Thank you to our PhysFest participants!

PhysFest 2018 Group Picture

PhysFest 2018 was a great success! High school seniors from across the country were introduced to the world of physics here at Seattle University. Students arrived on Friday where they met their student hosts, enjoyed a reception and dinner with the physics department, followed by a brief orientation and tour of the physics facilities. Saturday was a packed day of experiments across a wide range of physics concepts. Thank you to all of those who were involved in making this year another great success!

The Department of Physics at Seattle University is proud to announce its ninth 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 2018 will take place on a Friday evening, and all day Saturday, March 2-3, 2018.We are currently selecting invitees from those who have completed both the interest form and their SU admissions application. Invitations will be sent by email.

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?

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.