Student Resources

Here are some useful resources for undergraduate physics students

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Learning Assistants

Learning Assistants (LAs) develop active-learning instructional skills, practice those skills, and participate in transforming instruction. They do this by engaging in teaching activities such as leading and facilitating discussions of small groups of students in classes and/or help sessions, providing test review sessions, and tutoring. Faculty looking for LAs will post announcements at the beginning of the semester.

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Physics Tutoring

Tutoring in the physics departments is mainly done by physics students and comes in multiple forms. There is a tutoring center on the 5th floor of Smith Hall, some physics students have office hours, and sometimes physics students hold special sessions for a specific class (usually before a test).

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Sigma Pi Sigma

The physics honor society, Σ Π Σ, a member of the Associa­tion of College Honor Societies, exists within the framework of the Society of Physics Students. Students who have achieved high scholar-ship in physics may be elected to membership in Σ Π Σ.


Drs Rubendall and Pelham

Rubendall and Pelham Awards

In recognition of Professor Edward I. Rubendall and William F. Pelham's contributions to physics, the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences, and Towson University, the department and friends of the department have established the Edward I. Rubendall Physics Achievement Awards and William F. Pelham Award. The Rubendall awards are given annually to the outstanding junior and senior majoring in physics. The Pelham award is given to the outstanding junior majoring in a program available in the department.