The mission objectives of the Department of Physics and Astronomy are:
  • to recruit outstanding and diverse students at the graduate and undergraduate levels and prepare them for successful careers in physics and related fields,
  • to maintain active research programs which involve both graduate and undergraduate students,
  • to provide quality instruction, including the writing of textbooks for a national and international readership,
  • to build close ties with high‐tech industries in order to foster research collaborations and promote economic development at the state
    and local level.