Welcome to the Physics and
Astronomy department at Green River College.
that students learn best when they are challenged to ask
questions and find answers for themselves. Scientists afterall
cultivate the art of asking questions and observing Mother
Nature until she answers.
Green River College physics students often can't find the boundary between
lecture and lab class. Computers and equipment fill our
classrooms. The best teachers are students with equipment in
their hands. Green River College physics students are encouraged to question each other and teach each other as they teach themselves.
We have courses aimed at students in science, engineering,
pre-med, drafting and allied heath sciences. We also have
courses aimed at students looking to fulfill the general science
and lab science requirement and for those looking to understand
our physical world for simple intellectual enrichment. Our
emphasis on student-centered active-learning methods of
instruction makes learning physics and
astronomy fun and fruitful.
Green River College is a public two-year college
where students from all over the world come together to learn,
grow and enrich their lives. The main campus, founded
in the Lea Hill neighborhood of Auburn in 1965, stretches over 180
acres of beautifully forested land. Branch campuses in
downtown Auburn, Kent and Enumclaw, bring the unique educational experiences
of our college to local communities. We offer several physics
classes at the Kent branch campus every quarter.
On the linked pages you
will find more information about classes, faculty and staff,
student activities, and other news and resources. If you need
more information feel free to get in touch with one of us.
Contact information is on the staff page.