This past spring, I led a group of 37 UWSP students on a semester abroad trip to Britain, including an extensive tour of continental Europe. The experience was exhilarating, not only for student participants, but also for the faculty leader. During my absence from campus, Professor Katie Jore served as acting chairperson of the Department. In that capacity, she presided over the annual awards dinner honoring our physics majors. Please click on the links below to view highlights of the event.
A few years ago, Department faculty revised the upper division course sequence in physics to allow our majors the opportunity to engage in semester abroad or industrial internship opportunities during the spring semester of each odd numbered year. This past spring, two UWSP physics majors enjoyed semester abroad experiences...Derek Lilla in New Zealand and Chris Musson in Britain. To glimpse the lighter side of these international programs, check out the photograph below.
Once again, staff changes occurring over the summer months will renew the face of our Department. Professor Kameshwar Razdan concluded 38 years of service to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at a retirement reception held June 7. Kameshwar was instrumental in the establishment of microelectronics and laser physics programs at UWSP.
Joining the Department this coming fall, Professor Hai Nguyen brings valuable expertise in the emerging field of optical trapping. Hai received his Ph.D. in 2003 from Kansas State University and subsequently served a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Paris.
- Bob Beeken, Dept Chair
Physics major Chris Musson (left) scaled the summit of Rochers de Naye(Switzerland)during a semester abroad experience in Europe this past April. Later the same day, he was observed swimming in the waters of Lake Geneva!