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Physics Contact

Interim Department Chair:

David Kuehn

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Contact Person:
Sally Nixon

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Phone: 620-235-4391
Fax: 620-235-4050

Physics Department
Yates Hall Room 307
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Physics Stories

Visit Physics Photo Gallery | Videos
Physics Faculty and Students in the Grants and Research Review


  • StudentsPSU physics students garner top prize (PSU Story)
  • 14 Students recognized, 15 awarded grants at the 2014 PSU Graduate School and Research Awards Banquet (The Grants and Research Review)
  • The students become the teachers (Sun)




Faculty and Staff

Electrical Current

  • What is Electrical Current? (Livescience)
  • What is Electric Charge? (Livescience)
  • Perseid Meteor Shower (KSNF/KODE | Globe)
  • J.A.Shirk, inventor and a professor of physics and mathematics, and chair of mathematics from 1912 until 1950 (Globe)


    Alumni and Friends





    Events, Speakers, and Lectures

    Planetarium Show

    • Planetarium show explores moons of solar system (PSU Story)
    • Planetarium Show explores moons of the solar system (PSU Story)
    • New planetarium show explores the universe (PSU Story)
    • Kelce Planetarium presents 'season of light' (PSU Story)
    • Planetarium show focuses on dark matter (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE)
    • Renovated planetarium ready to shine (KOAM)
    • Lunar eclipse a rare show, but free for all (PSU StoryKOAM | KSNF/KODE)
    • Planetarium show examines the fall sky (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE)
    • Science Day activities put students to the test (Sun | Photos)
    • Former NASA employee Alan Glines speaks at PSU (KOAM)
    • Former Astronaut Steve Hawley lectures at PSU (Youtube | Joplin Globe)




    For more stories and press releases,
    visit 'Stories of Pitt State' and the PSU 'Press and Media Center'