LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UW-La Crosse's Physics Department wins an award for improving the quality of its education of undergraduate students.
The department is one of four universities nationwide to win the American Physical Society's 2013 Improving Undergraduate Physics Education Award. The award is given to schools that support best practices in education at the undergraduate level.
"This award will bring our program, and the university, even more visibility at the national level," says Gubbi Sudhakaran, chair of UW-L's physics department. "It places UW-L alongside institutions like MIT, another 2013 recipient, in terms of the quality of student preparation."
Besides MIT, Kettering University and the Colorado School of Mines won the award.
UW-La Crosse boasts one of the largest physics departments in the Wisconsin according to the university.
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