Astro guest speaker, Dr. Amy Steele
Dr. Amy Steele is visiting from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She will be giving a talk about her research on exoplanetary systems tomorrow, (Tuesday) the 27th at noon in Anderson 036. Please join us for lunch and a great presentation!
IDEA team tasks
We’ve got a couple of things to take care of with regards to our IDEA team (the group that works on inclusivity, equity and community in Physics). First, we’d love for folks to join us for our first meeting. A When2Meet poll went out to determine a meeting date and time. Please take 30 seconds to respond to that. Second, we need to pick a topical group for work this year that will help determine the meeting agendas and our work path. Please take another 30 seconds to respond to that poll, too. You can be new to IDEA and join us for the first time–no experience needed!
GRE Physics test, anyone?
I am taking the math GRE subject test in Mankato on Oct. 29th. This is the same date and location as the physics GRE subject test. I would love to organize a carpool. Is anyone in the physics department applying to grad school this year and planning to take the physics GRE subject test? If so, send me an email and we can set up a ride!
PHYS talk at St. Olaf
Physics Colloquium: Organic Crystals in Future Solar Cell Technology
Jordan Dull, St. Olaf College
3:00 pm, RNS 210
ISO: DCC representatives
Every year we convene a DCC, or Departmental Curriculum Committee. This consists of our two SDAs (Student Departmental Advisors) and representatives from the senior, junior, and sophomore classes. These students act as liaisons between the faculty and staff, and the larger community of Physics and Astronomy students. The group meets with a pair of faculty advisors once each term (over lunch that we provide) to discuss department climate, curricular initiatives or questions, special events, or whatever is on students’ minds. If you are interested in being involved and making sure student voices are heard, please email Trenne to let her know by Friday.