Open House
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 08:30 to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 18:00
Physics Department
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We welcome prospective graduate students to the Physics Department!

We offer tours of research labs and campus facilities, meetings with faculty and students, a poster session and social events. 

Thursday, March 8th

                  Arrive in Corvallis; van or taxi to Holiday Inn Express

Friday, March 9th

8:45           Pick up at Holiday Inn Express (pickup volunteers)

9:00           Continental breakfast, Q&A with Kelly Carter & Judy Burks, office staff

9:15           Introductory meeting with Ethan Minot, Admissions Chair

10:00         Research overviews

                        Astrophysics & High Energy Physics: Davide Lazzati

                        Biophysics: Bo Sun

                        Materials: Ethan Minot

10:30         Lab tours (20 min each; start at 1030 and 1100; students choose)

                        Materials: Ethan Minot & students (Weniger 306 & 308)

                        Materials: James Haggerty – Tate lab (Weniger 481)

                        Biophysics: Amani Alobaidi – Sun lab (Weniger 110)

                        Materials: Matt Graham & students (Weniger 143 & 145)

                        Physics Education: Liz Gire & students (Weniger 369)

                        Lightboard Studio: KC Walsh (Weniger 332)

11:30         Research overviews

                        Physics Education: Liz Gire

                       Optical Physics: Yun-Shik Lee

                       Computational Physics: Guenter Schneider

12:00         Lunch with current graduate students

1:00           Q&A session and campus walking tour

                        Alden Bradley: Sport facilities, Library, Memorial Union, LPSC …

2:00           Lab tours (20 min each; start at 1400 and 1430; students choose)

                        Biophysics: Weihong Qiu & Kuo-Fu Tseng  (Weniger 106)

                        Optical Physics: Yun-Shik Lee & students (Weniger 100)

                        Optical Physics: Greg Giesbers - Ostroverkhova lab (Weniger 101)

                        Optical Physics: David McIntyre & students; (Weniger 118)

                       Computational Physics: Jordan Pommerenck - Roundy lab (Weniger 477)

                        Computational Physics: Guenter Schneider & students (Weniger 401A)

                       Astrophysics: Davide Lazzati & students (Weniger 303)

                       Neutrino Lab: Maggie Greenwood; Amit Bashyal– Schellman; Weniger 332B)

3:00           Individual meetings with faculty (20 min each)

4:00           Research poster session with faculty & current graduate students
(Weniger 328, snacks and drinks)

6:00           Dinner with faculty and current grad students  (Memorial Union Journey Room)

7-10pm      Astronomy Open House (Start in Weniger 151)


Saturday, March 10th

9:00           Complimentary breakfast at Holiday Inn Express

Option 1: Activities (EM, JT)

10:00am Coast trip; Silver Falls (TBD)
or free time around Corvallis

Option 2: Depart

HIE Shuttle to Hilton Garden Inn to meet Hut Shuttle to Portland Airport. Hut Shuttle departs HGI every 2 h; from 2 am - 10 pm.    

5:00     Dinner at Frankie's, 641 Hickory St N.W., Albany