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Meetings take place on announced Wednesdays from 12-12:50 in the Duane 11th floor commons.
Check this site or the "Seminars" board outside the physics office for upcoming events.

Jump to Activities for 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014

Date Topic Presenters Downloads
May 2, 2014 Semester Wrap-up Ben Pollard  
Feb. 21, 2014 All about Comps I, II, & III Paul Beale & Mike Dubson  
Feb. 3, 2014 Reaching out to Undergrads through CU' Ben Chapman & Michelle Miller  
Dec. 13, 2013 Semester Wrap-up Ben Pollard  
Dec. 6, 2013 Diversity in Science and Engineering: CU's BOLD Program Dr. LaRuth McAfee  
Nov. 8, 2013 So, what exactly do you do? Dr. Katie Hinko, Susanna Kohler Handout A
Handout B
Oct. 11, 2013 Writing and Winning Fellowships Graduate Student Panel  
Sep. 20, 2013 Introduction to PFP Ben Pollard & Noah Finkelstein
AIP Statistics
Apr. 24, 2013 The Berkeley Compass Project (Website) Dimitri Dounas-Fraser (UC-Berkeley), Nathan Morrison  
Apr. 10, 2013 Spring Teaching Recap Ben Spike  
Feb. 20, 2013 All About Comps I, II, & III Paul Beale, Mike Dubson Handout
Jan. 23, 2013 Physicists & Industry (featuring Intel) Dr. Tuyen Tran (Intel Portland TD group)  
Dec. 12, 2012 Grad School & Teaching Ben Spike & Michael Dubson
Nov 14, 2012 Working in Industry Dr. John Price (picoSpin, LLC)  
Sep. 19, 2012 Introduction to PFP Ben Spike & Noah Finkelstein
May 10, 2012 Semester wrap-up & lunch Ben Spike  
Apr. 25, 2012 Outreach & Informal Science Education with PISEC Dr. Katie Hinko (PISEC director)  
Apr. 11, 2012 The Art of Science Communication Dr. Stephanie Chasteen Handout
Feb. 22, 2012 All About Comps I, II, & III Paul Beale, Mike Dubson Handout
Feb. 1, 2012 The Postdoc Experience Alina Handorean, Rob Johnson, Alex Zolot  
Dec. 7, 2011 The National Lab Scene John Perkins (NREL), Tasshi Dennis (NIST)  
Nov. 14, 2011 Grad Student Round Table Ben Spike  
Oct. 12, 2011 Finding, Writing, Winning Grants Michael Bishof, Dennis Gardner, Steve Parham  
Sept. 21, 2011 Introduction to PFP Ben Spike  
May 5, 2011 Semester wrap-up & grad forum Ben Spike  
Mar. 2, 2011 Workshop: Effective Scientific Presentations Noah Finkelstein Slides, Handout
Feb. 2, 2011 All About Comps I, II, & III Paul Beale, Mike Dubson Handout
Dec. 1, 2010 Outreach & Informal Science Education with PISEC Laurel Mayhew, PISEC director  
Nov. 3, 2010 Arithmetic, Population, and Energy Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, CU Prof. Emeritus  
Oct. 13, 2010 Finding, Writing, Winning Grants Dr. Randall Draper (CU Office of Contracts & Grants)  
Sept. 15, 2010 Introduction to PFP Ben Spike, John Cumalat  
Apr. 21, 2010 Making Group Work Work: Teaching TAs to Lead Cooperative Group Work Jeff Klukas (UW-Madison Physics)  
Mar. 3, 2010 Getting a Faculty Job in Physics Chuck Rogers & Alysia Marino  
Feb. 3, 2010 Grad Student Forum None (round table)  
Dec. 9, 2009 Team Building in the Sciences Patricia Rankin (Physics & Office of Faculty Affairs) Slides
Nov. 18, 2009 All About Comps I, II, & III Paul Beale Handout
Oct. 14, 2009 Finding, Writing, Winning Grants Dr. Randall Draper (CU Office of Contracts & Grants) Handout
Sept. 23, 2009 Introduction to PFP Noah Finkelstein Slides, Handout
Apr. 22, 2009 The National Lab Scene Dr. John Perkins (NREL), Dr. Ian Coddington (NIST)  
Apr. 8, 2009 Workshop: Identifying Effective Teaching Practices Ben Spike Handout
Mar. 4, 2009 Exploring a Career in Patent Law Curtis Vock (Lathrop & Gage LLP)  
Jan. 28, 2009 The Postdoc Experience PJ Bennett and Makenzie Lystrup  
Nov. 19, 2008 Finding, Writing, Winning Grants Dr. Randall Draper (CU Office of Contracts & Grants) Handout
Oct. 29, 2008 Surviving Comps II Michael Dubson Handout
Oct. 1, 2008 Finding a Research Advisor John Cumalat Slides
Sept. 17, 2008 Introduction to PFP Noah Finkelstein Slides, Handout
Apr. 25, 2008 Site Visit, Colorado College Dr. Richard Hilt and colleagues  
Apr. 16, 2008 Working in Industry David Bruhwiler  
Feb. 8, 2008 Effective and Efficient Grading Mariel Desroche Slides
Oct. 31, 2007 Graduate Life at CU: Applying, Deciding, and the First Few Months Mariel Desroche, Noah Finkelstein & Dan Dessau  
Oct. 12, 2007 Graduate Research Fellowships Brian Neyenhuis, Kevin Cossel, Ryan Wilson, Mariel Desroche Slides, Handout
Sept. 19, 2007 Introduction to PFP Mariel Desroche & Noah Finkelstein Slides, Handout
May 4, 2007 The Graduate Experience Noah Podolefsky and Lauren Kost  
Mar. 23, 2007 Funding and Grant Writing Randall Draper (Office of Contracts and Grants)  
Feb. 23, 2007 Working in Industry Scoot Harris & Scott Kruger  
Dec. 13, 2006 The National Lab Scene Dr.'s Dowell, Denis, Perkins, and Teplin (of NIST and NREL)


Nov. 30, 2006

Site Visit to Colorado School of Mines
itinerary & participant feedback

Tom Furtak & colleagues


Nov. 8, 2006 Teaching In High School Roberta Tanner (PhysTEC Teacher in Residence)


Oct. 18, 2006 The Post-Doc Experience Dr. Sam McKagan & Dr. Gretchen Argast


Sept. 27, 2006 The Grad Situation at CU Jim Shepard (Assoc. Chair of Grad Studies)


Sept. 13, 2006 Introducing PFP Noah Finkelstein & Lauren Kost


May 5, 2006 Reflecting on the Graduate School Experience Chandra Turpen, Qudsia Quraishi, Chris Keller

Slides & Handout

Apr. 12, 2006 Working in Industry John Cary & Scott Harris


Apr. 5, 2006 Teaching Physics in High School Michael Fuchs Slides
Feb. 22, 2006 Seeking a Position in Academia John Cumalat Slides & Book
Nov. 30, 2005 Research Funding and Grant Writing Randall Draper & Ralph Brown, OCG TBA
Nov. 16, 2005

Educational Outreach Opportunities

Interested in doing outreach? Contact Linda Koch

Linda Koch, Eli Quinn Slides
Oct. 12, 2005 The Structure of the CU Physics Graduate Program Mihaly Horanyi Slides, More Slides
Sept. 21, 2005 Teaching--The good, the bad, and the ugly Noah Finkelstein, Steve Pollock & Chris Keller Slides
Sept. 7, 2005 Introduction to PFPF Program Noah Finkelstein

Slides, Handout

Apr. 27, 2005 The Post-Doctoral Experience Heather Lewandowski, Cari Herrmann Abell, Zoltan Sternovsky & Noah Finkelstein
Mar. 16, 2005 Diversity in the Sciences Prof. Paula Turner, Kenyon College (none)
Feb. 23, 2005 Teaching and Group Management Noah Finkelstein, Chris Keller (none)
Feb. 9, 2005 Teaching – The good, the bad, and the ugly

Noah Finkelstein, Chris Keller & Steve Pollock

Jan. 26, 2005 Various Perspectives on International Education Andy Edwards, Christine Steenkamp & Steven Dholmo (none)
Dec. 1, 2004 The structure of the CU graduate program: What we were thinking at the time Margaret Murnane Slides
Nov. 17, 2004 State of Affairs of Physics Teaching in the U.S. Noah Finkelstein Slides
Nov. 3, 2004 Introductory Meeting: informational handout about structure of PFPF

Noah Finkelstein, Chris Keller


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