Workshops and Career Session

Undergraduate Physics Teaching Workshop

Faculty Discussion and Workshop on Undergraduate Physics Teaching led by Prof. Gordon Thomas, NJIT.

November 4, 2017, 4 – 6.30 pm
NJIT Campus, CKB G8

Registration fee is $20. This fee covers a light meal to be provided at the workshop, and other costs of the workshop. Please register here (TBD). You’ll find a link to “Undergraduate Physics Teaching Workshop…”

Who Should Attend?

Faculty and others teaching undergraduates are cordially invited to a pragmatic workshop and discussion on physics teaching challenges and strategies. Please join us to learn and share practical tips that anyone can apply to improve student learning and engagement.


You are encouraged to bring a specific activity (a problem set, lab, demo, worksheet, etc.) that you plan to include in your physics or astronomy class. This activity can be an idea or a work-in-progress; ideally, bring something that your students find surprisingly difficult or that you would like to make more engaging. Working in facilitated groups with faculty of similar teaching interests, you will have a chance to incorporate others’ experience and research-tested approaches to develop the activity. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for you to share your activity and hear from other participants. We invite you to communicate with the facilitators after you implement your activity to report on results.

Career Session

Short talks and a panel discussion on career options for physicists. Lunch will be provided.

Sat,  Nov 4th, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
(at the Poster Session)

Once the early registration deadline for the meeting has passed, registrants will receive a form in their email where in which they can register for the career session.

Who Should Attend?

While the event is aimed towards undergraduate and graduate students in Physics, anyone interested in career options outside academia is welcome to attend. There will be plenty of time for Q&A to get specific information.


There will be a general talk on the scope of employment for people with Physics degrees, options outside academia, skills. This will be followed by a short talk by two or three representatives (TBD) from the industry and national labs, followed by a Q&A session, which is the focus of the event. A pizza lunch will be provided and there will be additional time during lunch to meet with the panelists.