We went out to greet the incoming year of Tritons and meet some of the future physics majors (and convert some to the dark side with our cool demos).
These two event provided UWiP members to get a chance to interact with grad students and professor in a casual settings. We had lots of fun meeting new people, hearing about the view from the front of the lecture hall, and eating food!
On the 21st of Feb, UWIP invited a couple of the graduate students in the physics department to come over and discuss the process of applying to graduate school and what graduate school life is like. Besides feeding themselves with as much pizza as possible, many attendees had their questions answered about studying physics in grad school or just grad life in general. For example, the graduate students answered question on how to choose the right research group and the cohorts that you actually click with, and whether getting into higher ranked institution is a good thing. They also answered questions on the physics GRE and how that contributes to the application for grad school. Also, they gave out tips on how to get a recommendation letter, or the preparation an applicant need to make in the undergraduate years.
Overall, the graduate panel was a success!
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017, MWIP and UWIP hosted a meet up between the graduate mentors and undergraduate mentees. There were tacos offered and participants were having a good time chatting and catching up. Later on, mentors grouped up with mentees and there was a photo scavenger hunt around the campus. The scavenger hunt included places like the red chair in Revelle, the sun god statue, the anchor in Revelle and so on. It was a lot of running around because there was a time limit, but it was really fun and it was a very good chance for the mentees to bond with the mentors. In the end, the winner and the runner up received a gift card to Perks coffee shop each.
The event was really successful and all the participants had a good time hanging out.
On November 7th 2016, we invited the IAI founder and board of director member Ken Abeloe to come and give a talk about interview tips, types of careers post graduation, and when/how to apply to companies such as IAI. There was an informal lunch and networking after the presentation. Students not only had the opportunity to talk to Ken Abeloe himself, but also Christina Halkias who answered questions regarding internships, jobs and resume building to prepare for a career in IAI.
UWIP have some exciting events for you all this quarter! Check them out!!!
Mentorship Program with GWIP
Thursday, April 28th, 5:30-7:00pm, Mayer Hall 4322
We will be holding our quarterly mentor-mentee meetup, so come prepared to meet your mentor. If you do not already have a mentor, and would be interested in receiving a graduate student mentor to guide you through your undergraduate years in physics, you may still attend. There will be a short form for you to fill out at the event.
Talk by Professor Kim Griest
Monday, May 2nd, 4-5pm, Mayer Hall 4322
Are you interested in what our universe is made of? Are you interested in theoretical or observational astrophysics, or cosmological phenomena such as black holes? Then come along and meet Professor Kim Griest.
Professor Griest is primarily interested in dark matter and dark energy, but has also tackled on other issues in theoretical and observational astrophysics, such as using gravitational lensing to search for dim or invisible objects, and characterizing the early universe.
Python Workshop with Women in Computing (WIC)
Tuesday, May 3rd, Location TBD
We will be holding a joint workshop with the UCSD Women in Computing where you can either learn to program in python or hone your python skills. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form:
Keep on the lookout for more details on these events!