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Immerse yourself

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
  • Astronomy
  • Thin film solid state
  • Low temperature physics
  • Electronics
  • Mechanics

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:

To find out more about the facilities we have available, visit the Specialty labs page.

Get started on your research

If you need help putting together your proposal or getting started on your research, be sure to visit the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.


Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

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