Study physics at Miami University!

  • Did You Know...

    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.

  • Get Involved

    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.

  • Academic 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.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    JYR research groupUndergraduates have the opportunity to research in the first year, and 70% will conduct research prior to graduation. Undergraduate and graduate students often work side by side to achieve their research goals.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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

Announcements and News

Burçin Bayram named Woman Physicist of the Month
The American Physical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) selected Associate Professor Burçin Bayram as Woman Physicist for the month of May 2015. Her "enthusiasm for science, creativity in the lab, and dedication to the success of her students" are just a few of the qualities mentioned in an article on the APS website, where she is recognized for her work in the classroom, the lab, and in outreach activities.

Paul Urayama named Distinguished Educator
Associate Professor Paul Urayama is one of two recipients of the 2015 College of Arts and Science Distinguished Educator Award. These awards honor two faculty members for excellence in teaching and related professional activities. Beside receiving a cash award for professional use, Paul will have the honor of making a presentation to the academic community.

Students - watch for your invitation
The annual presentation of Scholarships and Awards will take place on May 6 at 4pm in 319 Kreger Hall. Culler Book Awards will be given to non-physics majors, and scholarship announcements and awards will be given to majors in the department.

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