New Student Orientation 2019

Department of Physics Orientation/Graduate School Orientation Fall 2019

Monday, August 12

8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am Classical Mechanics Assessment Exam
  Professor Kate Scholberg
  Physics Rm 150
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Electrodynamics Assessment Exam
  Professor Gleb Finkelstein
  Physics Rm 150
2:00 - 4:00 pm Resource Fair for International Students
  Penn Pavilion, West Campus

 

Tuesday, August 13

8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am Thermal Physics Assessment Exam
  Professor Joshua Socolar
  Physics Rm 150
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Quantum Mechanics Assessment Exam
  Professor Roxanne Springer
  Physics Rm 150
12:40 am – 3:10 pm International House
  Griffith Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus
  Sessions I - III

 

Wednesday, August 14

8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 am HR/Payroll Information
  Katherine Siler DGSA
  Department of Physics
  Physics Rm 298
9:45 am – 10:30 am Introduction and Welcome to Physics Ph. D. Program
  Professor Stephen Teitsworth
  Physics Rm 298
10:30 – 11:30 am Computing Practices, Policies and Accounts
  Jimmy Dorff, Departmental Systems Administrator
  Physics Rm 298
11:30 am – 12:00 Photographs and Computing Accounts
  Jimmy Dorff, Departmental Systems Administrator
  Barry Wilson, IT Analyst
  Physics Rm 298
12:00 – 12:30 pm TA Expectations and Responsibilities
  Professor Kate Scholberg, Associate Chair for Teaching
  Physics Rm 298
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch with GSO representatives
  Physics Rm 298

 

 

Friday, August 16

9:30 am - 12:00 n Individual Student Meetings (15 min) with Professor Kate Scholberg: TA Responsibilities and Preferences
  Location: Physics 273
  9:15 - 9:30 am      Mingru Li
  9:30 - 9:45 am     Katherine Parham
  9:45 - 10:00 am     Jordan McCourt
  11:00 - 11:15 am     Aitor Bracho
  11:15  - 11:30 am      Duane Byer
  11:30 - 11:45 am        Bo Yu
  11:45 am - 12:00 n    Masaya Yamamoto
  12:00 - 12:15 pm       Joel Bierman
  12:15  - 12:30 pm     Ryan Bouabid
  1:00 - 1:15 pm           Shiv Yadavalli
  1:15 - 1:30 pm           Kevin Wang
   1:30 - 1:45 pm          Erik Peterson
  1:45 - 2:00 pm         Charles Prior
  2:15 - 2:30 pm         Swapnil Patel
  2:30 - 2:45 pm        Rebecca Chen
  2:45- 3:00 pm         Andrew Gordeev
  3:00 - 3:15 pm         Zhiyuan Guo
  3:15 - 3:30 pm         Austin Hulse
  3:30 - 3:45 pm        Xincheng Lin

 

Monday, August 19

9:00 am – 12:00 n  EIS Placement Testing for International Students: Zhiyuan Guo, Xincheng Lin, Swapnil Patel, Masaya Yamamoto and Bo Yu
  Old Chemistry Building Rm 201
9:30 am - 4:15 pm Individual Meetings (15 min) with Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Shailesh Chandrasekaran
  Physics Building Rm 253
  9:30 - 9:45 am        Simon Schneider
  9:45 - 10:00 am      Austin Hulse
  10:15 - 10:30 am      Andrew Gordeev
  10:30 - 10:45 am     Rebecca Chen
  10:45 - 11:00 am      Charles Prior
  11:00 - 11:15 am        Erik Peterson
  11:15 - 11:30 am        Kevin Wang
  11:30 - 11:45 am       Shiv Yadavalli
  11:45 - 12:00 am     Duane Byer
  1:00 - 1:15 pm          Aitor Bracho
  1:15 - 1:30 pm          Ryan Bouabid
  1:45 - 2:00 pm        Joel Bierman
  2:00 - 2:15 pm         Bo Yu
  2:15 - 2:30 pm         Masaya Yamamoto
  2:30 - 2:45 pm        Swapnil Patel
  3:00 - 3:15 am         Zhiyuan Guo
  3:15 - 3:30 am         Mingru Li
  3:30 - 3:45 am         Jordan McCourt
  3:45 - 4:00 am         Katherine Parham
4:30 - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception , Graduate School Lawn, 2127 Campus Drive (West Campus)

 

Tuesday, August 20

10:00a am – 12:30 pm Graduate Student Orientation
  Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center
12:30 – 2:00 pm Graduate Student Resource Fair
  Penn Pavilion
2:30 – 3:30 pm Safety Workshop Griffith Theater
  Bryan Center, Second Level

 

Wednesday, August 21

11:00 - 11:45 am Graduate Student Services
  Rachel Coleman, Assistant Director
  Physics Rm 298
11:45 am Break
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch with the Chair
  Professor Steffen Bass
  Physics Building Rm 298
1:30 - 3:00 pm Mentoring and Graduate Student Success
  Holsti - Anderson Assembly Room
  Rubenstein 153
4:00 - 5:00 pm Graduate and Professional School Convocation
  Duke Chapel
5:00 - 6:00 pm Duke Alumni Association Reception
  Chapel Quad

 

Thursday, August 22

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Departmental TA Training and Orientation – MANDATORY Physics Rm 150
  Ken McKenzie, Coordinator, Introductory Labs
  Derek Leadbetter, Coordinator,  Introductory Labs
  9:00 - 9:30 am           Introduction to Library Resources, Ciara Healey, Duke Librarian
  9:30 - 10:30 am          Lab and Computer Orientation, Physics - Leadbetter
  10:30 am - 12:45 pm   Introduction to Teaching - McKenzie
  12:45 - 1:30 pm           Lunch with current graduate students
  1:30 - 3:00 pm            Preparation for Lab Session & Practice Lab Session - McKenzie
  3:00 - 5:00 pm           Grading - McKenzie

 

Friday, August 23

9:00 am – 5:00 pm RCR Orientation Training for Natural Sciences
  MANDATORY TRAINING
  Durham Hilton Hotel
  3800 Hillsborough Rd.
  Durham NC

 

Saturday, August 24

4:00 – 7:00 pm Physics Department Picnic
  Duke Forest, Gate F