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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.

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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.


Dr. Teresa Speakman [chair]  714- 892-7711 ext 52485 Math/Science 201
Dr. Konrad Stein 714- 892-7711 ext 51115  Technology 109
Dr. Katherine Green 714- 892-7711 ext 52660  Math/Science 201
Dr. James Almy 714- 892-7711 ext 52150    Math/Science 203
Jennifer Wilcox 714- 892-7711 ext 51118  Math/Science 203
Joan Deniken [stockroom manager] 714- 892-7711 ext. 52115 Math/Science 203

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