The Tattooed Physicist is a podcast hosted by Rosa Wallace, a physics student at University of Colorado Denver. This episode: The AAPT experience with Jasmine
Jasmine Knudsen is a double major in Physics and Applied Math at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Jasmine got to present at a national conference (American Association of Physics Teachers) this summer, and is on the cusp of graduating after years of being a full-time student while working multiple jobs and leadership in the Society of Physics Students.
Rosa and Jasmine discuss:
- CUWiP applications open September 1! Do it! (Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics from the American Physical Society)
- Start looking for internships and REUs now (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
- Jasmine becomes a Physics major in spite of the haters
- Graduate school and the drive to teach
- The more math the better (this keeps coming up…)
- The American Association of Physics Teachers conference at the University of Maryland, College Park (Summer 2015)
- Application process
- Getting your travel funded
- Five days and SO many choices!
- Jasmine’s presentation of her research on wave transmission/reflection theory
- Networking is vital!
- The importance of meeting people you think you want to work with
- Getting cushy jobs through your network
From Rosa: “This podcast series is intended to provide an inclusive view of the profession and practice of science (with a physics focus). Here, science is for everyone, regardless of background or identity, and the podcast will hopefully provide a good-humored but realistic view of the current state of the field. It is my wish that the experiences and views expressed will help inform and guide others taking this path, enlighten those that simply take an interest, and entertain everyone else.”
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