Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union!


At Union, physics and astronomy classes are small and personal, instruction is characterized by individual attention, labs are taught by the regular faculty rather than by graduate students, and all students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research with faculty.

Please visit the links at the top of the page for more information about our department and download our brochure. Please feel free to contact us with questions:

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Science & Engineering Center
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 388-6254
Fax: (518) 388-6947
Department Chair: Rebecca Koopmann
Department Administrative Assistant: Lynnette Stec

Congratulations Class of 2015

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Faculty, News, Students | Comments Off on Congratulations Class of 2015

Congratulations to our 6 graduating seniors: Salina Ali, Caleb Novins, Alexander Clain, Stephen DiIorio, William Harney, Xuanhan Zhao

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Sigma Pi Sigma 2015 Inductees

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in News, Students | Comments Off on Sigma Pi Sigma 2015 Inductees

Congratulations to 15 students who were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society, for outstanding achievement in the study of physics: William Harney, Mark Khazanov, Caleb Novins, Xavier Capaldi, Paul DiMeo, Mathew Giso, Harrisonn Griffin, Harry Hausner, Andrew Laugharn, Shauna LeFebvre, Andrew McCalmont, Brent Shapiro-Albert, Michael Warrener, Joshua Yoskowitz, Yanci Zhang They join seniors Alexander Clain, Stephen DiIorio, and Xuanhan Zhao who were elected as juniors (Alex and Stephen) or as a sophomore...

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Professor Vineyard presents talk

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Faculty, News, Research | Comments Off on Professor Vineyard presents talk

Professor Mike Vineyard gave an invited talk titled “Ion-Beam Analysis as a Teaching Tool at Union College” at a meeting of the Northeastern New York Section of the American Nuclear Society held at College Park Hall on May 26th.

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