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Texas Physics Consortium


Texas Physics Consortium (TPC) is a group of Physics Departments that pool faculty expertise and institutional resources to provide access to quality upper-level undergraduate and graduate physics courses.  The TPC use of pooled resources provides their students with the wide range of upper level physics courses usually available at only large institutions while maintaining the intimate student-faculty interaction of a small department.  The TPC has submitted an application to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for all TPC institutions except Commerce to award a single Joint BS Physics Degree. If the proposal is approved, the TPC would become the third largest producer of B.S. Physics Graduates in Texas.

TPC Colloquiums

The Trans-Texas Video Network enables all members of the Texas Physics Consortium to share colloquiums between the institutions.

TPC Physics Colloquium Fall 2015

  1. Thursday October 8 - "Introduction to Radio Astronomy: A Different Window to the Universe" by Dr. Victor Migenes of Texas Southern University (Part A) & (Part B)  
  2. Thursday October 22 - " Radioa Astronomy at West Texas A&M" by Dr. David Craig of WTAMU
  3. November 5- Tom Maccaron, Texas Tech
  4. November 19 - "Masers in Astronomy" by Dr. Victor Migenes of Texas Southern University

Undergraduate Research and Graduate School Opportunities

The following talks concern undergraduate research opportunities and graduate school opportunities for TPC Students.

  1. Photonics Applications in Bioengineering by Dr. Yakovlev & Mr. Hokr of TAMU Physics & Bioengineering Departments
  2. REU Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M by Eric Peterson of TAMU Mechanical Engineering Department

Other Colloquiums

1. Texas A&M Physics Colloquium