To help you grow as a physicist, astronomer, or engineer, we have a colloquium series each semester.

The series gives you a chance to get away from the classroom setting, hear from people in the business, and see what’s been done elsewhere. We usually bring in several speakers each semester, including professors from other universities and scientists from business and government .

The colloquium is required, and you do get credit for it. Graduate students have to attend three series, undergraduates, one or two.

To make sure you've soaked it all in, we require that you give a presentation at the end of each semester about what you learned: an oral presentation in the fall and a poster presentation in the spring. These exercises will develop your presentation skills, which is essential in this discipline.

Spring 2022 Colloquium Series

All talks are presented in CP 144 at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • January 20: Chris Nelson, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • January 27: Dillon Waggoner, Ball State University Career Center
  • February 3: Michael McKinlay, Ball State University Physics and Astronomy Department
  •   Rescheduled for April 21, 2022
  • February 17: Garrison Turner, University of Louisville
  • February 24: Abygail Waggoner, University of Virginia
  • March 3: Andrew Joe, University of California, Berkeley
  • March 24: David Minton, Purdue University
  • March 31: Maurice Clark, Ball State University Physics and Astronomy Department
  • April 7:  Lauren E. Hayward, University of Waterloo (ZOOM)
  • April 21:  Michael McKinlay, Ball State University Physics and Astronomy Department