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Physics Faculty & Staff

Name Speciality or Interest Email Office Phone (928)
Joann Chang Science Division Chair megan.lahti@azwestern.edu AS 117 344-7665
VACANT Administrative Secretary marie.stubbs@azwestern.edu AS 116 344-7656
Karen Bedard Senior Secretary karen.bedard@azwestern.edu AS 116 344-7598  
Kelly Miller Senior Secretary (Part-time) kelly.miller@azwestern.edu AS 116 344-7598  
  PHYSICS FACULTY      
Paul Koblas   paul.koblas@azwestern.edu AS 123 317-6446
 
To view and download the syllabi for physics courses (PHY course prefix) offered at AWC, click here. Also, AWC offers an Associates in Science (A.S.) degree in Physics. Click here to download the check sheet of courses required for this degree.
 
To view the schedule of physics courses offered for the 2014 Fall semester click here to link to the AWC online course offerings website.
 
To find out what AWC physics courses transfer to Arizona state public universities click here to access the AZ Course Equivalency Guide.
 
Each student in our physics classroom uses a computer that interfaces to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for gathering and analyzing experimental data. Hands-on learning activities help students connect events in the real-world to the theoretical laws of physics. In our physics program, students develop the conceptual understanding necessary for success in their junior and senior years at university.
 
Consequently, students gain proficiency in applying the scientific method, accurately measuring natural phenomena, and predicting the behavior of basic mechanical, electrical, and magnetic systems. As part of their physics education students will create hypotheses, conduct experiments, and quantify and evaluate results. Students will analyze systems, evaluate which physical laws to use, and apply the laws to predict system behavior.

scholarships

Numerous academic scholarships are available via the AWC Foundation and other organizations to help you realize your academic aspirations. To find out more about these scholarships, eligibility requirements, deadlines, and how to apply click on the links in the table below. 

AWC Foundation AWC Office of Financial Aid

Career Opportunities in Physics

Why study physics?
A physics education prepares a person to work in many different and interesting occupations in education and in industrial and government laboratories. Some physics grads also work as computer programmers, at newspapers and magazines, in government organizations, wherever their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities are needed.
 
 
Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet the needs of consumers, communities, states, countries, and the world. There are more than 17 engineering specialties to consider for your career.
 
Information about the nature of engineering work and engineering specialties.
 

Physics Video Links

Science faculty have created "in-house" videos to supplement lecture material. To watch these videos click here to access the AWC Streaming Video Server. The videos are listed by the date they were uplaoded to the server. Use the SEARCH tool in the upper right portion of the screen. A good starting point is to type in 'physics'.

 

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