When it comes to learning, fewer things are more rewarding than taking the time to research and test theories for yourself. At SFA, we encourage students to conduct their own research during their time here.
We offer our students a wide range of equipment and labs to ensure they get the most from their time with us.
Pursue your passions
As a physics, engineering and astronomy student at SFA, you can explore any number of exciting areas of research using our facilities. Students also have the opportunity to get their research published, even as undergrads. Depending on your interests, you can conduct research in areas such as:
- Optics and quantum optics
- Thin film solid state
- Low temperature physics
The facilities you need
No matter what you’re looking to research at SFA, be it stars or atoms, we’ve got the equipment and labs you need to fully test your theories.
Students have access to, among other things, the following facilities:
- Astronomical observatories
- Thin film and microscopy lab
- Low temperature labs
- Quantum optics lab
- Mechanical and electrical engineering labs
- Gas dynamics lab
- Radar signal processing lab
- Optical polarimetry lab
To find out more about the facilities we have available, click here.
Get started on your research
If you need help getting started on your research, be sure to visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. For more information, click here.
Proposals are an integral part of any research. Knowing what information to include, how much information to include and how it should be presented can be key to whether or you not you can conduct your research. To learn more about proposals, click here.