Winter Break fellowships
The Kolenkow Reitz Fellowship provides research support for Carleton students working with non-Carleton science and math faculty at another institution during the summer or over winter break. These research opportunities are intended to encourage Carleton students’ development as scientists and their exploration of mathematics, statistics, and the sciences as a possible career. Applications are now being accepted for Winter Break fellowships. Application deadline is 5 PM Monday, October 11, 2021.
Welcome back lunch!
All PHAS students, faculty, and staff are invited to a welcome back lunch on Tuesday, Sept 21st (TOMORROW!) out in the south amphitheater in front of Anderson Hall. Please come meet fellow students and department folks IN PERSON and have a pizza lunch on the department. We’ll do it during common time (noon to 1 pm).
Research with Jay?
There may be space in Jay’s research group for another student or two. If you’re interested and not currently working with Jay, please fill out this form.
Grad school info
The LS-PAC MODELS Center Presents:
Stand Out to Get In: Demystifying the Graduate School Application Process
A two-part webinar for STEM undergraduate students
Session 1: Friday, September 24, 2021, 12:30-2:30 PM CST – Panel Session with Grad Students and PhDs
Session 2: Friday, October 1, 12:30-2:30 PM CST – Informational Webinar
If you are an undergraduate student who is thinking about applying to graduate school in a STEM field, this two-part series will provide comprehensive information about how to maximize your chance of getting into graduate school and how to thrive once you begin work on your graduate degree.
September 24, 12:30-2:30 – The panel session will feature PhDs and current graduate students who have been in your shoes, and who will share their tips and lessons learned from the application and interview process, as well as best practices for succeeding once you begin work as a graduate student.
October 1, 12:30-2:30 – The informational webinar will cover the aspects of a great graduate school portfolio including your personal statement, resume/CV, and letters of recommendation. In addition, we’ll provide insight into what graduate schools look for on an application, tips for acing your interviews, and how to choose the graduate program that is the right fit for you.
More cool Physics info!
This past Tuesday, September 13th, was Ben Barres’s birthday. He would’ve been 67. We took the occasion to remember his legacy of kindness and mentorship towards his students and other scientists. Documenting the lives of scientists who have made bigger impacts than they’ve been given credit for is Massive’s bread-and-butter. This Weekend’s Reads is a collection of our latest batch of heroes. More to come.
Up to five cups of coffee per day seems to be fine. Six or more? Your brain is going to feel itBurcin Ikiz
Meet Valerie Thomas, the inventor and scientist who launched the longest-running satellite imaging Earth’s surface
During Thomas’s three-decade career at NASA, she connected scientists with the data they need to understand our planetHanusia Higgins
She discovered fundamental truths about stars and galaxies, and also shaped NASA into what we know it as todayBriley Lewis
University of California, Los Angeles
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We teamed up with NAVEL to create a zine that focuses on how genomics can inform identity. Through essays, conversations, and artistic works, this zine explores race, risks and reparations in the post-genomic era, the heritability of our political beliefs, genetic privacy, and more.
From childhood, she preferred ‘to stay up and watch the stars than go to sleep’Brittney G. Borowiec
Wilfrid Laurier University
Cori’s work determined glycogen storage “disease” had several subtypes, each with a unique molecular cause
AI in healthcare
Carleton is excited to welcome Professor Collin Stultz as a (virtual) visiting scholar! Dr. Stultz, a leading researcher in medical engineering who holds both an MD and a PhD in Biophysics, will speak at 4pm on Tuesday, September 21, on the use of machine learning in the practice of medicine. One of his recent interests has been the potential value of artificial intelligence in addressing health inequities. You can register to watch the lecture on Zoom on your own, or join a group watching the lecture in Olin 141.
St. Olaf astro talk
Interested in pre-med?AAPM (medical physics’s professional organization) is opening up applications for 2022 summer undergraduate fellowship program.
3-2 Engineering program info
Tuesday September 21 during common time (noon – 1 pm), Ron Laue of Washington University in St. Louis, will be on campus to host an information session about the dual degree program. Attendance is recommended if you are considering a dual degree or want to learn more about it. It may also be useful if you want to find out more about engineering school more broadly. It will be held in Anderson 036.
This Week in Physics Magazine — September 20, 2021