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Welcome Fall 2013 new graduate students!

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Public Outreach and Spring 2013 Harry E. Hammond Award winners.

PAGSA members receiving the 2013 Chancellor's Award for Public Outreach at the Mizzou Adventures in Education Event.

Mohammad Sherafati receiving the 2013 Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Award.

Ashkan Shafiee presenting his research as the keynote speaker at the 2013 GPC Legislative Awards Reception.

Recent News

Science Quest

Science Quest will be held this Wed/Thur (May 21/22) partially in our building and is being run by Dr. Ruzhitskaya (aka Lanika) and Dr. Godwin from our department. The full schedule can be found here.

Starting at Forum 8 (Theatre 1) the movie Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey will be shown to roughly 200 5th grade students from the Columbia area. Afterwards the students will be brought to the Physics Building where they will have lunch, take part in a Q&A panel discussion and then be entertained by science outreach activities.

If you want to help with the outreach activities please email Matt McCune (matt.mccune [at] missouri.edu) and let him know which day works better for you. The outreach portion of the activities will last from ~12:30-2:00 pm each day.

The outreach volunteers should arrive at noon on the 1st floor of the Physics Building for free pizza/soda. Everything will be set up; all you really need to do is show up and play with some physics toys with the kids.

If you just would like to see the movie you can on Wednesday and admission is free. Please arrive by 9:30 am.

Journal Club

PAGSA will be hosting Journal Club on Friday, May 9th, at noon in the Physics Library (Room 223A). Please come out and support your fellow graduate students and enjoy pizza for $1/slice. Faculty, postdocs and non-graduate students are welcome.

The presenter will be Zhiwei Ma.

Click here for the title and abstract.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Xiaojun Xu

Xiaojun XuPlease come out and support your fellow graduate student during his defense in the Physics Lounge (236) at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 6th.

Xiaojun Xu
Graduate Student
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri

Physics-based modeling for RNA folding

Advisor: Shi-Jie Chen

Physics and Astronomy Spring Picnic

It is our pleasure to invite you, your family, and friends to the Spring Physics and Astronomy Picnic! The semester is nearing an end so come out and join us for some fun in the park, BBQ, and drinks! We will be firing up the grill and cooking plenty of BBQ for everyone! Please bring a side dish to share and anything else you wish to play with at the park!

PLEASE take 30 seconds out to fill out this doodle poll.

TIME: 5 p.m. Thursday May 8th 2014
PLACE: Lamb Shelter, COSMO park
WHAT: Spring Picnic

BBQ will be ready by 6 p.m.!

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