2022-2023

2022-2023 Events

We have our first talk of the year on Friday September 9th at noon. 

This talk is by Dhanesh Krishnarao, the newest professor in our department.  His talk is entitled "A Protective Cocoon Around Small Nearby Galaxies: The Magellanic Corona" 

Barnes-Olin Quad at high noon!  Come get to know other physics majors and faculty.

Career talks focus on a CC alum who is now out in the world.  The talks outline how the alum got from where you are sitting to where they are now.  You will also get to learn about what the alum is doing doing now. These are amazing opportunities for you to network and learn from someone who was once where you are now.

Friday October 7th at noon we will have a career talk by Frank Quinlan who is a CC alum.  Dr. Quinlan currently works at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) as a researcher in the field of optics.  

Who grew up on a farm?  Has been to more than 20 countries?  Love artichokes?  Come learn quirky facts about fellow classmates while enjoying lunch!
Learn about the physics major and the department.  Meet the faculty.  Also get an introduction to the career center.

Career talks focus on a CC alum who is now out in the world.  The talks outline how the alum got from where you are sitting to where they are now.  You will also get to learn about what the alum is doing doing now. These are amazing opportunities for you to network and learn from someone who was once where you are now.

Kevin Shrewsbury, a CC chemistry major, will describe his journey from CC to working in green energy at Colorado Springs Utilities.

Our annual REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) preparation workshop.  Get a jump on summer research!

Please do the following to prepare:

 1) Make an initial list of programs you are interested in, along with required components of each application. What type of essays, how many letters, official or unofficial transcripts, etc. If you haven't already started, choose at least one program and draft ideas for that application.  

These links should help your program search: 

https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/physics/research/summer-research-internship.html

https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/physics/research/faculty-research.html

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?descriptorhub=SummerResearch_Summer%20Research%20Opportunity

 2) Work on your resume or CV and bring a printed draft with you. https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/careercenter/applying/resume.html

 3) Write down some thoughts about one of the personal statements or essays required for one application. We will work on our statements and resumes in groups. 

Career talks focus on a CC alum who is now out in the world.  The talks outline how the alum got from where you are sitting to where they are now.  You will also get to learn about what the alum is doing doing now. These are amazing opportunities for you to network and learn from someone who was once where you are now.

Hillary Swanson will talk about her path to becoming a professor of STEM education.

March 3  Eli

March 10 Luc

March 17 AJ

Graham

Luis

Chad

Rakesh

Food and good conversation on the Barnes-Olin quad
Amazing food and company in celebration of our senior physics majors!

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