to the UWRF Physics Department, part of the University of Wisconsin System's Center of Excellence for Undergraduate Physics and Chemistry.
We are dedicated to helping students learn physics by providing a rigorous curriculum within a supportive environment.
Our mission includes excellent teaching, individualized advising, quality scholarship and public outreach. (Prospective student letter)
Professor Matthew Vonk and Peter Bohacek's (Henry Sibley High School Physics teacher) article, "Carried by impulse: The physics of water jetpacks" is featured Physics Today.
UWRF ranks in top 10% nationally for future Physics PhDs (9th of 221 public non-PhD, 24th of 279 public incl. Engineering PhDs, 70th of 795 overall) from NSF data 1966-2009.
UWRF earned 1st place in Wisconsin's 2011 NASA Collegiate Rocket Competition, non-engineering division, 2nd overall. Two teams competed in the 2012 Regional Competition and three teams are currently designing rockets for the 2013 event.
UWRF hosted the Science Olympiad Border Battle, Jan. 19, 2013.
Check the Observatory Schedule for our next stargazing session and public astronomy talk.
Scholarship opportunities exist to help support your studies.
Check out the incredibly diverse careers using physics.