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Department of Physics

Applied Physics makes a connection between fundamental research in physics and its application to real world problem-solving. Our faculty is committed to:

  • engaging students using high quality instruction in a cross-cultural competent learning environment
  • engaging in research in physics and related fields with the involvement of our students
  • working with regional K-12 teachers in Southern California to improve science education at the pre-college level
  • making physics interesting and fun

Physicists and engineers come from different backgrounds, and we all contribute to the advancement of human understanding. We welcome working with students and colleagues from diverse social backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. There is great value in diverse teams of people sharing their unique approaches to solve problems to the benefit of scientific and engineering endeavors.

 jesus, lauren, dr. tsui and dr. dominguez

 Dr. Gerardo Dominguez and Lauren Tafla award winners of the 2019 CSM Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration in Physics

 Jesus Perez with faculty mentor Dr. Stephen Tsui winner of the 2019 CSM Outstanding Graduate Award

  

students doing lab experiment

 

Physics 480 Balloon Launch Project

Contact Us

Dept. of Physics
CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

Department Chair
Dr. Stephen Tsui, SCI 2, 233
Phone: (760) 750-4144
stsui@csusm.edu

Administrative Coordinator
Courtney Dow
SCI 2, 239A
Phone: (760) 750-4273
cdow@csusm.edu