Department of Physics

Department News Archive

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Physics major Troy Buzynski has been awarded a $1,500 Dr. Stanley J. Walljasper Endowed scholarship. Buzynski is pursuing the new Data Science Emphasis and in fact was the first student to enroll in...

 

Thursday, Feb 4, 2021
B.S. Physics majors Aaron Kirchman and Sophie Roberts have both been nominated by UNI for the 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics. The Goldwater Scholarship is arguably the...

 

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
Student-Led Physical Sciences Organization is Honored with Award from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter December 4, 2020, Cedar Falls, IA – The...

 

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
The Physics Department was recently awarded a $236,290 grant by the National Science Foundation to discover and study materials known as "half-metals" and "spin-gapless semiconductors." The...

 

Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
Three UNI physics majors were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for use in the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding...

 

Friday, Dec 6, 2019
“Making Waves & Breaking Boundaries” conference is the largest known gathering of Undergraduate Physics Students in the United States. The conference was held November 14-16, 2019 in Providence...

 

Monday, Nov 11, 2019
  Joseph Tibbs, a senior physics and biochemistry major, was invited to present his research at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by Rice University on November 2, 2019. The...

 

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Mary Sutton is a Junior at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Physics and Biochemistry. She had the chance to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program doing research that...

 

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
Nine Iowa high school students participated in the “ArduinoBot: Race to the Cheese” activity on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in conjunction with Scholars Day. Scholars Day is a new, university-wide...

 

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
  Twenty Classic Upward Bound high school students from Waterloo, Iowa participated in the first physics and robotics camp this summer, June 11-July 11, 2019. Almost none of the students started out...

 

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019
The UNI Physics Department is pleased to announce that Joseph Tibbs (Alden, Iowa) has received a nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics.  The Goldwater Scholarship...

 

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Research in the Capitol 2019 will take place on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the State Capitol rotunda in Des Moines. Four of the 19 undergraduate researchers from the...

 

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Professors Paul Shand and Tim Kidd were awarded $573,990 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust challenge grant for Instrumentation for Career Preparation. The purpose of this grant is to integrate research-...

 

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
On March 2, 2019 double major (physics and chemistry & biochemistry) Joseph Tibbs will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to present and attend the BPS19 national meeting. He will be presenting “...

 

Monday, Dec 10, 2018
UNI STEM programs support deep understandings of computer science

 

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018
A Faculty Profile of Physics Professor Tim Kidd, November 2018 STEM STORIES

 

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
On Monday, September 17, 2018, alum Chuck Pelton returned to UNI for the purpose of recruiting for Rockwell-Collins and to offer assistance to our present majors. Chuck offered career advice, job...

 

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
This summer, Dr. Pavel Lukashev has been granted access to the Extreme Science and Engineering Environment (XSEDE) user facilities, to perform computational study of the project, “Influence of...

 

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
UNI is pleased to announce that Joseph Tibbs (Alden, Iowa) has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics.  This year 211...

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