Physics Department

NWU graduates succeed in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For example, 225 alumni went on to earn STEM Ph.D.s since 1920. The STEM Scholars Program will provide more opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.

National Science Foundation Awards NWU Nearly $650K For Scholarships, Academic Success

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a $649,863 grant that will provide scholarships and academic support to academically-talented science students with financial need.

"Newton's Football" Co-Author to Discuss Bold Innovators

A science evangelist whose passion is helping make science fun will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Fetzer Science Lecture on Wednesday, March 23.

Physics Professor Discusses Work With New Horizons Mission to Pluto

Nebraska Wesleyan University physics professor Nathaniel Cunningham was elated as he watched the New Horizons spacecraft make its close fly-by of Pluto last summer. The successful fly-by also meant he had more work ahead.

Eight Alumni Honored as Legends and Legacies

One of the highlights of homecoming at NWU is the annual Legends and Legacies banquet. That’s where NWU pays special tribute to outstanding alumni for life and career accomplishments.

NWU to Celebrate New Horizons Mission to Pluto With "Plutopalooza" Event

The New Horizons spacecraft is speeding towards Pluto for its first close look of the dwarf planet. The spacecraft’s closest approach will take place on Tuesday, July 14 and Nebraska Wesleyan will celebrate with a “Plutopalooza” event.

Senior Combines Love of Theatre, Physics for Research in Acoustical Engineering

What do you get when you combine E=MC2 with cue sheets and curtain calls?

Physics major, Brock Taute and HVAC technician Bruce Thummel ('06) research the impact of irrigation on soil.

Turning “Water Down The Drain” into “Money in the Bank”

Bruce Thummel (’06) is the HVAC technician serving Olin Hall. He knows the ins and outs of Olin’s heating and cooling systems better than anyone.

Leading Space Exploration Authority to Discuss Mars Settlement; Watch Live

Robert Zubrin, a world-renowned engineer, best-selling author, and a leading space exploration authority will discuss the case for Mars at an upcoming Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture.

 

Research by NWU Physics Professor, Student Provides Evidence for Complex Molecules on Pluto

In summer 2015 NASA’s New Horizons mission will be the first spacecraft to visit the icy dwarf planet, Pluto.

 

Physics Professor to Discuss Work on Large Hadron Collider

A local professor who is part of a team of scientists performing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider will discuss his work at an upcoming Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture.

 

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