Welcome to the Department of Physical Sciences
The Department of Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics and Physical Sciences Education) provides educational experiences ranging from individual courses to pre-professional programs, certificate programs, baccalaureate degrees, and graduate degrees. Detailed descriptions of degree programs within each department may be accessed by clicking on the individual department webpages (above) and is also summarized under Programs of Study. Financial resources are available for new and continuing outstanding students (See Scholarships and Assistantships)
The Department of Physical Sciences manages ESU's Johnston Geology Museum, Peterson Planetarium, and the Science and Math Education Center. Faculty and Student research has been supported by the NASA JOVE (JOint VEnture) Program and a variety of other research grants. ESU is a member of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium of Universities.
- DeWayne Backhus Retirement Video
- Recently Signed Memorandum of Understanding exhibiting the academic partnership between ESU and K-State.
- ESU recognizes Dr. Randy Scott as an ESU distinguished alumni during the Homecoming festivities. Dr. Scott graduated from ESU in 1979 with a BS degree in chemistry and has been accorded acclaim for the development of technologies for cancer diagnostics and therapies tied to a person's genetic profile, as Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year, and as one of Forbes magazine's designated Biotech Top 25 Influential Insider. He is the founder and CEO of Genomic Health, Inc. which is a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services for cancer that allow physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. Genomic Health, Inc. has received recognition as a Top 100 private technology company in North America.
- ESU's Earth Science Department will co-host the 2010 Geological Society of America sectional meeting in Branson, Missouri. Check back again for more information.
PS Students and Faculty receive National and Campus
- Congratulations to Scott Jones and John Barker, graduate and undergraduate student recipients of 2009 Kansas Geological Foundation scholarships!
- Earth Science Graduate Student, Megan Flory was recently awarded a Geological Society of America, Student Research Grant in support of her field work associated with her Master's Thesis. Megan's project, entitled " Spatial and Temporal Variations in Ground-water Chemistry along a Regulated Mid-continent River", will be completed along the Neosho River at ESU's On-campus Hydrogeology Teaching and Research Station.
- Courtney Knaup (BS, physics) was one of two accepted from over 100 applicants to the PhD program in Radiological Sciences at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at San Antonio; and he was the 2009-2011 AAPM Graduate Fellowship in Medical Physics recipient to pursue the UTHSC program to which he has matriculated.
- ESU Chemistry undergraduate, Rachael Lane was one of 29 recipients of an Environmental Protection Agency "Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship". The award will provide a stipend and research funding in support of Rachel's junior and senior years at ESU, and provides for a summer internship at an EPA laboratory. Click here for more about this award. Congratulations Rachel!
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