Physics & Astronomy faculty to present at spring meeting

The MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy will have three faculty members present at the Spring MN American Association of Physics Teachers spring meeting this Saturday. Ananda Shastri will present about successfully “Adapting the single-photon interference experiment to an online lab format.” Juan Cabanela’s presentation is on “How to use an iPad as a virtual blackboard.” Steve Lindaas will be […]

MSUM student Kelsey Leach selected as Goldwater Scholar

The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that 396 new scholarships are being awarded for the 2020 competition. The Goldwater reviewers faced the difficult task of selecting scholarship recipients from a pool of 1,343 outstanding undergraduates nominated by 461 institutions, and this year MSUM’s own Kelsey Leach was selected as a scholar. Congratulations, Kelsey! Kelsey is a double major […]

Cabanela presents on interactive educational software

Professor Juan Cabanela (Physics and Astronomy) was in Seattle from Jan. 6 through 9 presenting the work done by Physics majors Sam Holen and Andrew Louwagie Gordon in the summer of 2018. These MSUM students worked with Cabanela to develop interactive educational software for use in introductory astronomy classes. This was possible because of the Physics and Astronomy Department’s innovative […]

Watch the Great American Eclipse Safely Aug. 21

Free viewing begins at 11:30 a.m. on MSUM campus  The Great American Eclipse marks the first day of classes at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Monday, Aug. 21. Most Americans with clear skies will be able to observe a total or partial solar eclipse. Fargo-Moorhead will experience a partial solar eclipse with just over 80 percent of the sun being […]

Planetarium, Physics & Astronomy awarded Eclipse Outreach Grant

Sara Schultz, Planetarium Director, and Juan Cabanela, Physics/Astronomy Faculty, have been awarded an American Astronomical Society (AAS) grant to support 2017 Great North American Eclipse outreach. The grant will include partnerships with YES School, FM Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, CHARISM, and the public libraries of Fargo and West Fargo. It will support the purchase of solar scopes and eclipse model kits […]