Service Learning

Service Learning fulfills a need in the community. Students volunteer to apply what they are learning in a class to assist a community group, school, or organization. The physics department offers a service learning option to its students in several of our courses. The community needs fulfilled by our students include tutoring at middle and high schools; presentations and scientific demonstrations at science classes in middle and high schools; and scientific demonstrations at community organizations. More information on Service Learning mission and opportunities may be viewed on the Service Learning Web site.

For information regarding placement in the Service Learning Program please contact the Service Learning Center at:

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881,
707 N. 11th St. Room 303
Phone: (414) 288-0250

For information regarding format and content for Service Learning in our physics courses please contact:

Joe Collins (Associate Professor of Physics) at 414-288-3650
or e-mail to :

Reverend George V. Coyne, S.J. Lecture in Astronomy and Astrophysics
spring of each year


Physics Department Mission Statement

The Physics Department is committed to excellence in undergraduate physics education and embraces the Ignation ideal of cura personalis, or "care for the whole person." The Department is a community of faculty, staff and students: Faculty advance the frontiers of physics in both research and education, staff contribute their expertise in facilitating all endeavors of the department, and students participate in learning and scholarship with the guidance of the faculty.