Welcome to the Physical Science Department @ GWC
The Physical Science program offers courses for students for transfer to the four-year institutions. These include courses for science-related majors and general education science requirements for non-science majors. The Chemistry, Physics and Geology departments offer courses for majors, as well as those for non-majors. The Astronomy and Physical Science courses are for non-science majors. There are laboratory stockrooms to service the geology laboratory, the two physics laboratory rooms and the three chemistry laboratory rooms. The chemistry stockroom has a full-time supervisor. Courses are generally small enough for faculty members to get to know students well and offer individualized assistance. Lecture and laboratory sections are taught by full-time or part-time faculty members with masters or doctoral degrees in their fields.
Physical Science Faculty, Staff and Students at the 2012 Counselors Breakfast
The Physical Science faculty have been involved in a number of activities that benefit the community. Science Showtime is held in the fall in conjunction with the Huntington Beach Rotary Club. Hands-on Science and Technology activities are available for elementary and middle school students to participate in. Members of the chemistry faculty also participate in National Chemistry Week events for the general public each October. The department is also host to the Orange County Regional Science Olympiad, a yearly science competition between Orange County middle and high schools.
- A comprehensive set of chemistry, physics, geology, and astronomy course offerings for transfer to four-year colleges and universities
- State-of-the-art equipment is used in most of the science laboratories
- Varied offerings in the day and evening, and diversified techniques (traditional, computer, guided inquiry)
- Community service functions include the Science Olympiad and Science Showtime
|Dr. Teresa Speakman [chair]||714- 892-7711 ext 52485||Math/Science firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Konrad Stein||714- 892-7711 ext 51115||Technology email@example.com|
|Dr. Katherine Green||714- 892-7711 ext 52660||Math/Science firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. James Almy||714- 892-7711 ext 52150||Math/Science email@example.com|
|Jennifer Wilcox||714- 892-7711 ext 51118||Math/Science firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joan Deniken [stockroom manager]||714- 892-7711 ext. 52115||Math/Science email@example.com|
Chemistry Lab Photo Gallery