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Joshua (Josh) M Grossman
Department Chair
242 Schaefer Hall
Organization Description
The Physics Department at St. Mary’s is dedicated to creating an environment for students to learn and grow both as physicists and individuals.
November 29, 2018
On Saturday, November 17, St. Mary's College students in the Women in Science House (WiSH) hosted Math Girls Day at the College. Math Girls Day runs every semester for middle school girls from Esperanza and Spring Ridge Middle Schools. This year, 48 girls partook in math-related activities and… Find Out More
November 20, 2018
On Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 – 4 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland physic major alumni spoke about their careers to current students in order to show the range of career trajectories available to them. Alumni Scott Anderson ’09, Sarah Bingham Glynn ’10, Frank VanGessel ’13, Jon Kwolek’ 14, and… Find Out More
August 13, 2018
This summer, seven St. Mary’s College students, faculty, and staff participated in the national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Washington, D.C., along with affiliated conferences: Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year and the Physics Education Research Conference… Find Out More
June 28, 2018
St. Mary’s College of Maryland senior and physics major David Gerrish is the first SMCM student to undertake a summer internship at the new University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site at the St. Mary’s Airport in California, Md. Gerrish, under the mentorship of Assistant… Find Out More
May 1, 2018
Josh Grossman, associate professor and chair of the physics department at St. Mary's College of Maryland, has had a letter published in Physics Today, the magazine of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).  Titled, "Broad Academic Experience is Best," the letter rebuts a critique of broad… Find Out More
March 26, 2018
This summer, Peter Orban, class of 2020, will conduct an Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (U.S. Department of Commerce) Physical Measurement Laboratory in Gaithersburg, Md.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one… Find Out More
March 13, 2018
On Monday, March 19, Professor of Physics Charles Adler will participate in an event titled “Chasing Consciousness: Cylons, T2s and the Borg, Oh My!” The event is a moderated conversation with Anthony Bowdoin Van Riper, author of many books on science in popular culture. The moderator is Caleb… Find Out More