Prof. Yun-Shik Lee’s group has their most recent paper featured as an editor’s pick in Applied Physics Letters. Link to Paper Link to the Editors Picks
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SURE Science Scholarships
The Department of Physics is proud to announce that four undergraduate students are recipients of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Science (SURE Science) Scholarships. Jeremy Meinke will be working in Prof. Weihong Qiu’s Lab to determine how OsKCH2 –a nanometer-sized biological motor protein– moves on the filamentous microtubule track using high precision single-molecule microscopy. Mirek Brandt and Ikaika Mckeague-McFadden will be working in Prof. Matt Graham’s Lab on the novel electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional and organic materials. Katelyn Chase will be working in Prof. Bo Sun’s lab to develop microfludics endothelium-on-chips devices for studying the collective endothelium shear stress sensing during embryo development. Many thanks to the College of Science and to the scholarship donors that made theses full-time summer-Science research scholarships possible.
Discovering the Scientist Within
On March 5th, the Department hosted 22 girls from Oregon middle schools who were taking part in the “Discovering the Scientist Within” Workshop (http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/dsw) .
The students came to the free half-day workshop to learn about the wide range of career options for women in science, technology, engineering and math. 100 girls chose from a range of activities (physics was one option) hosted across campus. Through hands-on activities, they find out what it’s like to work in different careers. Participants have a chance to interact with professional women who work in a variety of fields. And they have a chance to meet other girls who share their interests.
Many thanks to the OSU students, staff and faculty (Liz Gire) who shared their time and enthusiasm with the girls.
Ethan Minot and Oksana Ostroverkhova have been nominated for the Carter Graduate Teaching award
In additional news, Ethan Minot and Oksana Ostroverkhova have been nominated for the Carter Graduate Teaching award. That makes 4 our our faculty nominated for awards this year. The envelopes will be opened at the annual College Awards ceremony on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Horizons Room at the MU. Please consider going to support the Physics Team. RSVP@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717 Heidi
Chris Coffin and KC Walsh have been nominated for the Carter Teaching Award
Chris Coffin and KC Walsh have both been nominated for the Carter Teaching Award. The envelope will be opened at the annual College Awards ceremony on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Horizons Room at the MU. Please consider going to support the Physics Team.
RSVP@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717
KC Walsh’s teaching innovation recognized
Instructor KC Walsh has received two awards to support his innovative teaching.
He has been awarded an ESTEME@OSU Action Research
Fellowship and an L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award to support his research on the effectiveness of flipped classroom materials.
For details on the program please go to http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-action-research-fellowship
A new blog for Physics at Oregon State
This is a new blog for news from the Department of Physics at Oregon State University. Please also see
for information on the department.