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Kreger Hall► There are about 100 undergraduate majors in the Physics Department with 16 full time faculty members.

► 70% of physics undergraduates engage in research before graduation and 15-20% of those are co-authors on research papers.

Access to Advising

Physics students in classMiami University's retention rate of 89% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. A major in the physics department is assigned an adviser in their first year who will remain their adviser throughout their undergraduate education.

 Student Activities

President Ethan Clements grilling at the picnicMiami University has an active chapter of the Society of Physics Students. Regular activities include weekly meetings, outreach, field trips, and fun, with two annual picnics and monthly pizza and movie nights.

 Astronomy Club

Miami University Astronomy Club 3 planets eastern skyThe Miami University Astronomy Club meets regularly during the academic year. With a Questar, several other telescopes, and a remote observatory, students can observe in all types of weather.

 Undergraduate Research

JYR research groupUndergraduates have the opportunity to conduct research beginning in the first year. Undergraduate and graduate students often work side by side to achieve their research goals.

 Presentation experiences

Student presenting at Frontiers in OpticsUndergraduates in physics have the opportunity to present research findings at national meetings. Pictured are Perry Rice and his student, Ethan Stanifer, at the Frontiers in Optics conference in Orlando, FL.

Announcements and News

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2019 Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees

The 2019 Sigma Pi Sigma inductees, lead by Dr. Paul Urayama, were honored at a regional banquet hosted by Thomas More University. The guest speaker was Dr. Gavi Begtrup, CEO of Eccrine Systems.

Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and the American Institute of Physics. The Miami University chapter was founded in 1932, and has inducted nearly 750 members. Invitations are extended to the upper 1/3 of a graduating class by academic performance.

Inductees are as follows: Subhash Bhatt,* Jayson Rook,** Audrey Short,** Bob Krueger,** Abby Hurley,* Ben Amend,* and Ajit Dharmasiri.* (Not pictured: Kefeng Jiang* and Jonathan Fee.*) * 2019 inductee; ** 2018 inductee.