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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.

Research labs

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
  • Spectrophotometer


Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13044, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962