Faculty and Staff

Arriety Lowell

Arriety Lowell

Arriety Lowell

Senior Lecturer

Start Year: 2007

Office: 109 Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-4379



B.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
M.S. Physics, Washington State University, Graduate Certificate in Optoelectronics

Advanced Gunsmithing diploma and certificate from Pine Technical College.

Courses Taught:

  • Conceptual Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Intermediate Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Algebra Physics Labs, I and II
  • Calculus Physics Labs, I and II
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Algebra Based Physics
  • Calculus Based Physics
  • Perspectives in Math and Science
  • First Year Adventure
  • Honors Seminar
  • Introduction to Internships


  • Origami
  • Ballistics
  • Intersection of art and science
  • Planetarium
  • Outreach
  • Aviation

During graduate school Arriety used perturbed angular correlation (PAC) spectroscopy to study lattice locations and site preferences of atoms in rare-earth aluminides having C15 structure. After graduate school she followed a somewhat circuitous path to teaching, and has found herself interested in alternatives to traditional lecturing that allow more student involvement and participation as well as online learning. In addition to her teaching for the math, physics and STEMteach programs, she is the lab manager for the physics department. Arriety works with students and does outreach through the Girls in SCIENCE event and has mentored student teams for the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium’s High-Powered Rocket competition.

She currently sits on the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board and the Faculty Compensation Committee. In addition to this work she has participated in the Evidence Based Teaching Fellows program and the GREAT Falcon STEM Fellows program.

Outside of the university she works and volunteers in several fields. She is available as an independent consultant and has served on the board of directors for several companies and organizations. She also works with the Wisconsin Science Olympiad developing and running events at state and local levels.