Students planning advanced study in engineering may complete a full B.A. course at Grinnell before graduate school, or they can follow a 3-2 program in Engineering. The 3-2 program allows students to spend three years at Grinnell and two years in one of the engineering programs with which Grinnell cooperates: Columbia University, California Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Washington University. (Special arrangements can sometimes be made with other institutions.) Under normal progress the student receives a B.A.
Free public open house to view the moon, Jupiter, and Mars at the observatory Wednesday, May 7.
We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory supports activities ranging from casual visual observing to active astronomical research and allows students to do projects that are connected to topics of current interest, such as the expansion of the universe and the behavior of pulsars.
A Thanksgiving Day trip around the sun will determine whether the comet survives for post-feast viewing.
The observatory open house features a globular cluster and the Ring Nebula this Saturday, Nov. 2.
Curricular Development Resources
- Discovery-Based Physics: a General Physics course developed at Grinnell using a pedagogy similar toPriscilla Laws's Workshop Physics but including more contemporary topics.
- Discovery-based Computational Physics: An implementation of the pedagogical techniques of Workshop Physics in an intermediate level physics course.