND Science: Dedicated Desire and Unmatched Reason
    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

    As part of an ongoing effort at UWEC to increase cross-disciplinary engagement, faculty and students from English, Theatre and several science programs have developed an evening of dramatic readings and informative presentations that showcase humankind's creative journey of discovery — whether on a canvas, or a stage, in a laboratory or in the field. This year we will be presenting a reader’s theatre of excerpts from four different science plays, along with transitional contextual (“bridge”) explanations, all performed by students.

  • Michael Yohn teaching
    Award winning alumni physics teacher looks back fondly
    Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

    A physics education alumnus and 2013 recipient of a prestigious national scholarship gives us an update on his teaching experience and reflects on his Blugold degree.

  • Study_Abroad_Scotland
    Why should I consider study abroad?
    Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

    Physics major Claire Arneson gives a first-hand account of how her study abroad experience has impacted her academically and personally. The verdict? Worth every minute and penny, so read her story.

  • The Eau Claire Planet Walk created by Dr. Paul Thomas
    Dr. Paul Thomas created Planet Walk for Eau Claire
    Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

    Physics professor Dr. Paul Thomas created a walk through downtown Eau Claire that serves as a replica of the solar system.

  • Using art to bring science to life
    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    The arts and sciences literally will share the stage during “Waves: A Celebration of Astronomy and Music,” a one-of-a-kind event that will weave together musical pieces, recent scientific discoveries and stunning images of the solar system.

  • Students receiving Goldwater recognition are, from left, Kelsey Steinke, Sarah Kintner and Elizabeth Stubbs.
    Meeting the Goldwater gold standard
    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Only the top science, math and engineering students in the country are considered for prestigious Goldwater scholarships, making it all the more impressive to find two UW-Eau Claire students listed among the 2015 winners.

  • Austin Reidl
    Research experience is a matter of physics
    Friday, June 5, 2015

    UW-Eau Claire senior Austin Riedl joined students from across the nation at the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the University of Minnesota.

  • Gavriel Deprenger-Gottfried works with the 3-D printer, one of the many state-of-the-art instruments found in UW-Eau Claire's Materials Science Center.
    The 'engineering of stuff' comes to UW-Eau Claire
    Friday, June 5, 2015

    To help students compete in the ever-growing science and technology industry, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire announces a new degree program in materials science and engineering beginning in the fall 2016.

  • Michelle Gervais
    Bringing the worlds of art and physics together
    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Michelle Gervais loves to solve problems but she’s also has had a lifelong passion for art. When it came time to declare a major, rather than choose between her passions, Gervais decided to pursue them both.

  • runners training for EC Marathon
    UWEC students tackle marathon class
    Monday, April 27, 2015

    UW-Eau Claire students have been training for the upcoming Eau Claire Marathon through a long-distance running class.

  • Dr. Kim Pierson
    'A professor who changed my life'
    Monday, March 23, 2015

    A UW-Eau Claire sophomore public relations major shares her first-person story about how a patient physics professor inspired and motivated her when she found herself struggling in her science class during her first semester as a college student.

  • Dr. Thomas Lockhart, UW-Eau Claire professor of physics and astronomy, works in a physics lab with students Tyler Tolan, Eau Claire, and Mathew Guenther, Black River Falls, as they test for the potentials of electric fields using a digital multimeter.
    Physics program recognized as leader in preparing students for STEM careers
    Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

    UW-Eau Claire's physics program has been recognized by the American Institute of Physics as a leader in preparing students for STEM careers.

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