Physics and Astronomy
The Physics & Astronomy Department at Siena College is experiencing a period of growth and revitalization. We have five new faculty members, and all have exciting research programs in various fields of physics, engineering, and science education. Most of these research programs are funded by the
National Science Foundation or NASA.
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Also, and probably as a result, the number of physics majors
is growing. We currently have nearly 60 majors (freshmen
through seniors), and we are particularly proud of the large
number of women who are currently pursuing physics degrees.
The department also offers some pretty amazing research
opportunities, and students can get involved as early as their
freshman year. Some will even start research the summer *before*
their freshman year! Our students participate in numerous research
projects on topics such as galaxy evolution, neutrino physics, X-ray
spectroscopy, science education research, computational biophysics,
atomic spectroscopy, satellite design and space physics. Most of
these are paid positions, and students work over the summer and
during the school year.
Our graduates have many options after graduation. About a 1/3
pursue graduate work in physics, engineering, astronomy, and
business. A few become high school teachers, and the rest find
employment in the technical workforce.
For more information, visit us at http://www.sos.siena.edu/physics