Our mission is to provide a high quality education that will enable
students to investigate how the physical world functions through systematic
observation, experimentation, and analysis.
In analyzing the physical world, they will be able to understand the
laws, principles, and theories useful in explaining natural phenomena, and in
guiding further scientific study. By
providing an in-depth education in the physical sciences, our students will be
able to compete successfully both in any four-year institution and in the
Our purpose is to cultivate
scientific thinking in our students and enable them to:
- Raise vital scientific
questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely.
- Gather and assess relevant
scientific data and information, using abstract ideas to interpret them
- Come to well-reasoned
scientific conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria
- Think open-mindedly within
convergent systems of scientific thought, recognizing and assessing
assumptions, implications, and practical consequences.
Communicate effectively with
others in proposing solutions to relatively complex scientific problems.