Getting a physics degree at USU is not just about taking courses and passing tests. A USU physics degree is about learning how to "do" physics and, most importantly, learning how to teach oneself the physics needed to solve problems and create knowledge. All physics majors finish their USU degree by doing just that. Through the capstone course, "Research in Physics", each student teams up with a faculty mentor to perform research in a variety of physics topics over one or more semesters. Upon completion of their project, each student prepares a written exposition and gives a public presentation of their work. Many of these projects are documented here.




Forward Model for Temperature Derivation from Atmospheric Lidar, Jared Hobbs