Join us for PhysFest 2020

The Department of Physics at Seattle University is proud to announce PhysFest 2020! 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 2020 will take place on Friday evening, February 28, 2020 and all day Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Apply for PhysFest by January 10, 2020. Twenty applicants with interests and test scores most closely aligned with the SU mission will be chosen to attend the event. Participants must also apply for admission to Seattle University by January 15th, 2020 to be eligible to attend.

What happens at PhysFest?

This weekend workshop is for high school seniors thinking about majoring in physics at Seattle University to get an up-close look at our program. Participants will stay with an SU student, meet the SU physics faculty, and complete interesting experiments in our well-equipped laboratories.

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?

We want 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.