IDEA Team meeting
IDEA foks, please remember that we’re ALL invited to the OLC (online learning community)-14 meeting on Monday, Nov. 30th from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Zoom link
Beamlines and Lifetimes Book Group
A reminder to all PHAS faculty, staff, and IDEA team members: we’ve set a date over break to discuss the book “Beamlines and Lifetimes”. The book is available online through the library if you do not wish to purchase it. Check for your invitation from Marty!
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1pm – 2:30pm Central
Summer REU at the Santa Fe InstituteI direct education programs at the Santa Fe Institute, a global thought-leader in complex systems science. We are currently recruiting undergraduate students for our 2021 Undergraduate Complexity Research (UCR) program.
The summer research experience at the Santa Fe Institute is a 10-week program for students interested in developing a research project to study complex systems. Students have the chance to work very independently, but there is also great guidance available from our mentors – as much or as little as the student wants. While there is great diversity in the questions undertaken by students, the commonality tends to be the tools and methods: large data sets and analysis methods from statistics, information theory, physics and math. (It helps if the student has some experience with a computer programming language but they need not be an expert.)The Santa Fe Institute is a completely unique place – very collaborative and creative. The summer student group numbers about 10 each year, and they form a very cohesive and supportive group.I’ve attached a digital flyer and more information is available at the program site. If any of your students have questions about the program or the institute, please have them contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Best regards,Carrie CowanDirector of EducationSanta Fe Institute
- 10-Week Summer Residential Program
- Will be offered virtually if necessary due to the pandemic (read more)
- Research will be conducted under the guidance of an SFI researcher
- Final presentations are given by students
- Room, Board, and Travel support provided
- Stipend = $600/week
Find a mentor through APSMentoring for Industry CareersMore than 60% of students will go on to be employed by the private sector. Make some connections, and sign up as mentees in the APS Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) program. It connects students and early career physicists with industrial physicists for the purpose of providing career guidance. For more information see https://impact.aps.org/.
Each year, the Knowles Teacher Initiative awards approximately 35 Fellowships to early-career high school biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics teachers. Through the Knowles Teaching Fellows Program, they support Fellows in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Knowles Teaching Fellows receive mentoring and coaching from a staff of experienced teachers and teacher educators, financial support, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 450 mathematics and science educators. We encourage every new physics teacher to apply and share this opportunity with your friends.
Applications for 2021 Knowles Teaching Fellowships are due by 11:59 pm PST on January 18, 2021. Register today to attend their upcoming webinar to learn more about eligibility and the application process.
If you know a new or pre-service math or science teacher who would benefit from participation in an intensive professional development program-particularly one with strong disciplinary preparation in physics-we invite you to share this opportunity (submit a referral). Thank you in advance for helping to share information about the Knowles Teaching Fellowship.
Just plain cool stuff from APS
Summer internship with PHAS alum
From a very recent Physics grad:
“I wanted to pass on information about a summer internship program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) that I think current Carls might be interested in. LLNL is hosting dozens of opportunities for students to work virtually with scientists and engineers on projects involving the National Ignition Facility, Fusion, High Energy and Density Sciences, Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, Machine Learning, Computer Simulations, and other fields. The two summers I spent in the program inspired me to pursue a PhD in fusion energy and I hope it will be just as inspiring to others!
Interested students can apply here. The program strongly recommends including a cover letter and at least one recommendation letter. If any Carls have any questions about the lab or how the program works in a virtual format, they’re welcome send me an email (email@example.com).