Our Mission

Both inside and outside the classroom, the University of St. Thomas Physics Department provides undergraduate students with a broad understanding and appreciation of physics, cultivates problem-solving skills involving analytical, experimental and computational techniques, and teaches how to effectively communicate technical ideas.  We strive to instill values that enable individuals to responsibly engage the world in which they live.


Answers in Galaxies Far, Far Away

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19:52:12 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This year sophomore Maria McQuillan and junior Nick Sinn have joined forces with Dr. Elizabeth Wehner, assistant professor in St. Thomas' Physics Department, to scrutinize images of far-away galaxies taken on a .9 meter telescope housed at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.

Three Undergraduates Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:23:30 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.

UST in the News for April 1, 2014

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:06:19 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

A student commentary on climate change, why fish isn't considered meat, and an appeal to lower prison phone rates are featured in this week's headlines.