Physics & Engineering Physics Department
Physics is, par excellence, one scientific discipline critical for the progress and sustainability of humankind. Physics has thus been at the forefront of innovation and development through the ages. In the post-World War II period, and during the race to space, physicists were the drivers and innovators who led the development of the space program and the concomitant technological growth for civilian as well as military applications. These efforts led to the development of numerous technological applications including the now ubiquitous GPS system. The quest to seek new and improved technologies, and to re-invigorate and spur sustained economic growth, and so improve the human condition requires analytical skills and innovation acquired in physics education. Current exciting developments, and challenges such as in nanotechnology, green energy systems, critical technological infrastructure in health, security, climate change and pollution require sustained innovative, and analytically skilled professionals (physicists) with multidisciplinary perspectives.
The Department of Physics & Engineering Physics, within the CCSU School of Engineering, Science and Technology, is preparing students to meet these current and future challenges by providing multidisciplinary programs with physics as its hub. The study of physics is just what "the doctor ordered" to address the ability to be versatile professionals without skimping on quality and effectiveness. We have added modifications of the BS in Physics to include options for synergetic Concentrations in Biomolecular Sciences, Biology, and Finance, and more are in the works. Students, who are able, are advised and encouraged to double major in synergetic disciplines, and as a result we have a number of physics majors now double majoring in Physics and Mathematics, and Physics and Mechanical Engineering. Additional refined double majors, and Concentrations in Engineering, Chemistry, and disciplines with synergetic relations to physics are planned. We have worked to encourage and provide cutting edge research experiences for our students, leading to our students presenting their research at regional and national conferences. These programs are producing graduates who are able, versatile, and prepared with the requisite analytical, innovative, and critical thinking skills needed to be significant contributors in the new economy.
As with any significant effort, there is the need for sustained investment and resources in the form of equipment for study and research, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid for students to be able to focus on their studies and research. With the dearth of State funding, we are looking to private, industrial, external grants and resources in the following areas:
- 1.Merit and need based Scholarships
- 2.Direct funding for teaching and research equipment
- 3.Equipment donation for teaching and research
- 4. Internships to provide training as well as financial support
- 5.Collaboration with industry on projects that benefit both industry and the training and education of students.
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