Students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy do more than just attend classes. We have an active chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), that organizes social events, movie nights, and an annual photo contest. We have a regular colloquium series, at lunchtime on Thursdays during the academic year, which students are encouraged to attend (lunch is provided as an added enticement). We also arrange several department outings and luncheons every year.

During the summers, many of our students take part in summer research projects funded by Union College fellowships and faculty grants. Typically around 20 students do summer research projects in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. You can find out more about their projects on the Student Research Projects Page.

After graduation, our majors go on to a variety of interesting and exciting careers. You can learn about some of them on the Recent Alumni News page.