• Gillian working in the Physics lab
  • Roman Alvarado ALPhA Lab laser
  • Laura presenting information on IceCube project
  • Launching the Trebuchet, Fall 2014
  • Planetarium Instructor looking at Constellations
  • Maddy Boettner, Century College graduate and UWRF undergrad in Physics
  • Robert, Samantha, summer REU students



Welcome to the UWRF Physics Department, part of the University of Wisconsin System's Center of Excellence for Undergraduate Physics and Chemistry.

We are dedicated to helping students learn physics and astronomy by maintaining a rigorous curriculum within a supportive environment.

For students interested in engineering, we provide plans in pre-engineering, engineering, the physics dual degree program and numerous certificate options.

Our mission includes excellent teaching, individualized advising, public outreachuniversity scholarships, and scholarships for physics majors.

Diverse travel and networking opportunities are routinely offered:

10 UWRF physics students attend PhysCon, the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students in the U.S., Nov. 14-16, 2019, in Providence, RI. 

Physics professor and URSCA Director Dr. Earl Blodgett receives the Worth Seagondollar Award at PhysCon.

Latest News...

Science Olympiad event - Saturday, January 25, 2020

Astronomy Talks & Observatory Viewings
Spring 2020 Dates - TBD

Alan Kruizenga

Alan Kruingza photo
"Physics Alumni Success Story"

Contact Us

Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235
Fax:  715-425-0652