Physics Undergraduate Summer Research 2022

The Research Program has weekly Faculty Research Presentations and/or Professional Development Workshops. These events will be held in person and are scheduled to take place Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in Physics and Astrophysics Building, Room 102/103. During weeks where there is a Faculty Research Presentation, it will start at 9:00 AM. If there is no Faculty Research Presentation, the Professional Development Workshop will begin at 9:00 AM. All programs, unless otherwise noted, will conclude by 10:20am.  All Research participants are required to attend and participate in these presentations and workshops.


  • Orientation will be on Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 - 10:20am in Physics and Astrophysics  Building, room 102/103.
  • We will hold mid-summer check-in meetings during week 5. Sign up and Mid Quarter Reflections survey links to be added later in the summer. 
  • Students will give a brief (~10 minute) presentation about their research at the end of the program (rather than presenting a poster at an in-person event). Presentations will be held on Thursday or Friday of week 10 of the program.

SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2022 - Details such as titles of talks will be added, but event timing is fixed.

All events will be held in person in the Physics and Astrophysics Building, room 102/103 and will begin at 9:00am Tuesday morning unless noted.

Professional Development Workshops and Faculty Research Presentations


Faculty Talk

Workshop or Title of Faculty Talk 


Intro summer research


Goals Worksheet


Jason Hogan

Atom interferometry for fundamental physics


Risa Wechsler

The history and physics of the last 13.8 billion years



Physics Career Paths



Mid-quarter Check ins/ Ruby Lai Mental Health


Brian Lantz




Physics Subfields


Vedika Khemani




How to give a talk


Mark Cappelli

Plasma Physics

08/27 Pat Burchat

Special (optional) session: Thinking about Advanced Degrees

Slides and related document of resources for students considering applying to graduate programs in physics-related fields resources. 

8/25/2022 (THU)

Final presentations!

Mini talks will be from 9:30am – 11:30am in Building, 380-380D, 380-380F, 380-380W, 380-380X.