Outstanding Teaching

Physics Curriculum

If you are thinking about the physics major, read about our exciting introductory sequence. Learn more...

Life is more than just physics, but physics is such an important part of life. Read about our ground-breaking science and society courses. Learn more...

Meet the Faculty

Read about our dymanic, award winning faculty.  Learn more...

Peer to Peer Learning

The PLUMS (Peer-Led Undergraduate Mentoring System) workshops provide a place where students can actively and collaboratively engage with science and mathematics in a structured, supportive environment. 

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Awards

Physics Department Wins APS Award

April 2, 2012
The Mount Holyoke Physics department won the 2012 American Physical Society's Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education. Learn more...

Arango Recognized by Class of 2013

May 18, 2013
The Class of 2013 recognized the engaging teaching of Assistant Professor Alexi Arango by inviting to be one of the Baccalaureate faculty speakers. Learn more...

Obama Names Aidala a Top Young Scientist

September 27, 2011
President Barack Obama has named Associate Professor of Physics Katherine Aidala one of the nation's most promising young scientists. Aidala is one of 94 researchers who will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).Learn more...

Burciaga Recognized for Curriculum Development

2009
Visiting Assistant Juan Burciaga was awarded the 2009 MedEdPortal for Undergraduate Science Pilot Program Award by the American Association of Medical Collegesan award that recognized best practice curriculum development in undergraduate science courses."

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