Learn the tools of the trade
Sitting in a room and listening to someone talk can be a pretty good way to learn. But if you really want to get a handle on a subject, there’s no better way than engaging in hands-on learning.
At SFA, we have the labs and facilities you need to get the most out of your time here. Whether you’re studying the vast depths of space or exploring matter on a molecular level, we’ve got the tools you need.
Physics, engineering and astronomy students at SFA have access to amazing research labs and cutting-edge technology, including:
Equipment you can use
Our labs provide students with access to state-of-the-art equipment, including:
- Digital Instruments scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) (Nanoscope II System)
- JEOL-JSM-6100 scanning electron microscope (SEM)
- 8-inch Meade LX-90 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes
- High-field superconducting magnets