Throughout the fall semester, GAP was happy to reach out to the new class of physics graduate students by providing mentoring sessions aimed to present the resources offered at Georgia Tech and some useful insights to help improve their time within our school.
On Saturday, October 14th, volunteers from GAP (along with members of SWIP, SPS, and the Imperial OPA Circus) participated in the second annual Step into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at the GT MoSE building. This initiative, hosted by GT Junior STEM, exposes K-12 students to the world of STEM and Georgia Tech while also allowing university students to showcase their passions and knowledge pertaining to the matter. The physics expo featured interactive demonstrations in superconductivity, resonance, electromagnetism, mechanics, and fluid dynamics, which engaged students and encouraged them to ask questions about the small wonders of the world around them.
Interested in pursuing a different style of academia?
Please join GAP on Tuesday, April 18th at 4:00 PM in the Interaction Zone to meet Dr. Michael Lerner. Dr. Lerner is a member of the faculty at Earlham College in Indiana, a liberal arts college focused on exceptional education. Learn more about the different paths to the elusive ivory tower and how different institutions expect you to balance your research and teaching life. (Cookies and coffee will be provided).
What comes next? Results of a 2015-16 School of Physics Alumni Survey
What comes after finishing a degree in physics? Professor JC Gumbart has compiled the results of the recent alumni survey and will present them on Thursday, March 30th, at 3PM in the Interaction Zone.
Afterward, we will open the floor for general discussion, questions, and ideas for improving career development. Please join us for cookies and this presentation about the next big step in a GT-physics graduate’s life! But especially cookies.
Preparing graduate physics students for their careers