Past Events

Since the beginning of Fall semester, the Department of Physics & Astronomy has been involved in many activities and events that have increased its visibility in the community, and helped strengthen internal relations as well.


Alumni Day

Oct 9, 2010
James Fletcher Bldg
College of Science
65 Attendees

The Alumni Association of the College of Science presented the third annual Alumni Day as a way to reconnect its members with their home departments as well as to renew old friendships and make new friends. Short presentations were given by faculty, and posters were displayed from many of the research groups in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics.
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Science Day

Nov. 13, 2010
A. Ray Olpin
University Union
900 Attendees

Science Day at the U attracted more than 900 students, parents, and educators from Idaho and Utah. There were 60 workshops covering 30 specific research topics presented by faculty from various departments under the College of Science, the College of Mines & Earth Sciences and the Utah Museum of Natural History. Students learned about career possibilities from scientists at Idaho Technology, Kennecott Utah Copper, and XMission, in a series of “Industry Workshops.” Students also received academic advice about specific majors, science-related careers, and undergraduate research offered by each department.
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