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Investigate the most challenging problems in science and technology and apply their insights and discoveries to deepen the world’s understanding of the physical universe and be part of the driving force for new technologies.

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Unlike at other, larger schools, PUC students are able to get hands-on experience with high tech modern lab equipment from Day One, without having to go through a Teaching Assistant to get there.


On-Campus Observatory

The department of physics manages the Young Observatory, a fully functional and modern observatory a short walk from the heart of campus. Talk to your professors about access.


Collaborate with Prestigious Laboratories

Dr. Andrianarijaona (Dr. Vola) has received two National Science Foundation grants, allowing the department to collaborate on experiments with prestigious national laboratories including Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge, giving PUC’s undergrad students exclusive access to experiments and scientists across the country.


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PQ Rise: PUC Hosts Inaugural STEM Event for High Schoolers

For 24 years, PUC has hosted PacificQuest annually during the summer, inviting high-achieving middle school students to campus to participate in various STEM activities to enhance their knowledge and interest. The program was an instant success with both participating teachers and students, and has remained hugely popular over the years. The only downside? Once a student graduates 8th grade, they can no longer attend PacificQuest.

August 8, 2019

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