PH 199: FIRST-YEAR ORIENTATION

Schedule for Winter 2017

Course Syllabus

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We are still developing the schedule for this course Special Studies: Physics Orientation, as we work to bring you an exciting slate of speakers. Please check back often for possible rearrangements of the session dates. The class will meet Thursdays, 4-5 pm in Weniger 212.

The course will include information about the department and the undergraduate curriculum--Paradigms in Physics, presentations and lab tours from faculty highlighting opportunities for undergraduate research in their labs, sessions on scholarship/internship/job applications, time and stress management strategies, and an alumni visitor from industry.

Day/
Room
Topic
Details
1
1/12
Welcome
Greetings From:
Department Chair: Heidi Schellmann
Undergraduate Advisor: Henri Jansen
Course Instructor: Corinne Manogue
Course TAs: Hazel Betz and John Waczak
Society of Physics Students
2
1/19
Applications
Applying for Scholarships/Internships/Jobs/Graduate School
COS Scholarships 2/15/17
COS Scholarship Advice
SPS National Scholarships 3/15/17
URSA Engage 1/31/17
URSA Engage Physics Projects 2017
SURE Science mid-March??
COS Workshops
Glossary
Letters of Recommendation
Personal Essays
Timeline
Letters
APS Jobs Powerpoint
3
1/26
Alumni Visitor
Casey Hines
Process Technology Development Engineer
Intel Corporation
Casey graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree in Physics in 2013 and is now a Process Technology Development Engineer at Intel Corporation. His primary job function is fault isolation (FI) and the development of new FI techniques for next generation technology nodes. In his down time, Casey enjoys coding and is an automation and computation enthusiast. Casey is also a veteran Marine and an advocate for veterans suffering from mental health issues. More generally Casey is involved in political activism that advocates for disadvantaged populations.
Note: Casey will also speak to the SPS at 5:15 in Wngr 377---PIZZA!
4
2/2
Research
Biophysics
Weihong Qiu
Bo Sun
5
2/9
 
Diversity Celebration
Getting to Know Each Other
Meet other students and faculty in the department
Please bring a small potluck dish or thing to share which represents yourself, your family, or your culture.
6
2/16
Research
Optics
David McIntyre
7
2/23
Careers
With a physics degree, the sky's the limit for your career options. In this session, Claire Wu, Assistant Director of Career Development Center, will use interactive activities to help you start thinking about how identifying and honoring your values and interests will have an impact on your career satisfaction. Chris Larson, Director of Partnerships and Industrial Programs in College of Science, will give you a better idea what options are available.
 
8
3/2
Paradigms
Learn more about our unique upper-division curriculum
Paradigms Director, Corinne Manogue
The Paradigms Program
Undergraduate Panel:
 
9
3/9
Research
Astrophysics
Davide Lazzati
10
3/16
Research
Materials
Janet Tate


If you have comments or suggestions, email me at corinne@physics.oregonstate.edu

Last Update:  1/25/2017

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