Consider applying for Teaching Assistant or Lab Assistant position in the Physics and Astronomy Department. Applications are due Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm for Spring 2014 employment. The application form is available here.
Python rocks; though your first introduction may have been limited to animations of blocks or solving differential equations, but it can do much more. This seminar will be HANDS-ON: if you have a laptop, bring one; if you don't have a laptop, bring a usb memory drive; if you have neither, COME ANYWAY and we will work in one of the computer labs. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
run python on your computer in a way that does not interfere with python for CS classes or PHYS 200/201.
choose a project (not necessarily science!) to explore further with python
Before the seminar please go to http://moourl.com/yaypython and fill out the short survey (and follow any instructions you are given for installing python). Alternatively, scan this QR code to get to the survey:
Our mission is to provide excellent undergraduate instruction in physics
and astronomy. In lower division courses, faculty use lecture demonstrations,
cooperative learning methods, hands-on activities, and field trips to
develop a broad working knowledge of physics. In upper division courses,
in addition to the above methods, students learn through cooperative
projects, research with faculty, and hands-on instrumentation and computation
The MSUM Physics and Astronomy program is a student-centered program. We provide
students with educational opportunities in the classroom and outside it in
order to improve their preparation for a career using physics.
We have facilities including a nanotechnology and robotics lab, a student-built
NMR machine, and the Paul P. Feder observatory.
Our faculty have high quality research programs in
space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and
solar system astrophysics, and physics education. Our undergraduate students
participate in these research programs and gain experience to prepare them
for careers in physics and related fields.