Graduate Studies Offer Response Form

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Physics Fair Educator signup

Thank you for being an educator at the 12th annual Physics Fair (11 am-4 pm 2/16)!

The fair will be a fun event featuring hands-on physics activities,
lab tours and demonstrations targeted at the public of all ages.

You responsibility as a Physics Fair educator is simple:
make sure our visitors have a great time and learn about physics!

This name will be used on title signs and handouts, so try to think of something that will make people want to visit your station!
Please provide a short description of your station. What will visitors do there?
Does your presentation require extra space, a dark room, electrical or water access or something else? Please let us know of any special requests you have.

Wonders of Physics / Physics Fair Volunteer Registration

Click on the boxes when you WILL participate, not when you are AVAILABLE to participate. This is NOT a Doodle poll.

Make a difference!
Inspire the next generation of scientists!
Show the community what AMAZING things are happening
at the UW-Madison Physics Department!

Volunteer your time, energy, knowledge and creativity at
The Wonders of Physics Shows and the Physics Fair!


Setting up / taking down tables, chairs, posters, banners, etc.
Take tickets, sell T-shirts, pass out programs, usher people to their seats, collect donations, etc.
Give demonstrations, lead tours, answer questions, etc.
Are you available to print and display banners, flyers and programs? Can you help build exhibits? Update websites? Bring food? Something else?

Paul DeLuca

Professor DeLuca recieved a B.S. in Physics from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Later he recieved a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at the University of Notre Dame. Currently he is an Emeritus Professor at UW-Madison with affiliations to the Medical Physics, Radiology, Human Oncology, Biomedical Engineering, and Engineering Physics departments.

Emeritus Faculty Lunch

UW Physics Department emeritus faculty are invited to lunch at Steenbock's on Orchard in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Friday, April 26, 2019
Time:  noon
Steenbock's on Orchard
330 N Orchard St,
Madison, Wisconsin 53705


Alumni and Emeriti Dinner RSVP

UW Physics Department alumni and emeriti are invited to dinner at the University Club.

Friday, November 30, 2018
Time:  6:30 PM
University Club
803 State St
Madison, Wisconsin 53703


Committee Assignments

Associate Chairs
Committees Reporting to Associate Chair
Review service, undergraduate and graduate course descriptions, update them as needed, and review the course offerings by semester to ensure the offerings meet the requirements.
Oversight of service courses, including laboratories and teaching assistants. Review TA performance report and recommend TAs for annual department and university awards. Includes oversight of course coordination and REACH effort.
Oversight of physics major courses, including laboratories. Develop strategies to make UG physics program more attractive, and recruit physics, AMEP and AP majors. Nominate students for annual department and university awards.
Oversight of MS in Physics with Quantum Computing speciality. Conduct admissions, advise MSQC students, monitor and improve MSQC program.
Committees Reporting to Associate Chair for Alumni Relations & Board of Visitors
Participate in engaging the alumni and work with the board of visitors.
Committees Reporting to Chair
Advise the department regarding graduate education and research related matters.
Committee to review applications to the graduate program and make recommendations on acceptances. The number of offers must be decided in consultation with the chair and associate chair. Committee duties extend additionally to proactive involvement in the recruitment process.
Committee responsible for conducting qualifying exam that includes assembling problems, grading, making recommendations on passing grade, and overall grades distribution, placement.
Serving on prelim committees of students and develop a concrete plan to “keep track” of students after the exam, providing additional monitoring of student’s progress towards PhD.
Promotes equitable climate and higher diversity in the department by reviewing and formulating policies and recommend action on any issues arising.
Reviews faculty annually to nominate them for intra and extra mural awards/fellowships and salary raises. - special assignment for this year is to ensure compliance of our department procedures with the "Revised Post-Tenure Policy" recently approved by the UW-System Board of Regents.
Reviews non-faculty staff annually to nominate them for intra and extra mural awards/fellowships and salary raises.
Organize outreach efforts, museum support and any departmental special events.
Review student award selection process and select students for annual intra and extra mural awards.
Work with new faculty search committees to recommend worthy candidates to the department, organize faculty promotions material and mentoring committees.
Review and update the department strategic plan.
Select speakers and organize weekly colloquia.
Review department finances and spending policies and priorities.
Monitor office and research space allocations. Evaluate remodeling requests. Recommend actions and policies related to the library, computing systems, electronics and mechanical shops development and usage.
Autonomous Committees
An "elected" council of faculty, which meets fortnightly to advice the chair on departmental affairs. (The proposed new members of this committee are put up for election at the first department meeting, and serve two year terms.)
An autonomous faculty committee to nominate next year's chair.
Represent the Physics Department in the Faculty Senate.


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