Statewide Network of Collaborators - Affiliates, Partners & Strategic Partners

University of West Georgia(UWG)

Consortium Member Since 1995

Affiliate Director: Ben deMayo, Ph.D.
Professor, Emeritus
Department of Physics

Contact Information:
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
(678) 839-4097

Website: http://www.westga.edu/physics/
University of West Georgia

University information : University of West Georgia (UWG) is located in Carrollton, Georgia. The University of West Georgia (UWG) was listed as one of the best regional universities in the south in the U.S. News 2011 edition of Best Colleges. UWG offers undergraduate and graduate level coursework. The graduate level programs offered include graduate education and three doctoral programs. In the 2009-2010 school year there were 311 distance education courses available. Through combinations of these courses, there are seven degrees which can be awarded solely through online coursework.
University of West Georgia (UWG) Introduction and Academics - Carrollton


Undergraduate Research: Physical Properties of Nano-Materials

GSGC funding is used for an undergraduate research program, specifically the study of the physical properties of powdered nano-materials, and the usage of these materials in the space program. NASA is very interested in nano-materials and in having workers in this field. This project helps in two areas: finding out how nano-materials behave in magnetic fields and at varying temperatures and pressures and by giving STEM undergraduate students direct research experience.

Community Science Programs, Planetarium Presentations

The University of West Georgia hosts community events such as “Physics Demonstration Night” and “Astronomy Demonstration Night” for the general public. The programs also include digital planetarium shows such as “Archeoastronomy.”.
University of West Georgia STEM students design, construct, and present demonstrations at the Demo Nights and the Physics Club.

Pre College: In-School Presentations and NASA Related Resources for Local Science Teachers

Dr. deMayo, visits schools with UWA STEM students, and presents science nights and programs on space careers, cryogenics (“The Frozen Banana”) etc.