Past Meetings

March 13th 2018 TIMESTEP Meeting @ the Guerrero Center with Dra Nicole Cabrera Salazer


Fall 2022 Meeting Recordings can be found here

Earlier Past Meeting Recordings can be found here.


Fall 2022


Mon. Nov 14th and  Fri. Nov 18th 5PM  

Computational Tools for Research- Linux Workshop: COMPASS Program

Registration Link Here

Join Dr. Vasileios Paschalidis for a two-part introduction to coding skills needed for research. This workshop will be focused on connecting to the Linux operating system using bash shell and will cover key skills including navigation, directory and subdirectory management, system shortcuts, and text editors. Experience with Linux is highly valuable when applying for research or internship positions!

THURS**. Nov 17th 2PM   Loc: Steward N305

Careers in Education: Chat with Dr Tom Rice, AAS Education and Mentoring Specialist

Dr. Tom Rice is the new Education and Mentoring Specialist at the American Astronomical Society. He'll be working broadly on things that can make astronomy education more effective and inclusive. He’s excited to talk to students about career paths in education.


Wed. Nov 16th 5PM  Loc: Steward N305

Undergraduate Research Application Workshop

  Slides for the meeting

Make a plan to obtain a position doing research that you find compelling! Faculty and graduate students will assist you in narrowing down areas of research that interest you, identifying opportunities available, and planning your application- materials needed, requesting reference letters, and making deadlines. Get a head start on writing your research statement and get personalized advice on which research opportunities might be a good fit for you. Use this document  on TIMESTEP’s website to find specific programs to apply to (Compiled List of Research Opportunities With Deadlines (2022) under the “Research and Internship Opportunities” tab).


Wed. Nov 9th 5PM   Loc: PAS 218

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview and Student Panel

Student Panel Bios Here

Hear from your peers about when to get involved in research, how to find a project and approach professors, how to apply for national/international fellowships and how to find a paid research position. This discussion will include research at UArizona, summer REUs, and research internships.


Wed. Oct 19th 5PM  Loc: Steward N305 

AND

Wed. Oct 26th 5 PM Loc: PAS 218

Graduate Application Workshops

Get your materials- personal/research statements- for grad school edited and reviewed by faculty, and get personalized advice on which schools might be a good fit for you. Students must sign up for workshops in advance.


Wed. Oct 12th 5PM   Loc: PAS 218

Overview of Graduate School Application Process

Get specific guidance from faculty involved in the grad review process at UArizona about what’s involved in applying for graduate school and how to set yourself up to be competitive.  Get access to templates to help write your application materials.

PDF of slides is HERE

Wed. Oct 5th 5PM  

Graduate Student Panel

Hear from a panel of UA graduate students in physics and astronomy about the realities of graduate school and why they chose to pursue a PhD. This can help you decide if graduate school is right for you and if so, how to increase your chance of acceptance to the school of your choice.

Graduate Student speaker bios are HERE


TUES. Sep 27th 5PM  

Loc: Steward N210

Allyship and Advocacy. Guest: Dr. Sherard Robbins (Visceral Change)

This will be an in-depth dialogue around allyship and advocacy as it manifests in our everyday lives, personally, professionally, and academically. You’ll gain a better understanding of how to best serve others as advocates and allies. A Professor in Vanderbilt University's Leadership and Learning in Organizations, Dr. Robbins' scholarship and research is in Educational Leadership and Policy, with a focus on Organizational Design and Behavior. 


Wed. Sep 21st 5PM  

Loc: Steward N305

How to find and optimize research opportunities for grad school applications. Guest: Dr Tim Eifler                    

Learn from an expert! Dr. Tim Eifler will coach you on how to find a research mentor and what research opportunities to pursue to best prepare for graduate school. You’ll get grad admission insider tips on how research experiences are evaluated, the different types of research opportunities available and how to find them, what’s involved in joining a research group, structuring your research, and obtaining a final, visible product that can be shared with others. Dr. Eifler will share examples and answer any questions you have on this topic.

Link to Presentation materials

Wed. Sep 14th 5PM  

Loc: PAS 218

Navigating the First 2 Years of the Astro/Physics Major

Come learn from astronomy and physics majors about how they got through the first two years of their program – tips for classes, homework, forming study groups and how to navigate the program as an international student.

Wed. Sep 7th 5PM  

Loc: Steward N210

Student Support Services for Astronomy and Physics Majors

Join us for a beginning of the year mixer (with food!) and opportunity to learn about programs, centers, and student groups that offer support for astronomy and physics majors and minors. From tutoring to student clubs, and career development to social events, get to know some of the many offerings available to support your personal and academic success as a UArizona student.

Presentation Slides Here

Wed. Aug 31st 5-7:30PM  

Loc: ENR2 S210 & S215

TIMESTEP Summer Tech Internship Symposium

Hear from this year's TIMESTEP interns as they share their experiences working in industry with local employers. This is a valuable opportunity to learn what entry-level positions you are qualified for with an undergraduate degree in astronomy, physics, and/or math, and to make connections with faculty, employers, and other students in your field of study. Find more details for this event HERE.



Spring 2022


Wed. April 27th 5PM  

Advice from Graduating Seniors

Hear from seniors graduating with degrees in Physics and Astronomy about their advice for navigating these majors. 

Speakers:  Kayli Glidic, Sai Krishnanth, Alexia Kubas, Akash Satpathy


Wed. April 20th 5PM  

Grad Student + Undergrad Student Mixer in the Courtyard    
AND
Discussion about the Colloquium on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts Report

 Join us for a follow up conversation with Colloquium speaker, Dr. Gurtina Besla, about the Colloquium from April 14th on “Appendix N: Report of the Panel on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts. This discussion is geared towards undergraduates.

Thurs. April 14th 3:30PM  

Gurtina Besla:   Colloquium on Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Appendix N: Report of the Panel on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts


Wed. April 13th 5PM  

Computational Preparation for Research with Dr Tim Eifler

 This kick-off session for the HPC/ML/AI based research projects will introduce participants to opportunities for undergraduate research that mentored by Dr. Eifler and others in the Arizona Cosmology Lab, including postdocs and senior PhD students.

Wed. April 6th and 8th 5PM  

Introduction to Computational Tools with Dr. Vasilis Paschalidis

 This meeting will be focused on connecting to the Linux operating system using bash shell and will cover key skills including navigation, directory and subdirectory management, system shortcuts, and text editors. (Linux/Unix 101 – Physics 105 or CSC equivalent is all you need!)


Friday April 1st 

Meeting with Dr. Nia Imara

You’re invited to a TIMESTEP-organized mentoring conversation with Dr. Nia Imara, Assistant

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. This meeting is by invitation only in

order to keep the group small to promote discussion and focus on the experiences of Black students

navigating education and career choices in STEM fields. Dr. Imara will be the speaker at this week’s

Steward Observatory/ NSF NOIR Lab Joint Colloquium


Wed. March 30th 5PM  

Neurodiversity in STEM

This meeting will feature Prof. Sarah Tuttle, Co-chair of the AAS Working Group on Accessibility and Disability, along with UA Senior Sally Lyke. We’ll explore the experience neurodiverse individuals in STEM and what is being done to advocate for inclusion and diversity in astronomy.


Midnight MARCH 20th:  TIMESTEP SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE


Wed March 16th 5PM
Loc: Steward Observatory Courtyard

TIMESTEP Party! 

Come join us to meet in person and eat TAMALES  in the Steward Courtyard. 

We’ll be there to mingle and answer questions about the TIMESTEP INTERNSHIP application. 


Wed. March 2nd 5PM  

Resume Building Workshop

Hear from industry leaders about how to write a resumé and learn how to apply for jobs/internships. Bring your resumé to the workshop for editing!

Editors: Pete Corrigan (UA Handshake), Chris Fry (Rincon Research), 

Ewan Douglas, Chi-Kwan Chan, Gurtina Besla

Wed. Feb 23rd 5PM  

Internships and Careers in Industry: Panel Discussion

Not sure if you want to pursue graduate school or a career in industry? Come hear from UA Alumni and industry leaders about careers with a degree in Physics or Astronomy!

Speakers: Cassie Bodin (MOOG, UA Class of 2020), Carl Cox (Madden Media), Meredith Danowski (Ball), Brie Finegold (Rincon), Chris Fry (Rincon), Hao Xin (Lunewave)

Wed. Feb 16th 5PM  

Gap Year Planning

Come hear from UA Astronomy & Physics Alumni who took a gap year between their undergraduate studies and their next careers (in industry/academia).

Guest Speakers: Marina Dunn (Class of 2018), Kaylah McGowan (Class of 2021), Jose Perez (Class of 2020), Alex Stoken (Class of 2019)


Wed. Feb 2nd 5PM  

Identity & Belonging in Physics & Astronomy

This meeting will feature Arlene Modeste Knowles, TEAM-UP Diversity Task Force Project Manager at the American Institute of Physics.

(TEAM-UP Report)

Wed. Jan 26th 5PM 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Workshop #2

Bring a draft of your personal statement and CV to have your materials reviewed by faculty and staff 

Wed. Jan 19th 5PM 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview Part 2, & Workshop #1

Follow up from our December meeting about obtaining a research experience as an undergraduate or postbac (for seniors!). Come ask questions from a faculty member about obtaining a research position/postbac,



Fall 2021


Wed. Dec 1st 5PM 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview

Hear from your peers about when to get involved in research, how to find a project and approach professors, how to apply for national/international fellowships and how to find a paid research position.   

Wed. Nov 3rd & 17th 5PM 

Graduate School Application  Workshops # 1& 2

Materials for your personal/research statements                                                                                                                                                                                                           for grad school are edited and reviewed by faculty directly on a Google Doc.   

WEEK OF OCT 24th 

SIGN UP for Graduate School Application Workshops


Wed. Oct 20th 5PM 

Graduate School Application  Overview

 Hear from faculty about what’s involved in applying for graduate school and how to set yourself up to be competitive.  Get access to templates to help write your application materials.

Wed. Oct 6th 5PM  with G. Besla & Maggie Smith

Graduate Student Panel

Hear from a panel of UA graduate students in physics and astronomy about the realities of graduate school and why they chose to pursue a PhD  

Wed. Sep. 29th 5PM  with T. Eifler

Computational Tools for Research: Workshop #2

Join us to learn about more advanced coding skills that can support research. Specifically, machine learning 


Wed. Sep 22nd &  Fri. Sep 24th 5PM  with V. Paschalidis

Computational Tools for Research: Workshop #1 Parts 1 & 2 

Join us to learn about coding skills needed for research - Low expertise level (CSC 110, Phys 105)


Wed. Sep 15th 5PM  with G. Besla

Overcoming the “Imposter Syndrome"

Have you ever felt like you have succeeded just because you “got lucky”? Or that you’re not really good enough to be in your degree and someone will figure it out? This is called “imposter syndrome” – join us to learn to both recognize and overcome these feelings.


Wed. Sep 8th 5PM  with G. Besla & Elaheh Hayati

Navigating the first 2 years of the Astronomy & Physics Majors

Come learn from juniors/srs about how they got through the first two years of their program – what are their tips for classes, homework, forming study groups and how to navigate the program as an international student 

Panelists: Oddisey Knox, Mika Lambert, Binh Nguyen, Akash Satpathy, Cyrus Worley

MEETING SUMMARY:

ADHD Resources 

Recording of Meeting is here


Thurs. Aug 26th 5PM 

TIMESTEP Intern Presentations: Part 2 

Learn from UA Engineering, Comp Sci, and Math majors  ajors about internships you can pursue in the tech, data and instrumentation sectors of industry. 


[ Isabella Bryant, Naomi Nguyen, Nick Marquis, Tam Duong, Vincent Giacoppo ]    

Wed. Aug 25th 5PM 

TIMESTEP Intern Presentations: Part I 

Learn from UA Astronomy and Physics majors about internships you can pursue in the tech, data and instrumentation sectors of industry. 

[ Joseph Brownstone, Elizabeth Champagne, Sai Krishnanth, Jay Motka, Bianca Payan, Hill Tailor] 


Spring 2021


Wed. Apr. 28th 5PM Dr. Eduardo Rozo & Bianca Payan

Advice from Graduating Seniors

Hear from seniors graduating with degrees in Physics and Astronomy about their advice on navigating these majors.

Audio Recording of Meeting

**Fri.** Apr 26th 5 PM Dr. Vasilis Paschalidis

Computational Workshop #1:  PART TWO

Join us this Friday for a continuation of the TIMESTEP Computational Workshop series


Wed. Apr. 14th 5PM Dr. Tim Eifler

Computational Workshop #2: Machine Learning (intermediate level)

Join us to learn more advanced coding skills needed for research in astronomy and physics. This meeting is designed for students with intermediate level coding experience (Phys 305)


Wed. Apr. 7th 5PM  Dr. Vasilis Paschalidis

Computational Workshop #1: Unix 101 (intro level)

Join us to learn basic coding skills needed for research in astronomy and physics. This meeting is designed for an introductory level.


Wed. Mar. 24th 5PM Dr. Ewan Douglas/Gurtina Besla

Resume Building & Interview Preparation for Careers in Industry

Get ready for the job market by having your resumes edited by industry experts and hearing from Physics & Astronomy alums about their job hunts after graduation. The first half of the meeting will be general discussion, the second half will be resume editing. 

Speakers: 

UA Alums: Cassie Bodin, YuanJea Hew,  & Colin Hauch

Mike Garcia (Rincon Research)

Wed. Mar. 10th 5PM Dr. Gurtina Besla

Entrepreneurship - The Career Path Nobody Told Me About

Meeting Recording Here

If you have questions about startups/entrepreneurship email Dr. Besla and she'll get you in touch with the speakers. 

We’re advised from a young age that we should go to college, graduate, and then launch a career with a corporation, institution or a university. But did you know that there is a whole other world where your passion, curiosity and perseverance can be applied to something you can call your own? Come join us for an informal conversation on Entrepreneurship, the process of creating a new business, and learn how I stumbled into this world. I’ll share my personal experience describing when I jumped to the exciting and rewarding, but risky, world of startups and what I wish I knew when I was in your shoes.

Guest Speaker: Pedro Medrano 

Info: How to Launch A StartUp While You’re Still in College

Shaker Albrahim (UA Alum, Applied Physics)

More resources:  StartupTucson  TechLaunch Arizona


Wed. Feb 24th 5PM Dr. Ewan Douglas

Internships & Careers in Industry

Come hear from UA Alums and industry leaders about career options in industry for STEM majors. 

Speakers Cassie Bodin (UA Alum), Colin Hauch (UA Alum)

Brie Finegold, Chris Fry (Rincon Research) Meredth Danowski (Ball)

Recording of meeting

Wed. Feb 10th 5PM  Dr. Eduardo Rozo

Gap Year Planning

Come hear from UA Alums about how they managed a gap year after they graduated. This includes internship opportunities at NASA!

Guest Speakers UA Alums: Alex Stoken, Ryan Carlson, Drew Weldon.    Recording of meeting

Fri. Jan 29th 11AM 

Systemic Racism in Science Communication

Talk by Dr. Dione Rossiter

Hosted by the Diversity Journal Club. Information here


Wed. Jan 27th 5PM Dr. Nathan Smith

Research Application Workshop #2

Faculty will help edit your application materials for research positions including REUs, Bridge Programs, Internships etc. 

RSVP Required: nathans@as.arizona.edu

Spreadsheet of research opportunities with deadlines compiled by Dr Carlos Vargas 

CV LaTeX template

Google Drive Folder with: Recording of meeting, Danielle’s presentation and template files for applications/spreadsheets

More opportunities are listed here

First link has a list of local opportunities in Physics and Astronomy at UA.

Wed. Jan 20th 5PM Dr. Nathan Smith

Research Application Workshop #1

Faculty will help edit your application materials for research positions including REUs, Bridge Programs, Internships etc. 


Fri. Jan 15th 1 PM 

Meeting Dr. Kate Daniel

Meet Dr. Kate Daniel, Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Bryn Mawr College (BMC). Dr. Daniel’s research focuses on stellar dynamics and understanding how spiral galaxies, like our own Milky Way, evolve through internal, gravitational processes. Professor Daniel identifies as a mixed-race, queer woman of Chickasaw and Comanche heritage.  Her perspective from the margins has been an incredible resource for her and informs her scientific approach, teaching methods, and mode of engagement with community. 


Wed. Jan 13th 5PM Dr Gurtina Besla

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview

Learn how to apply for research positions - most deadlines are late Jan/Early Feb

Guest Speaker: Danielle Dickinson


Fall 2020


Wed. Dec 9th 5PM. Dr Carlos Vargas

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview

Learn when to get involved in research, how to find a project and approach professors, how to apply for national/international fellowships and how to find a paid research position.   

Spreadsheet of opportunities compiled by Dr Carlos Vargas! 

Wed. Nov 19th 5PM Gurtina Besla

Meeting Dr. Kirk Barrow

Meet with colloquium speaker Dr. Kirk Barrow.   Includes open invitation to AASA students.

Wed. Nov 16th 5PM Gurtina Besla

Meeting Dr. Anthony Pullen

Meet with colloquium speaker Dr. Anthony Pullen.  Includes open invitation to AASA students.

Wed. Dec 2nd 5PM Gurtina Besla

Science Communication  Workshop

Learn about Science Communication in this interactive workshop led by Dr. Dione Rossiter.

Wed. Dec 2nd 5PM Gurtina Besla

Science Communication  Workshop

Learn about Science Communication in this interactive workshop led by Dr. Dione Rossiter.

Wed. Nov 11th & 18th 5PM Vasileios Paschalidis

Graduate School Application Workshops

Materials of your personal/research statements for grad school edited and reviewed by faculty directly on a Google Doc.

Students must sign up for workshops by email: Vasileios Paschalidis (vpaschal@arizona.edu)

Week of Oct 26th

Signing up and Preparing for Graduate Application Workshops

Students must sign up for workshops by email: Vasileios Paschalidis (vpaschal@arizona.edu)

Wed. Oct 21st 5PM Eduardo Rozo

Overview of Graduate Application process

 Hear from faculty and graduate students about what’s involved in applying for graduate school and how to set yourself up to be competitive.  

Speakers: Prof. Dan Marrone (Astronomy) Prof. Brian LeRoy (Physics) Katie Chamberlain (Grad Student) Hayden Foote (Grad Student)

RESOURCES

Wed. Oct 7th 5PM. Eduardo Rozo

Graduate Student Panel

Hear from a panel of UA alumni  who graduate in physics and astronomy about the realities of graduate school and why they chose to pursue a PhD.

Speakers: Sasha Safonova,  Quadry Chance,  Jenny Calahan, Dr. Tom McClintock

MEETING NOTES

Wed. Sept 23rd & 30th 5PM Tim Eifler

Scientific Coding - Resources and examples Seminar 1 & 2

Computing and coding skills have become an important aspect of any career in science and industry, yet frequently people shy away from this topic because coders are sometimes seen as an elite group that is impossible to join. These seminars aim at reducing this barrier; we will go over some useful resources to get started with editors, repositories, programming, and showcase what computing and coding actually is: it’s for everyone.

Install Anaconda link

You can launch Jupyter Notebooks and Jupyter Lab from the Anaconda interface

Workshop 1 Meeting Slides

Workshop 2:  Link to Github Repo for Machine Learning Tutorial with Jupyter Lab


Wed. Sept 9th 5PM Gurtina Besla & Dr. Dione Rossiter

Attending virtual academic conferences

Specific emphasis SACNAS/NSBP/AISES & AAS/CUWiP •poster submissions. Learn how to make the most of these meetings

MEETING NOTES

Wed. Aug 26th 5PM. Ewan Douglas

TIMESTEP Intern Presentations (Jobs in Industry)

Learn about internships you can pursue in the tech and instrumentation sectors of industry.



Spring 2020


Wed. April 15th OVER ZOOM! 

Computational Tools for Research : Workshop

Join us for a crash course in coding skills needed for scientific research. Workshop will be run by Dr. Tim Eifler

Slides from the meeting are here

Wed. April 1st OVER ZOOM ! 

Preparing for your Summer Research Experience   Meeting Slides:   1) Working Remotely 2) Reading Papers

Hear from fellow students about how they got the most out of their research experiences and learn best practices for working remotely.     Guest Speakers:  Jimena Stephenson &  Jose Perez Chavez

Monday April 6th

 TIMESTEP Summer Internship Applications are Due!!!           

CANCELLED  Wed. March 18th  **4-6** PM

Careers in Science Communication Workshop

Come learn about careers in Science Communication in this interactive workshop led by Dr. Dione Rossiter

Wed. March 4th PAS 218

Resume Building & Interview Preparation

Bring working drafts of your resume to be edited by staff (Gurtina, David Smith) and experts from Rincon Research (Brie Finegold, Chris Fry, Mike Garcia). Learn how to set yourself up to apply for jobs in the private sector.

Wed. February 19th  Steward Observatory N305

Internships & Industry Panel

Hear from a panel of industry leaders about expectations for interviews and applications for jobs in Space and Technology Sectors (WorldView, IR Labs, Rincon Research, Madden Media). Also details will be provided about the 2020 TIMESTEP Internship Program.

Wed. February 5th Steward Observatory N305

Gap Year Planning

Hear from UA alums about their experiences taking a gap year after graduating (Post-Baccalaureate programs and entering industry). Guest Speakers include: 

Marina Dunn (Class of 2018),  Tyler Baines (Class of 2018) & Junellie Gonzalez-Quiles

Wed. January 29th   PAS 218

Research Opportunities Workshop #2

Bring a draft of your personal statement to apply for research or internship opportunities (REU, post-bac, bridge programs), as

well as a CV draft. Faculty and staff will be available to help you polish them for submission.

Wed. January 15th    PAS 218

Research Opportunities Workshop #1

Bring a draft of your personal statement to apply for research or internship opportunities (REU, post-bac, bridge programs), as

well as a CV draft. Faculty and staff will be available to help you polish them for submission.



Fall 2019


Wed. December 4th Steward Observatory N305

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview

Learn when to get involved in research, how to find a project and approach professors, how to apply for national/international fellowships and how to find a paid research position.

Wed. November 20th  Physics Department PAS 218

Graduate School Application Workshop #2

Bring an updated draft of your personal/research statements for grad school to be reviewed by faculty. RSVP required - please email timestepUA@gmail.com

Wed. November 6th  Steward Observatory N305

Graduate School Application Workshop #1

Bring a draft of your personal/research statements for grad school to be reviewed by faculty. RSVP required - please email timestepUA@gmail.com

Wed. October 23rd    Steward Observatory, N305

Applying for Graduate School: An Overview

Hear from faculty about what’s involved in applying for graduate school and how to set yourself up to be competitive.  Get access to templates to help write your application materials.

**Fri. October 18th    12 PM  Tamale Lunch! Steward Observatory N305

Meet Dr. Jorge Moreno

Join Dr. Moreno, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, for a discussion about career paths and life as a Latinx scientist.

Wed. October 9th  Physics Department PAS 218

What it's like to be a Graduate Student

Hear from a panel of UA graduate students in physics and astronomy about the realities of graduate school and why they chose to pursue a PhD.

Wed. August 28th  Steward Observatory N305

Jobs in Industry for Astronomy and Physics Majors

Presentations by Astronomy and Physics majors about their experiences in the TIMESTEP Intership program at: Rincon Research, IR Labs, Spectral Instruments, Free Fall Aerospace, NOAOA Data Lab, UA Solar Labs.



Spring 2019


Wed. April 24th  Steward Observatory N305

Reading Journal Papers

Prepare for your summer research positions by learning how to read academic journal papers. Meeting led by  UA Postdoc Dr. Carlos Vargas. Handout here

Wed. April 10th  PAS 218

Growth Mindset & Handling Anxiety

Difficult classes got you down? Learn how to adopt a growth mindset to approach challenging problems in your academic and career, and strategies to bounce back from setbacks and handle anxiety.


Wed. March 27th  PAS 218

Gap Year Planning

Guest Visitor: Nicole Zawadzki, (Class of ’18, now at Adler Planetarium) and Quadry Chance (Class of '18, now at Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program). Come learn about masters programs, Bridge Programs and internships to help you plan your time after graduation and before your next step (be it graduate school or another exciting career path).

Wed. March 13th PAS 218

Resumes and Job Applications

Is your resume terrible? Don’t know where to start? Find out how to start building your resume, how to talk about your technical experience, and apply for jobs/internship. This is mandatory for anyone planning to apply for the TIMESTEP Internship

Wed. Feb 27th Steward Observatory N305

Internships and Careers in Industry

Not sure what careers are open to you with a degree in Physics and Astronomy? 

Hear from local Tucson tech companies to learn about summer internship opportunities and how to pursue a career in the tech sector. Funding available for juniors! 

Mon. Feb 18th 10 AM  Steward Observatory N305

Meeting Dr. Jenny Greene, Aaronson Prize Winner 

Come meet with Dr. Jenny Greene, Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, this year’s Aaronson Prize Winner. Dr. Greene will be giving a public talk at Steward on Feb 18th at 7:30 PM in N210

Wed. Feb 13th   Steward Observatory N305

Microaggressions and Bystander Training

Learn about microaggressions and positive strategies for dealing with difficult situations in your classes and internships.

Guest Speaker: Sherard Robbins Visceral Change

Thurs. Jan 30th 11 AM  Steward Observatory N305

Meeting with Dra. Gloria Delgado Inglada

Dra Delgado Inglada is a researcher in the Instituto de Astronomía at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. Originally from Madrid, Spain, she studied Physics at the University Complutense of Madrid and then moved to the University of La Laguna (Tenerife) for the specialty in Astrophysics. 

Wed. Jan 30th PAS 218

Research Personal Statement Review #2

Bring a draft of your personal statement to apply for research or internship opportunities. Faculty and staff will be available to help. MUST RSVP to gbesla@email.arizona.edu

Wed. Jan 23rd Steward Observatory N305

Research Personal Statement Review #1

Bring a draft of your personal statement to apply for research or internship opportunities. Faculty and staff will be available to help. 

Wed. Jan. 16th   Steward Observatory N305

Research Opportunities Overview 

Learn when to get involved in research, how to find a project, how to find a paid research position.



Fall 2018


Wed. Dec. 5th 

End of Semester Social

Join us for food, games, and fun to unwind from the semester and take a break before finals!

Wed. Dec. 5th   Steward N305 

Graduate School Application Writing Workshop #2

Bring a draft of your personal statements for grad school to be reviewed by faculty.


Tues. Dec. 4th 12 PM Guerrero Center, Chavez Building  rm 211

Lunch with Dr. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

Come meet Dr. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, professor and chair of the Astronomy Department at UC Santa Cruz


Wed. Nov. 28th Steward Observatory N305

Presenting Posters/Talks at Conferences

Learn more about conferences for the American Physics Society and the American Astronomical Society and how to present your research and create posters.

Wed. Nov. 7th  Steward N305

Graduate School Application Writing Workshop #1 

Bring a draft of your personal statements for grad school to be reviewed by faculty. Hear tips about applying from current graduate students.

Wed. Oct 24th   Steward Observatory N305

Applying for Graduate School

 Hear from faculty about what’s involved in applying for graduate school and how to set yourself up to be competitive.

Wed. Oct 10th    PAS 218

What it’s like to be a Graduate Student

Hear from a panel of graduate students in physics, astronomy, math about graduate school.

Wed. Sep 26th Steward Observatory N305

Out in STEM

Learn about the oSTEM UA chapter and resources at the LGBTQ+ center.

Wed. Sep 12th   PAS 218

Navigating the First Two Years

Hear from current juniors/seniors about the ways to be successful at UA.  Designed for freshman/ sophomores/transfer but open to all students.

Sep 12th 2018 TIMESTEP Meeting about "Navigating the astronomy and physics majors programs", led by TIMESTEP Leaders:  Massimo Pascale, Emily Walla, Mackenzie James & Chirag Rathi


**Fri. Sep 7th  4 PM**  Steward Observatory N305

Astronomy Club & TIMESTEP Tech Interns

Come join Astronomy Club and hear from STEM undergraduates about their summer internships with Tucson-based tech companies.

Wed. Aug 29th   Steward Observatory N305

Getting Involved in Astronomy/Physics

Hear from current students and other reps about clubs, outreach, research,  tutoring and student resources to prepare for your fall semester.



Spring 2018


Wed. May 2nd Steward Observatory Courtyard

End of Semester Mixer

 Wed. April 18th  Steward N305

Do I Have to?: Navigating your Introversion in Higher Education.  Guest Speaker: Sherard Robbins

Wed. April 4th  Steward N305

Tucson Tech Internship Fair 

We’ll introduce you to local tech start-ups in the Tucson area looking for employees with your skillsets!

Wed. March 30th  Steward N305

Meeting with Dr. Sally Oey

Wed. March 28th  PAS 218

Resume Building and LinkedIn Workshop

Learn how to set up your resume to land jobs in industry! 

Wed. March 14th

Steward N305

Radical Self-Care for Students of Color Guest Speaker: Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar

Join a workshop to discuss how to take care of your mental health as you navigate your degree

Wed. Feb 28th  Steward N305

What it’s like to be a graduate student in Physics and Astronomy 

Hear from graduate students about the realities of pursuing a graduate degree in Physics and Astronomy.

Wed. Feb 21st   PAS 218

Scholarship Applications and Study Abroad

Find out how to fund yourself to help pay for your education, conferences and applications for graduate school

Wed. Feb 7th   Steward N305

Navigating UA as an International or Immigrant Student

Hear from other international students about UA resources, support structures, scholarships and research opportunities available for non-US citizens and students from immigrant families.

Wed. Jan 24th  Steward N305

Undergraduate Research Application Workshop

Hands-on workshop for research statements and emailing faculty to apply for research positions

Wed. Jan 17th  PAS 218

Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Overview

Overview of Undergraduate research opportunities in STEM. Including opportunities for non-US citizens. 



Fall 2017


Wed. December 13th   Steward N305

End of Semester Social

Come take a break with TIMESTEP

Wed. December 6th PAS 218 (Physics)

Attending & Presenting at  Conferences 

Learn how to present posters and attend academic conferences like APS and the AAS.

November 27th  - Steward N305 

                     Guest Speaker: Prof. Renee Hložek studies a variety of problems in theoretical and observational cosmology. Come hear about her career path!   See Dr. Hložek talk!

November 9th  - Steward N305 

                    Workshop: Gaduate School/REU Personal Statement Review Bring a draft of your personal statements for graduate school or research application to be reviewed by faculty. 

October 19th  - PAS 218

                    Applying for graduate school in Physics & Astronomy. Hear from a panel of faculty who have served on graduate admission committees.  :  Kaitlin Kratter and Koen Visscher

October 4th  - Steward N305 

                    Addressing Bias   Guest: Sherard Robbins.   We all hold biases - learn how to recognize and neutralize      them in this interactive workshop.

September 20th   Steward N305

                        Setting Yourself Up for Academic Success:  Learn about resources on and off campus to help you in your studies - from scholarships (e.g. NSF), forming study groups, taking advanage of tutoring, study tips and getting involved in professional organizations.

September 6th - PAS 218

                    Navigating the First Two Years of Physics/Astronomy: Hear from current juniors/seniors in the program about the best ways to be successful in the first couple years of the Physics and Astronomy programs.   Discussion lead by Physics, Optics and Astronomy Majors: Khalid Omer, Kevin Perez and Marina Dunn

 

Sep 6th 2017 TIMESTEP Meeting about "Navigating the astronomy and physics majors programs", led by Physics, Optics and Astronomy seniors: Khalid Omer, Kevin Perez and Marina Dunn

August 30th Steward N305

                  Welcome & Mixer : Meet your fellow students and hear about TIMESTEP workshops coming up in Fall 2017.       Followed by a social with  the graduate students in the Steward Courtyard


Spring 2017

April 26th 2017 5:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                    GitHub & Coding Practices #2    Hands On Exercise

April 19th 2017 5:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                    GitHub & Coding Practices  #1

April 5th 2017 5:00 PM     Steward Observatory N305

                     LinkedIn & Resumes   Slides

March 22nd 2017 5:00 PM    Steward Observatory N305

                      "The Imposter Syndrome”

March 3rd 2017 1:00 PM    PAS 218

                    Meeting with Dr. Risa Wechsler  (Professor at Stanford & Cosmologist)

February 15th 2017 5:00 PM Steward Observatory N305

                    “Study Abroad Program & Funding Opportunities“

                    Daniel Ploeg, Senior Coordinator  dvanderp@email.arizona.edu    Study Abroad Office

February 1st 2017 5:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                     “Applying for Internships”  Career Resources

January 18th 2017 5:00 PM  Steward Observatory N305

                     “Applying for REUs: Workshop”     Research Opportunities at UA


Fall 2016

December 7th 2016 5:00 PM Steward Observatory N305 

                       “Attending Conferences and Developing the Elevator Pitch”

November 30th 2016 5:00 PM    Physics PAS 218

                       “SAIL initiative to promote scientifically supported study habits”

November 16th 2016 5:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                        “Grad School & REU Application Writing Workshop”

November 15th 2016 4:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                         “Discussing the Election”

November 4th 2016 1:00 PM     PAS 218

                        “Meeting with Dr. Ana Maria Rey,  MacArthur Award Recipient”

October 27th 2016 2:30 PM

                          "Meeting with Dr. Nia Imara"

October 19th 2016 5:00 PM     Steward Observatory N305

                         “Applying to Graduate School”   Discussion led by Dr. Kaitlin Kratter and Dr. Bryan LeRoy

October 3rd 2016 5:00 PM    Steward Observatory N305

                            ‘Think Tank & Thriving in Math”  Online Tutoring, Drop In Tutoring at THINK TANK

September 21st 2016 5:00 PM  Steward Observatory N305

                          “Navigating the first two years in the Physics & Astronomy programs”

                           Discussion lead by astro & physics juniors Quadry Chance & Rafia Bushra    Slides from Rafia

September 12th 2016 5:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                            “Outreach and getting involved in the Astronomy & Physics Departments”

August 29th 2016 5:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                            "Resources for Undergrads"


Spring 2016

April 13th 2016  4:00 PM Department of Physics    

                           "Career Paths Outside Academia Part 2” 

March 29th 2016 4:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305 

                           "Career Paths Outside Academia Part 1"

Feb 23rd 2016 4:00 PM  Steward Observatory N305

                           "Beating the Imposter Syndrome and Overcoming Discouraging Comments" 

Jan 20th 2016 4:00 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                           "Research Opportunities for Undergrads in Astronomy and Physics"


Fall  & Spring 2015

Dec 4th 2015 3:00 PM   Flandrau Upper Meeting Room

                           "Attending conferences like the AAS"

Nov 24th 2015 3 PM  Steward Observatory N305

                           "Applying for Graduate School"

Oct 21st 2015 4 PM   Steward Observatory N305

                           "Anti-Harassment Policies at UA"

                         Resources:    UA Policy         Article by Goni Halevi (undergrad at UC Berkeley)  

Sept 15th 2015 3 PM      N305 Steward Observatory

                            "How to succeed in the first two years of the physics/astronomy program at UA  lead by Jiani Ding and David Setton

May 4th  2015 12 PM    N305 Steward Observatory

                           "Advice from graduating seniors" 

March 24th 2015 4 PM

                           "Imposter Syndrome and Unconscious Bias"





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