KCRG-TV: CUWiP Shines a Light on Women in Physics

The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 20-22. The UI conference is sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) 12 other universities and one laboratory across the United States.

Staff Council Spotlight: Chris Piker

Chris Piker, Senior Database Administrator, was profiled in the January 2023 UI Staff Council newsletter.
George McCrory volunteering for American Red Cross

McCrory Helped Hurricane Ian Victims Recover From Storm

George McCrory, a longtime communications professional for the UI, currently working in the Physics and Astronomy Department, splits his time between his work at Iowa and giving back to his community.

Stille Earns Professional Development Award

Dale Stille has been selected to receive a $500 Mary Louise Kelley Professional Development Award to attend the 2023 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference.
James Schroeder Wheaton College

UI Physics Alumni Receives AAS Early Career Award

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is presenting its 2023 Early Career Award to Professor James W. R. Schroeder of Wheaton College, who received his PhD in physics from the University of Iowa. The award recognizes Prof. Schroeder’s experimental confirmation of the acceleration of auroral electrons by Alfvén waves in the laboratory.

Reno Named New DEO

Prof. Mary Hall Reno has been named the new Departmental Executive Officer of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Georg Hospodarsky presents at Kirkwood Center

Hospodarsky Speaks to 7th Graders at Kirkwood Center

Research Scientist/Engineer George Hospodarsky gave six presentations about space physics to 120 7th graders on Dec. 19 at the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha.
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Congratulations Fall 2022 Graduates!

Several students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy were candidates for degrees at Fall Commencement ceremonies Dec. 16-17. 
Ravitej Uppu in lab with students

Uppu Awarded Early Career Scholars Grant

Assistant Professor Ravitej Uppu has been awarded $30,000 from the Office of the Vice President for Research's Early Career Scholars program for a project titled “Pushing the frontiers of spectroscopy with quantum entangled photons.”

Henderson Wins Pierazzo Travel Award

Graduate Student Sarah Henderson has won the highly competitive 2023 Pierazzo International Student Travel Award for a U.S. graduate student going to a planetary-related conference outside of the U.S.