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  1. Space Physics A New Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Arts & Sciences By Dr. Nick Devereux And Dr. Darrel Smith ERAU Space Sciences Program

  2. Space Physics Marketing Opportunities ERAU Space Sciences Program

  3. Space Physics ERAU’s Strategic Plan Dr. Ebbs 10-year strategic plan calls for the development of Space Sciences degree programs. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  4. Space Physics International Space Physics Educational Consortium Augsberg College, Minneapolis California State University Northridge Creighton University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida Institute of Technology Goddard Space Flight Center Imperial College Loyola Marymount University Lund Universtiy Naval Postgraduate School Olivet Nazarene University Oulu (Finland) Oxford University Rice University Swedish Institute of Space Physics UC Berkeley UCLA IGPP UCSD (California Space Institute) University of Houston University of Iowa University of Michigan University of New Hampshire University of Southern California University of Washington West Virginia University ERAU Space Sciences Program

  5. Space Physics Justification Why have a Space Physics degree program? 1. Student Interest 2. Space Physics--the “core” program 3. Space Physics--to make our students more competitive 4. Comparison Schools 5. Increase Diversity--Encourage women in science ERAU Space Sciences Program

  6. Space Physics Justification Space Physics--the “core” program Fields of Study Common Denominator Astrophysics Condensed Matter Physics Solid State Physics Low-Temperature Physics Atomic Physics Nuclear Physics Particle Physics Biophysics Medical Physics Solar Physics Space Physics Plasma Physics “Physics” ERAU Space Sciences Program

  7. Space Physics Opportunities “To make our students more competitive” “The beauty of a degree with the word "physics" in it is that potential employers assume you're a super-brain. My degree got me jobs as a chemist, an environmentalist, and interviews with several federal law enforcement agencies.” Michael B. Dolan, Lieutenant, US Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  8. Space Physics Opportunities “To make our students more competitive” “I was well-prepared for most of my graduate course work, but could have benefited from a quantum physics class which was not in the original curriculum.” Andy Nicholas (Research Physicist) Naval Research Lab Washington D.C. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  9. Space Physics Marketing ERAU Space Sciences Program

  10. Space Physics ERAU “Leading the World In Aviation And Aerospace Education” “ERAU may not be a Carnegie-ranked institution, but when it comes to the space program, we are up there with Yale, Harvard, and other Ivy League schools.” Nicholas Devereux, Associate Professor College of Arts & Sciences ERAU Space Sciences Program

  11. Space Physics What is our competition doing with respect to physics? What fraction of freshmen taking introductory physics courses go on to be physics majors? Global Average 8.1% Most Like Us 1. Concordia College 7.4% 2. Hampshire College 3. Luther College 4. Mount Union College 13.2% 5. Parks College 1.7% 6. Point Loma Nazarene 22.9% 7. Sweet Briar College 18.6% 8. Wartburg College 19.1% 9. Whitworth College 12.5% Working towards . . . 1. Allegheny College 5.1% 2. Bates College 6.6% 3. Elizabethtown College 6.8% 4. Goucher College 5. Lake Forest College 12.7% 6. Lawrence University 29.2% 7. Macalester College 9.5% 8. Rhodes College 26.2% 9. Skidmore College 2.3% 10. Southwestern College 15.2% Appendix B . . . . They all have a bachelors degree in physics ERAU Space Sciences Program

  12. Space Physics Statistics from specific institutions FIT--Florida Institute of Technology 5% of the student in their introductory physics classes graduate with a BSc in Space Physics. Statistics from within ERAU Engineering Physics program in Daytona Beach 182/4637 enrolled in EP (4%) Prescott should expect 63 students after five years. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  13. Space Physics Increase Diversity--Encourage Women in Science ERAU Space Sciences Program

  14. Space Physics National statistics for BSc in physics ERAU Space Sciences Program

  15. Space Physics Areas of Concentration 1. Astrophysics 2. Nuclear/Particle Cosmology 3. Space Propulsion Systems 4. Remote Sensing ERAU Space Sciences Program

  16. Space Physics ERAU’s Strategic Plan Dr. Ebbs 10-year strategic plan calls for the development of Space Sciences degree programs. We have two research-class professors whose credentials extend from high-energy particle physics to astrophysics which enables them to develop a fully-accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Space Physics. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  17. Space Physics Areas of Concentration 1. Astrophysics • Dr. Nick Devereux, Assoc. Prof. of Physics Astrophysics -- Galaxy Formation 2. Nuclear/Particle Physics • Dr. Darrel Smith, Prof. of Physics Experimental High Energy/Particle Physics ERAU Space Sciences Program

  18. Space Physics Big Bang Cosmology ERAU Space Sciences Program

  19. Space Physics Areas of Concentration 3. Space Propulsion Systems Fusion Engines Plasma Engines ERAU Space Sciences Program

  20. Space Physics Areas of Concentration 3. Space Propulsion Systems (cont’d) Antimatter Engines Ion-Compressed Antimatter Nuclear Engine Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Total Mission Duration (Days with 30 days on Surface) ERAU Space Sciences Program

  21. Space Physics Areas of Concentration 4. Remote Sensing Venus Visual Radar ERAU Space Sciences Program

  22. Space Physics Areas of Concentration Senior Labs Penning Trap to store antimatter ERAU Space Sciences Program

  23. Space Physics Curriculum First 2 years Physics 1. Physics I + Lab 2. Physics II + Lab 3. Physics III + Lab 4. Modern Physics + Lab Chemistry 1. Chemistry I + Lab Math 1. Calculus I 2. Calculus II 3. Calculus III 4. Diff. Eq. Space Physics Engineering ERAU Space Sciences Program

  24. Space Physics Curriculum 3rd and 4th Year Required Classical Mechanics Electricity & Magnetism Stat. Mech. & Thermodynamics Quantum Physics Astrophysics I Planetary Physics* Optional Courses Plasma Physics + Astrophysics II Cosmology Remote-Sensing Correction to the Proposal EP410 EP420 Senior Lab -- 1 year (tailored to your area of concentration) ERAU Space Sciences Program

  25. Space Physics Curriculum 3rd and 4th Year (cont’d) ERAU Space Sciences Program

  26. Space Physics Curriculum Grand Total • 72 credit hours in the “core” courses • 36 credit hours of General Education courses 15 of which are included in the “core” courses • This leaves 27 credit hours for “technical” and “open” electives • 120 credit hour program • Only 3 new courses need to be developed to start the Astrophysics area of concentration 72 36-15 = 21 27 120 ERAU Space Sciences Program

  27. Space Physics Revenues & Expenditures for Space Physics ERAU Space Sciences Program

  28. Space Physics Expenses & Revenues for PS (including Space Physics) PS support role + Space Physics ERAU Space Sciences Program

  29. Space Physics Timetable 1. Fall 2001 Approval by the Board of Trustees 2. Fall 2002 Space Physics officially starts. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  30. Space Physics Timetable for Resources 1. Faculty Hires 2. Physics Lab Expansion ERAU Space Sciences Program

  31. Space Physics Additional Information 1. Upper-division Space Physics Labs Appendix C 2. Observatory and Planetarium Appendix D 3. Library Resources Chapter 5 4. Marketing 5. Job Opportunities 6. Why not Engineering Physics? “Leading the World In Aviation And Aerospace Education” ERAU Space Sciences Program

  32. Space Physics Additional Information 1. Upper-division Space Physics Labs 2. Observatory and Planetarium 3. Library Resources 4. Marketing 5. Job Opportunities 6. Why not Engineering Physics? ERAU Space Sciences Program

  33. Space Physics Other Opportunities Tim Berners-Lee Not Al Gore Bachelors degree in Physics Creator of the World Wide Web Physics and Society ERAU Space Sciences Program

  34. Space Physics Hiring We are already short-staffed in physics. If we’re going to hire someone, why not hire someone who can teach physics and help develop the Space Physics degree program? We expect our ideal candidate to: 1. Have a Ph.D in a physics-related discipline, 2. Demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching, 3. Develop an undergraduate research program that involves ERAU students, 4. Teach 12 cr. hrs. a semester and do research. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  35. Space Physics Enrollment 1. The physics department will still maintain its support role. 2. The Space Physics program will attract more students. 3. We expect a similar percentage (4%) of students as in the EP program at Daytona Beach. 4. We expect this to be so because we are “One University” and ERAU students all share similar aspirations. 5. Prescott will not compete with Daytona Beach because geographically, the demographic of students is complimentary. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  36. Space Physics Enrollment Student demographics for first-time freshman Daytona Beach 1. Florida 22% 2. New York 10% 3. Pennsylvania 9% 4. New Jersey 7% 5. Massachusetts 4% 6. Virginia 4% Prescott 1. California 24% 2. Arizona 14% 3. Washington 7% 4. Oregon 7% 5. Texas 7% 6. Colorado 5% ERAU Space Sciences Program

  37. Space Physics Additional Information 1. Upper-division Space Physics Labs 2. Observatory and Planetarium 3. Library Resources 4. Marketing 5. Job Opportunities Appendix E (Employers hiring physicists with a BSc degree) 6. Why not Engineering Physics? ERAU Space Sciences Program

  38. Space Physics Why not Engineering Physics ? 1. We would have to offer the EP curriculum First two years--PS208, 215, and 219 instead of PS150, 160, and 250 Would mean “small classes” and less scheduling flexibility 2. Students are asking for “upper division” physics courses and “space” Engineering Physics Engineering (design courses) PS109 and EP410 (Space Physics) “near earth” Space Physics Physics “rest of the universe” 3. Engineering Physics is 136 credit hours. Space Physics is 120 credit hours. 4. Space Physics will more directly advance our university’s interest to market “space” in what we claim as ERAU’s aerospace niche. ERAU Space Sciences Program

  39. Conclusions Space Physics Space Physics will: 1. Enhance the opportunities for our ERAU graduates as they embark on their respective careers. 2. Strengthen our university’s mission statement and comply with the Strategic Plan. 3. Increase the potential for graduates to be selected by NASA for the astronaut program. Four ERAU graduates have been selected for the 17-member astronaut candidate class of 2000. 4. Add to our student enrollment. 5. Make good use of our resources (esp. faculty), attract grants, develop further collaborations with industries and other universities. 6. Get the Space Sciences program “off the ground” ERAU Space Sciences Program