Workshops and Events

2017-18 Astronomy Department Career Events

Throughout the academic year the Astronomy Department holds the following major and career events. Some event dates occasionally change, please check this page for the latest updates.

  • Career Goals Workshop for Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Science Majors: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 6:00-7:00 PM, 180 Science Hall. Workshop presented by Eric Schueffner, the Academic and Career Advisor for Astronomy.
  • Astronomy Majors/Potential Majors Welcome Star Party:  Telescopes & snacks. Sterling Rooftop, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM.
  • L&S Majors Fair:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3:30-6:00pm, Varsity Hall, Union South.
  • Astronomy Open House:  Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, (Time to be determined). Open House for prospective astronomy undergraduate students. Chat with faculty and students about the program and astronomy careers.
  • REU and Graduate School Applications Workshop:   Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, (Time to be determined).  Application and Interview Sratigies for Applying to Graduate School or REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Summer Research Programs.
  • Stellar Careers Workshop:  Late February 2018 (Exact date to be determined). Career Paths and Strategies for Astronomy Physics Undergraduate Majorrs.  Often held around the time of the L&S STEM Career Fair.
  • Senior Send-Off Pizza Celebration:  May 2018, date to be determined.

E-mail Anna Williams to connect and speak with graduate students about the graduate and REU experience.

Contact person for event information: Sheri Pittman

In addition to these workshops, be sure to take advantage of Department Opportunities To Expand Your Skills and Interests.

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