Dr. Jennifer L. Burris, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and recipient of the 2015 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, invites prospective students to come and discover what a black hole is, learn why magnets work, and participate in projects related to atmospheric physics, astronomy, nanotechnology, biological physics, optical physics and more.
“Come join us and learn how the universe works,” Burris said.
Burris teaches a variety of courses in the department, including the major’s freshman-level physics course, Classical Mechanics and the Professional Science Master’s Colloquium. She’s also the department’s graduate program director.
She describes the Applied Physics (BS) program as “an awesome major at Appalachian. The connection between our majors and the faculty is tight. We work closely with students to guide and mentor them through this fascinating field of study.”
“And the department is ranked as one of the largest Physics and Astronomy programs in the country, compared to universities of similar size to Appalachian. When you graduate with this degree, you’ll join one of the highest paid and employed professions out there,” she said.