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Physics & Engineering

The Department of Physics and Engineering provides students with an exceptionally comprehensive undergraduate education in a student-centered environment that is driven by a professionally diverse team of faculty and staff. We value a flexible, yet innovative curriculum, that includes research and design experiences. Our degree programs, and opportunities for working in the department, prepare students for internships, highly skilled jobs, and graduate school. The department also serves as a catalyst for workforce and economic development in the greater Western Maryland region.


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Engineering Major Bria' Johnson is featured in the August edition of the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy Blog for her work as a research fellow there over the summer. "The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship experience has allowed me to develop and enhance my technical and research skills."

Engineering Major Spencer Hamblin is assisting Dr. Abdo with his research testing the performance of sensors for self-driving cars. The linked article in the Cumberland Times quotes Mr. Hamblin: "I’m definitely doing things I haven’t done before, and I’m learning as I go,".... "It’s exciting to constantly be trying new things."


teaching quantum in china

Dr. Hang Deng-Luzader spent her sabbatical year in Beijing, China. She taught quantum mechanics to a graduate level class in Beijing Normal University during the fall semester of 2019. She also gave two seminars to the physics teachers workshop in Beijing. The seminars focused on STEM education in the United States, and generated warm discussions and comments from the participants.






Frostburg State University's rooftop observatory is now projecting images from the universe into the Multimedia Learning Center and Planetarium thanks to the hard work of students and faculty advisors.

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

Dr. Jamil Abdo
Department of Physics and Engineering
105 Compton Science Center

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