Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography

Enrichment Opportunities

Nick Corak - Honors 2011Departmental Honors in Physics

Administered by the UNCW Honors Scholars Program, Departmental Honors provides the opportunity for superior students to engage in an advanced individual scholarly project under the supervision of a physics faculty member. Honors students must earn a total of 6 credit hours of PHY 499 over 2-3 semesters for project work. The results are summarized in a paper and presented orally before an examining committee. Students with at least 74 semester hours credit and a GPA of 3.20 or better, and who are recommended by the Physics Department Chair are eligible for Departmental Honors. For more information, past projects, and enrollment procedures, consult the Department Honors Page.

Ulm campusSummer Physics Program in Germany

A two-month program for students interested in Physics and German, in cooperation with the University of Ulm. Founded in 1967, the University of Ulm is a leading German university in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Students attend classes in beginning or intermediate German and advanced Physics laboratory, earning up to 10 academic credits. To qualify, students must have completed at least one year of introductory calculus-based physics, and have a GPA of at least 2.50. Further information and applications can be obtained by contacting the UNCW physics study abroad coordinator, or the Office of International Programs.

Students at JLab

Summer Research Fellowships at
Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory

Recipients spend two summer months at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA participating in the PrimEx project, then continue with their work on the UNCW campus during the following academic year. To qualify, candidates must have a major in science and a GPA of at least 3.00. Fellowships provide for a monthly stipend plus lodging during the summer, and an hourly wage during the academic year. For more information contact Professor Liping Gan.