Diagram illustration shwoing children and instructors using a catapult to propel a marshmallow

Making STEM fun: Noyce scholars host online science workshops for children during the pandemic

Illinois State Noyce Scholars used fun activities to teach middle school-age children STEM lessons last summer as part of an online series organized by the Center for Mathematics, Science, and...
Dr. George Rutherford (left) and Zach Mobille '19 working with their electronic circuit.

Students, faculty in cross-disciplinary group publish paper in prestigious physics journal

Last November, a cross-disciplinary group of undergraduate students and faculty became the first Illinois State research team in 25 years to publish a paper in the American Journal of Physics...
Initiative winners resized

Research Initiative Award and Creative Activity Initiative Award Winners named

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced the winners for the Research Initiative Awards and Creative Activity Initiative Awards. All winners will be honored during the...
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American Physical Society recognizes ISU for teaching graduates

The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers honored Illinois State University as part of the 5+ Club.
Student uses syringe in class

Lab classes in a pandemic: Arts and Sciences courses make most of situation

For the Departments of Biology, Physics and Chemistry, class sizes were reduced by at least 50 percent, more lab sections were offered, and students wore masks and socially distanced during labs...
Three people work on computers in physics lab.

Building a virtual foundation: Advanced physics class creating at-home experiments with hand-held device

At Illinois State, students in Dr. George Rutherford’s Physics 370 course are paving the path for others should a need for virtual learning ever present itself again.
Dr. Diane Zosky

Dean delivers Fall 2020 Address, hosts awards ceremony

Due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Interim Dean Dr. Diane Zosky has published her address on the college website and has recorded it, as well.

‘Black dwarf supernova’: ISU physicist calculates when the last supernova ever will happen

Punctuating the darkness at the end of the universe could be silent fireworks—explosions of the remnants of stars that were never supposed to explode. 
Craig Gatto and Craig C. McLauchlan

College thanks chairs and directors

The College of Arts and Sciences thanks Dr. Craig Gatto and Dr. Craig C. McLauchlan for their outstanding service.
Illustration of the concept that can confine energy within the volume of the nanospheres

Manna Lab discovers new way to confine energy

Uttam Manna is making new discoveries in understanding interactions between light and matter.