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Math and Physics Department welcomes new professor with small town roots and big research

Caixia Gao, one of the newest additions to the math and physics department at CSU-Pueblo, may prefer a small town atmosphere for living, but her personal scholarly research involves something much larger: the expansion of the universe. Gao has been teaching physics labs at the undergraduate level since 2007. “I want to be a professor who can teach physics courses in such a way that all my students fall in love with physics,” she said. Currently, Gao is instructing two courses: conceptual physics, which involves aspects such as light, energy...