The physics program at St. Kate’s stresses hands on problem solving with connections to theory and experimental coursework and labs. Students learn from engaged physics educators who stress creativity and resourcefulness to solutions with real world applications.
“The stratospheric ballooning research can’t be done by a single person. We put things together to make a whole apparatus for all of the experiments we do. Students and faculty build equipment for near space research- learning career skills along the way. The stratosphere tests our teams work with temperatures down to -100 Fahrenheit and a fraction of an atmosphere in pressure. If one component fails, the entire experiment could be in jeopardy. Faculty work with students to accomplish research goals”