College of Science and Engineering


  • PhysFest 2015 

    The Department of Physics at Seattle University is proud to announce its sixth annual PhysFest!


    This weekend workshop will introduce high school seniors to the world of physics at SU. Participants will stay with an SU student, meet the SU physics faculty, and complete interesting experiments in our well-equipped laboratories. SU PhysFest 2015 will take place on a Friday evening, and all day Saturday, March 6-7, 2015.

    To indicate your interest in PhysFest, please fill out the interest form by clicking here

    Or you can copy and paste this link into your web browser:

     Participants must also apply for admission to Seattle University by January 15th, 2015.

    We will select invitees from those who have completed both the interest form and their SU admissions application after that time.

    Note: An invitation to participate in PhysFest does not necessarily imply admission to Seattle University.

    What happens at PhysFest?

    Friday evening, participants will meet their student hosts, then enjoy a reception and dinner with the physics faculty and students followed by a brief orientation and tour of the physics department and facilities. Saturday is a packed day of physics activities featuring six to eight experiments across a variety of subjects, with breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. The official workshop ends around 4:45 pm, but participants may arrange to stay with their host student an extra night to explore the rich cultural and social experiences offered in this Pacific-rim city.

    PhysFest Schedule

    Check out the PhysFest experiments!


    Why SU PhysFest?

    Wewant to show you how enriching and interesting a physics education at Seattle University can be! Our excellent program boasts great teachers and opportunities to collaborate on frontier research, and our faculty, staff, and students form a close-knit and supportive community of scholars. Our students receive excellent preparation for graduate school or technical careers in teaching, engineering, or research, and in the meantime enjoy spending their college years in the beautiful, vibrant city of Seattle. SU PhysFest is designed to give you a close look at what we have to offer and a sense of what studying physics here would be like. We are confident you will like what you see, and we hope that many who attend will choose to enroll in physics at Seattle University.


    Please contact Dr. Paul Fontana with questions about PhysFest.