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Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1077
Phone: 270-745-4357
Fax: 270-745-2014

Physics major Stacy Hicks (5th from left) and Physics & Astronomy faculty Steven Gibson (4th from left) and Gordon Emslie (3rd from right) with renowned science educator Bill Nye (center) at a dinner in his honor at WKU on October 15, 2014.

WKU Physics and Astronomy Undergraduates Aaron Bell and Andrew Gott, who won the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award for their poster presentations at the 219th AAS meeting in Austin, Texas. This marks the second and third times, respectively, WKU undergraduates have won this prestigious award.

Suzanna Sadler, Tara Wink, Julie Scott, and Lydia Brothers presented their work at the 2nd Annual Southeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, held at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on Jan 14 to 16, 2012.

Courtney Morrow, Owen Gaulle, and Dr. Charles McGruder at the National Society of Black Physicists conference in Austin, Texas, Sept 21 - 24 2011.

Students in Dr. Harper's University Physics I Laboratory study the relationship between force and motion using a hovercraft.

The Western Kentucky University Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located on "top of the hill" on WKU's campus in the Kelly Thompson Complex for Science, Center Wing. There are approximately 50-60 enrolled students progressing toward a B.S. in Physics, and 5-10 graduate students. In addition to courses provided for majors, the department offers a wide array of service courses ranging from algebra-based college physics to biophysics and astronomy.

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