Physics Integrative Curricular Microcredentials

Starting Fall 2021, SUNY Geneseo is offering Integrative Curricular Microcredentials.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy has developed four microcredentials, approved by the College Senate, as listed below.  The three microcredentials in yellow (Research in Experimental Physics, Research in Astronomy, Research in Computational or Theoretical Physics) are intended for physics majors.  The microcredential in grey (Physics Enthusiasm) is intended for non-majors.

For more information, see Dr. Fletcher.  Here is the link to complete the application.

Microcredential in… Undergraduate Research in Experimental Physics Undergraduate Research in Astronomy Undergraduate Research in Computational or Theoretical Physics Physics Enthusiasm
        7 credits from the following:
6-12 credits of academic coursework Phys 124 (1) Phys 124 (1) Phys 228 (2) Phys 102/103 (3 + 1)  
  Phys 126 (1) Phys 126 (1) Phys 261 (3) Phys 106/107 (3 + 1)
  Phys 226 (1) Phys 226 (1) Math 326 (3)  Astr 105/106 (3 +1) 
  Phys 362 (2) Phys 362 (2)   Astr 110/111 (3 + 1)
  Phys 363 or 372 (2)  Phys 382 or 383 (3)    
         
At least one high impact, applied learning, or integrative learning experience (curricular or co-curricular) Equivalent of at least 4 weeks of fulltime undergraduate research experience working on an experimental physics project.  REU and other summer experiences are preferred.  The project must be unique to this micro-credential. Equivalent of at least 4 weeks of a fulltime undergraduate research experience working on an astronomy-related project.  REU and other Summer experiences are preferred.  The project must be unique to this micro-credential. Equivalent of at least 4 weeks of a fulltime undergraduate research experience working on a computational or theoretical physics project.  REU and other Summer experiences are preferred.  The project must be unique to this micro-credential. Possible examples:  Active leadership of astronomy or physics club or equivalent; Design and implementation of a public outreach event in physics or astronomy;  History of science directed study
         
         
         
A culminating experience with a self-reflective component (may overlap with the high impact etc. learning experience) 1.) Written report in the style of a peer-reviewed article OR oral or poster presentation at a national meeting, local meeting, colloquium, etc. as approved by the coordinator 1.) Presentation on the high impact experience for a public audience
         
  2.) Written reflection submitted in response to the two prompts listed below.  Responses are expected to me 300-600 words with draft and revision 2.) Written reflection submitted in response to two prompts.  300-600 word responses with draft and revision
         
  a.) Describe the ways that your project integrated skills and concepts you studied in your college courses.  Provide specific examples and link to specific course numbers. a.) Describe the ways that your project integrated skills and concepts you studied in your college courses.  Provide specific examples and link to specific course numbers.
  b.) Describe one challenge that you encountered while working on your project and how you responded to this challenge. b.) Describe one challenge that you encountered while working on your project and how you responded to this challenge.