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Events on Friday, December 1st, 2017

Physics Department Colloquium
Breaking the Myth of the "Non-Traditional" Physicist: The Real Story About Employment for Physics Graduates
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Crystal Bailey , American Physical Society
Abstract: Physics degree holders are among the most employable in the world, often doing everything from managing a research lab at a multi-million dollar corporation, to developing solutions to global problems in their own small startups. Science and Technology employers know that with a physics training, a potential hire has acquired a broad problem-solving skill set that translates to almost any environment, as well as an ability to be self-guided and -motivated so that they can teach themselves whatever is needed to be successful at achieving their goals. Therefore it's no surprise that the majority of physics graduates find employment in private--sector, industrial settings. At the same time, only about 25% of graduating PhDs will take a permanent faculty position--yet academic careers are usually the only track to which students are exposed while earning their degrees.

In this talk, I will explore less-familiar (but more common!) career paths for physics graduates, and will provide information on resources to boost your career planning and job hunting skills.
Host: Alex Levchenko
Presentation: Bio Pic 3.jpg
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Family Science Night at Space Place
IceCube at Family Science Night at Space Place
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Space Place- 2300 S Park St
Speaker: IceCube researchers
Abstract: IceCube will have a station during Space Place's family science night. We will have hands-on activities such as ice drilling and a cosmic messenger bean bag toss!
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IceCube at Space Place Science Night
IceCube at Space Place Science Night
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Space Place- 2300 S Park St
Speaker: IceCube scientists and researchers
Abstract: IceCube will be at Space Place's Family Science Night on Friday December 1st from 6:00-8:00pm. This science night will have a lot of interactive stations including IceCube's hands-on activites such as a Cosmic Messenger bean bag toss! We will be there to teach children and adults about the strangest and biggest telescope in the world!

For more info about the Science Night go to: <a href="http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/">http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/</a>
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