We use donations made to the NIU Foundation to support a number of activities. These activities are important to the mission of our department but are often difficult to fund through normal accounts.

To make a donation, visit their website or send a check made out to the NIU Foundation with a note of the particular fund. The donation can be sent to the Department of Physics or directly to the NIU Foundation.

Physics Funds

Physics Department General Fund

Provides funds for all department activities at the discretion of the chair. 

Physics Outreach Fund

This fund supports outreach activities such as the traveling road show, Physics Olympics, Spooky Halloween Lab, Science Camp, and the observatory. Items funded include materials, equipment, and scholarships for campers.

Kaluf Astronomy Memorial

This fund supports the purchase of equipment for the Davis Hall Observatory.

Physics Graduate Student Travel

This fund provides for "Albright Awards" which fund graduate students presenting talks on their research at conferences.

Courtland Bohn Memorial Fund

Provides funds in support of graduate students in the Beam Physics and Astrophysics Group (BPAG).

Eaton-Miner Physics Education Endowment Fund

Provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the physics education emphasis.

Contact Us

Department of Physics
La Tourette Hall, Room 202