A hallmark of our department is the research conducted by our faculty members together with undergraduate and master's students. Our programs include experimental, computational, and theoretical physics, astronomy, and physics education research. The faculty and students involved have earned national physics and astronomy awards, attract federal funding, and regularly publish and present their research. Current focus areas include:  Professor Leigh Hargreaves and his research group prepare their lab for the arrival of electron scattering measurement apparatus.Professor Leigh Hargreaves and his research group prepare their lab for the arrival of electron scattering measurement apparatus.