Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy provides B.S. degree programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Pre-Engineering as well as a B.A. degree in Physics. Faculty members of the department are actively involved in research in these areas. The department is also responsible for the providing education programs at the Drake Municipal Observatory.


Drake Physics Prize

The Drake Physics Prize Test is given to students in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. First prize in the test is a full, four year tuition scholarship to the Drake Physics and Astronomy department. A second four year tuition scholarship is offered to a runner-up (top 50 seniors) based on the academic record of the student, high school teacher and counselor recommendations, and the results of interviews held in April. High school students and teachers seeking more information should contact the department at 515-271-3141. 

Drake Physics Prize Test, Students' Page

Drake Physics Prize Test, Proctor's Page

ArtSci News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
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