Physics In Your Future at Syracuse U

The Physics Department of Syracuse University is presenting Physics in Your Future, on Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2011, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Physics in Your Future is a special program for high school students to inform them about college programs in physics. We invite you to extend the invitation to all of your students who may be interested in a college major in science. The high school students can come on their own volition or with their parents, or, if permitted, with their teacher or counselor. There are no fees associated with the program and a reservation in advance is not necessary.

The location is Rooms 202-204 of the Physics Building on the Syracuse University campus. If you are not familiar with the Syracuse University campus, maps can be found by checking the site and then clicking on Quad Lot 1 Directions.

Provisions have been made for parking adjacent to the Physics Building, for students, guidance counselors, teachers and parents.


After socializing, beginning at 2 p.m., there will be a talk by Professor Allen Miller of the Syracuse University Physics Department on the nature of college programs for physics majors and on employment opportunities for physicists who hold bachelor degrees. This will be followed by a conversational talk by undergraduate physics major Daniel Goldman.  All talks and discussions will be non-technical.

Next, during the 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. period, ten-minute tours of three of the research labs of the Physics Department will be given. The discussions of the labs will be led by graduate or undergraduate researchers or faculty. The tours will also include a ten-minute stop at Fizicks is Phun. Visitors here can, in hands-on fashion, perform some fun physics experiments that illustrate basic principles. 

Concluding remarks and the distribution of pamphlets from the American Physical Society on careers in physics will be held in Rooms 202-204 at 3:50 p.m.

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