Professor Doug Arion joined the Carthage faculty in 1994. He brought his experience as a scientific researcher and former corporate executive with Science Applications International Corp. to Carthage's innovative ScienceWorks program, the nation's first and longest-standing technology entrepreneurship program for undergraduates, which he developed and directed.
Prof. Arion teaches courses in physics and astronomy, conducts astronomy research at major observatories, and develops scientific instrumentation for many different fields. The Galileoscope program, the recently completed Griffin Observatory, and the founding of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy are all part of his current work in public education and outreach in astronomy and the natural world.
He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland, and his A.B. in physics from Dartmouth College. Read more.
"My favorite physics class is Optics with Professor Arion. It can be difficult at times, but we get to do a lot of cool demonstrations — some that students build themselves."
— Stephanie Finnvik, '12
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