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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

Maddie Miller ’19 Named Brooke Owens Fellow

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News, Students | Comments Off on Maddie Miller ’19 Named Brooke Owens Fellow

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering major and Astrophysics minor Madeleine Miller ’19, who has won a prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship! Maddie will spend the summer in San Francisco working on satellites with the Planet company.  Read more about Maddie in the Union...

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Riley Konsella ’17 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News, Students | Comments Off on Riley Konsella ’17 wins Watson Fellowship

Congratulations to Computer Engineering major and Astronomy minor Riley Konsella for winning a Watson Fellowship. Riley will be studying transportation models in Denmark, Norway, Rwanda, Singapore, Vietnam and Brazil. See the Union Chronicle story for more about Riley and the...

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Prof. Amanuel presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Amanuel presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Prof. Sam Amanuel presented a paper on critical length that influences the heat of fusion of nano materials at the American Physical Society March meeting in New Orleans. Physics majors Jason Turner ‘18, Alexander Clain ‘15 and Caleb Novins ‘15 co-authored the paper.

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