With eyes on the skies for a pair of solar eclipses, Pacific's Todd Duncan & Karl Citek provide insights into the science behind eclipses and tips for keeping your eyes safe for upcoming events in October and April.
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Engineering physics major and astrophysics minor join a robust Physics & Engineering Department that offers hands-on experience. The new major and minor open to students in Fall 2023.
Following a grant from the Oregon National Space Grant Consortium, physics alumnus Huy Nguyen '21, along with Physics Professor Todd Duncan built a three-dimensional model showing the optimal orbit for spacecraft to "park" between the earth and moon. The model will be exhibited at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville.
Jasper Riogeist ’21 was named Pacific University’s Outstanding Senior in Physics.
Duncan previously has been recognized for his teaching excellence by Pacific students, who selected him for the 2019 Charles Trombley Award Honoring Faculty-Student Relations, as well as by the Oregon Academy of Science, which named in the 2019 Outstanding Educator in Science and Mathematics.
A double major, two campus jobs, one off-campus job and an internship that plays to his strengths: Enrique Casas Cofradia '23 is always in fifth gear.
Alumnus and former employee Mike Rushfeldt '95 supports Pacific University with an annual physics scholarship and planned gift.
A rare alignment of the solar system's two largest planets offers a phenomenal view — if the clouds cooperate.
A car accident put Amber Smith's college education on hold. When she returned to campus, she found herself on an unexpected path.
Physics Professor Andrew Dawes and Assistant Professor of English Elizabeth Tavares will be taking part in Fresh Eyes, a program that brings "civilians" into the theater rehearsal process.