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Announcements and Events

We invite you to get involved. Keep checking in with us about new engagements and exciting opportunities!

Don't forget to tap into other valuable resources.  You can connect with STEM scholarship information here!

University of Maryland, College Park is hosting a week long virtual Collaborative Seminar Series (CSS) event to inform about Graduate school in physics and astronomy as well as their winter workshop. The application deadline is November 16, 2020 and the virtual open house will be held on November 10, 2020; Winter workshop scheduled for January 4-10th, 2021. Please click here for more details and sign-up.   

The American Physical Society (APS) has an awesome research page about landing that career in Physics that you want.  Check it out here

NASA MUREP - NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project engages underrepresented populations through a wide variety of initiatives. To connect to their grant opportunities and other resources, please visit them online here.  Don't forget to also check out their information for minority internships too.

November 5-8th, 2020 - Annual National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Conference!  This is year it's virtual. Sign up and/or display your work. The theme for this year's conference is "Achieving the Vision: From First Principles to the Future."

For early registration, please sign up by Friday October1 16th  by contacting our staff at

Google is excited to announce that their Data Science (PhD) Summer 2021 internships will begin accepting applications from Monday, October 12 through October 30, 2020.

Do you want to make some real impact this summer? You're invited to join their Data Science community where you develop methods to measure the quality of products and understand our billions of users. Our teams work within our Software Engineering organization, including Life Sciences, Geo, Machine Learning, Technical Infrastructure, Search, Youtube and Advertising. Together we analyze huge sets of data and continually run live experiments in order to help drive critical decisions at Google. Globally, we support the development of innovative, highly scalable, next-generation technologies through deep research and advanced analysis.

We look forward to your application. Please apply through this link.

Tulane University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeks applications from motivated students interested in pursuing graduate degrees.

We are a diverse group of scholars committed to providing students with a high-quality classroom education and research opportunities. We aim to develop, apply and disseminate scientific knowledge about the Earth and other planetary systems, encourage life-long learning and an appreciation of our natural environment. 

Graduate opportunities exist for prospective M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in Fall 2021 admission. The application deadline is December 31, 2020.

Most Earth & Environmental Sciences graduate students are supported with stipends as teaching assistants or as research assistants through funded grants. Competitive fellowships with larger stipends are also available to top applicants for the Ph.D. program.

A list of projects that faculty seek graduate students to pursue, starting in Fall of 2021 include:

  • The Geophysics and Active Tectonics Research group is seeking two graduate students to work on projects in 1) machine learning and artificial intelligence related to offshore infrastructure and 2) the physical process of earthquakes induced by fluid injection into sedimentary basins and geothermal sites. Both projects have international exchange opportunities, and are collaborative with the Tulane Computer Sciences department. 
  • Dr. Colin Jackson is recruiting a graduate student (PhD preferred) to join his lab. The student will focus on studying the chemical reactions associated with forming cores within planets. The student will gain experience with diamond-anvil cell experimental methods and techniques for microanalysis of chemical at the micron scale.
  • Dr. Jennifer Whitten is recruiting a student for a project focused on constraining the climate record preserved in the northern ice cap on Mars. Analysis of internal layering within the ice cap (like what we see in Greenland and Antarctica on Earth) will be conducted using radar data, in combination with other remote data sets such as imagery and topography.

For more information please visit our department's website and websites of our faculty.  

Cornell University Physics - Fall 2020 Virtual Events for Prospective Grads:

  • Cornell University Virtual grad fair - Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Details and registration are here.
  • Cornell Graduate School STEM Preview Day - Saturday, November 7, 2020. 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Register here. 
  • Physics graduate application workshop - Saturday, November 14th & Saturday, December 4th, 2020. Time: TBD; Sign-up here

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