Dept. of Chemistry and Physics at ASU

Dept. of Chemistry and Physics at ASU The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta State University is a vibrant and growing department offering BS degrees in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and the associated secondary education tracks.

I am especially excited about our new I-MAT program for chemistry and physics education as a streamlined program for a Bachelors degree, Masters degree, and teaching certification. We also support pre-engineering and other pre-professional programs such as pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-pharmacy. Chemistry and physics are central sciences that provide an excellent background for careers in many allied fields. As a student here, your classes will be small, with less than 50 in your introductory courses and 10-20 in your advanced courses. Our strong curriculum includes hands-on work with modern scientific instruments and state-of-the-art computer systems. Opportunities to work with faculty mentors on undergraduate research projects provide individualized instruction in areas of special interest to each student. A variety of scholarship programs assist our majors. Our graduates are successful in entering graduate degree programs or securing rewarding jobs. What I find most satisfying about being a part of this department is the sense of community—a close-knit group of students, a caring faculty, and active chemistry and physics/pre-engineering clubs. The learning center is filled with students not just during the free tutoring sessions, but most hours of the day either studying or just hanging out. The whole department is alive with activity and is a great thing to be a part of. Stop by the 3rd floor of Science Hall and take a tour, talk to an advisor, and explore the opportunities. See how to become a part of it. Dr. Tom Crute Chair, Dept of Chemistry and Physics

09/19/2014

PCHEM Karoake is Saturday night at the Mi Rancho's on Washington road (near I-20). Come on out and have a great time supporting the singing pchemers.

09/19/2014
QEP: Experiential Learning

The QEP, quality enhancement plan, is open for proposals. Maybe you have an idea in the area of Experiential Learning that could become the QEP. Check out the video (it's very short) if you have any interest:
http://vimeo.com/104101785

This is "QEP: Experiential Learning" by Georgia Regents University on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

02/06/2013

This Friday, there is a LUNA event...Look Up at Night, Augusta. Dr. Kristen Thompson will give a talk entitled, "OUr Solar System's Shining Star: The Sun". Starts at 7pm in Rm W1002 of Science Hall.

Following the talk, there will be a night sky viewing, weather permitting.

12/06/2012

Ready for another LUNA session? Well, you should be. Friday, Dec. 7 will be a day that will live in infamy as Dr. Joe Newton gives a talk before a night sky viewing. 7am at ASU...that's right, ASU.

11/24/2012

Hope everyone has had a fantastic beginning to the festive season.

11/20/2012

Nov. 20 is Edwin Hubble's birthday. Mr. Big Bang should be celebrated with a rousing evening of PCHEM Karaoke. So, join us at Mi Rancho's in downtown Augusta for the annual Turkey week event.

10/23/2012

In honor of mole day, the pchem class is having an early pchem karaoke. Starting up tonight about 8-ish at the Emashiya Korean BBQ.

4001 Columbia Road

10/23/2012
Amedeo Avogadro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's Mole Day, everyone. That means you should be thankful and happy to this guy..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amedeo_Avogadro

Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro di Quaregna e di Cerreto,[1]CountofQuaregnaandCerreto(9 August 1776,Turin,Piedmont– 9 July 1856) was anItaliansavant. He is most noted for his contributions tomolecular theory, including what is known asAvogadro's law. In tribute to him, the number of elementary ...

10/11/2012

It's time to "Look Up at Night, Augusta" (LUNA). Dr. Parker and Grant Thompson will be hosting a viewing of the night sky with explanations about light and how useful it is :) Come on out to ASU at 8pm on Friday, Oct. 12 in Science Hall, Rm W-1002. Free for all who want to attend.

A night sky viewing will follow the talk!!! (weather permitting).

09/13/2012

Big happenings tomorrow...the first "STEMINAR" of the year. Come on out to W-1002 of Science Hall to hear about tectonic plates:

Dr. Beatrice Magnani, Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, will give a presentation on
"The New Madrid Earthquakes Two Hundred Years Later: What Have We Learned About Earthquakes at the Center of Tectonic Plates?"

08/24/2012

Great turnout today at the Chem/Phys Meet and Greet. Thanks to everyone who turned out...and for all those great Augusta businesses who donated to the door prize bonanza we had.

Due to the inclement weather, all of this evenings astronomy events will be cancelled. If you are interested, there are ...
06/05/2012
Venus Transit 2012 National Solar Observatory

Due to the inclement weather, all of this evenings astronomy events will be cancelled.

If you are interested, there are a number of sites across the globe webcasting the transit so you don’t have to wait until 2117 to see it!! Try any of the links below and hopefully they will have better viewing weather than we are having here in Augusta this evening.

http://venustransit.nso.edu/
http://mlso.hao.ucar.edu/mlso_2012-venus-transit.php
http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/

The National Solar Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, for the benefit of the astronomical community.

We won't be able to see Sunday evening's annular solar eclipse here in Georgia, but you can watch it live from Japan ins...
05/17/2012
ECLIPSE LIVE FROM FUJIYAMA by SOLAR POWER | Panasonic Global

We won't be able to see Sunday evening's annular solar eclipse here in Georgia, but you can watch it live from Japan instead! It's the next best thing to seeing it for yourself!!

Panasonic will broadcast live the annular solar eclipse from the top of Mt.Fuji only with solar energy.│Panasonicは太陽光エネルギーを使って富士山頂から金環日食を生中継します。

05/14/2012

Summer classes begin tomorrow! What are YOU doing this summer?

05/13/2012

Congrats to the graduating class of 2012!

04/27/2012

Astronomy Night has been cancelled this evening due to the thunderstorms coming into the area. We will reschedule for a special COMBINED event on Tuesday, June 5th to witness the Transit of Venus across the Sun’s surface before sunset, continuing on to view the night sky after dust.

04/24/2012

Happy National Physics Day!

04/23/2012

Astronomy Night has been rescheduled for THIS FRIDAY at 8:30 pm. See you at the Amphitheater!

04/17/2012

Last STEMinar of the semester is THIS FRIDAY! Come see Dr. Cory Momany from UGa speak about the crystallography of macromolecules.

04/09/2012

Registration Week...get ready for Summer and Fall 2012!!

03/26/2012

Last week for advising. Schedule your appointment now to get your registration
PIN!

03/08/2012

Keep an eye out for the aurora tonight. You *might* be able to see some colored lights in the sky if we are lucky!!

Tonight!!!
03/08/2012
Astronaut to visit ASU | ASU Report

Tonight!!!

Four-time space shuttle astronaut Kathryn Thornton will present Space Flight: A Human Perspective on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre at Augusta State University.

03/03/2012

Tonight's Astronomy Night has been cancelled due to the poor weather and illness. We will reschedule for a later date in the semester.

03/02/2012

Astronomy Night, Tomorrow @ 7 pm, ASU Amphitheater...hears hoping for clear skies!!

02/08/2012

STEMinar tomorrow at 1pm!! Science Hall W1002...Don't be late!!

Mark your calendars now and plan to get there early!!
02/01/2012
Space shuttle astronaut to speak at Augusta State University | Augusta State University PR

Mark your calendars now and plan to get there early!!

Augusta, Ga. – Four-time space shuttle astronaut, Kathryn Thornton will be the guest speaker at Augusta State University on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Maxwell Theatre. Thornton, professor of engineering, University of Virginia, will discuss Space Flight: A Human Perspective. For more info...

01/18/2012

Chem/Phys Club Meeting this Friday at 1 pm in Science Hall W3007. See you there!

01/11/2012

Welcome back everyone! Hope you had a great first day of classes!!

12/01/2011

Last day of classes today. Good luck on finals everyone!!

11/10/2011

Science Weekend is about to begin! Brown Bag Seminar tomorrow and Astronomy Night on Saturday...who's excited?!

11/03/2011

Remember: Advising is going on now through Nov. 11th. Sign up for a half-hour appointment on your advisor's door.

In order to register for Spring classes during Registration Week (Nov. 14-18), you will need to get an access pin number from your advisor.

Don't wait until it's too late. Sign up now!!

10/28/2011

Don't forget...STEMinar at 1 pm in Science Hall W-1002 featuring Dr. Mark Kruse from Duke University talking about his work with the LHC!!

10/28/2011

Wondering why everyone is dressed up in costume? It's because it's Mole Day!!

People in Atlanta were able to see the Northern Lights, aka the aurora borealis last night. It is very rare to be able t...
10/25/2011
Northern lights seen farther south than usual - CNN.com

People in Atlanta were able to see the Northern Lights, aka the aurora borealis last night. It is very rare to be able to see it this far south.

So, go outside tonight and look north and *hopefully* you can see them too!

The northern lights came to the Deep South on Monday night, making them visible hundreds of miles farther south than they normally would be.

Want to teach Physics or Chemistry in high school? The PRESTIGE program might be for you! Applications are due Nov. 11. ...
10/25/2011
College of Education « Augusta State University

Want to teach Physics or Chemistry in high school? The PRESTIGE program might be for you!

Applications are due Nov. 11.
See Dr. Hauger (Physics) or Dr. Stephens (Chemistry) for more information.

Augusta State University proudly hosts a Program for Recruiting and Educating STEM Teachers with Integrated Graduate Enrollment (PRESTIGE). PRESTIGE provides a streamlined process for becoming a teacher with certification in a STEM area. Over three years, six students per year w...

10/25/2011

Give big hand to Dr. Poppeliers for publishing a paper in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America this month. Congrats Dr. Poppeliers!

10/25/2011

STEMinar is back on Friday. Come hear Dr. Mark Kruse, Assoc. Prof. of Physics at Duke, talk about his work using the Large Hadron Collider to learn about the early Universe. It'll be a blast from the past! Hah!!

10/25/2011

Advising for Spring starts on Monday. Don't forget to sign up for an advising appointment on your advisor's door!!

10/25/2011

Congratulate Philip Javernick on a great job at last week's Brown Bag seminar!

10/24/2011

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