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Student Opportunities

The UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy maintains a wide range of academic, intellectual, and social organizations and partnerships. As an undergraduate or graduate student at UMKC you are welcome to participate in any of our activities regardless of whether you are a physics student or not. Example student opportunities include:

  • Society of Physics Students: Any undergraduate student at UMKC with an interest in physics is welcome to attend the biweekly meetings that usually include a make-and-take project and free pizza.

  • Astro-Hour: Any student at UMKC with an interest in astronomy is welcome to attend the weekly meetings that discuss recent astronomical events and the latest discoveries.

  • Colloquia: Anyone that would like to learn about the latest research activities of the friends and collaborators of our faculty is welcome to attend these biweekly presentations.

  • Public Observatory: Anyone that is interested in viewing bright night-sky objects is welcome to visit Warkoczewski public observatory (when it is open).