Alumni and Giving


Alumni and friends are an integral part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Your service on boards and in alumni organizations is vital to the department, and your generous financial support allows us to deepen the educational experiences of our students.

To update your contact information, go to the MU Alumni Association: You do not need to be a member to update your information.

MU Department of Physics & Astronomy Distinguished Alumni Awards

Do you know a fellow MU Physics and Astronomy alumnus that meets the following criteria for a department alumni award?  If so, email us the requested information and we will add the nomination to our files.

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate degree must have been received from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri.

Additional considerations:

  • Exceptional achievement or research;
  • Exceptional service;
  • Demonstrated distinction in field;
  • Unique Career (could be outside of physics)

The nominator must email the following to

  • a nominating letter summarizing the qualifications of proposed nominee (include degree and year received)
  • CV of nominee


When you support the Physics and Astronomy at Mizzou, you help support world-class education and facilitate research discoveries in materials science, biological physics, astronomy, etc. Your gift — no matter the amount — can have a lasting impact on our students, faculty, and programs.

To talk with someone directly about giving to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please contact Dr. Paul Miceli, Professor and Chair, at