2018 PICUP Summer Faculty Development Workshop at UW River Falls

Dates: July 15-20, 2018
Location: Lydecker Living and Learning Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. The nearest airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). A shuttle will be provided for the round trip transfer of participants from MSP to River Falls.
Arrival: Participants should plan to arrive in the early afternoon on Sunday, July 15, to participate in the main workshop that will run from the morning of Monday (July 16) through the early afternoon of Friday (July 20).  Faculty with little or no experience with programming and computational algorithms may also participate in a series of optional tutorials throughout the day of Sunday, July 16.  To participate in these tutorials, faculty are urged to arrive in the early afternoon of Saturday, July 14.


Energize Undergraduate Physics Courses with Computation!

Who should apply: All physics faculty, especially those who have not yet attempted to integrate computation into their undergraduate physics courses.

For physics faculty with little or no experience with computational methods and programming languages, there will be a series of optional tutorial sessions offered throughout the day on Sunday, July 16, that will serve to introduce inexperienced faculty to the fundamentals of using a computer to solve basic physics problems. These tutorials are intended to get faculty up to speed on programming and computational basics so that they can confidently participate in the larger workshop that will commence on the morning of Monday, July 16.

In the week-long workshop, participants, with the assistance of the workshop coordinators, will develop a viable, personalized plan for integrating computation into their undergraduate physics course(s) to be implemented in the upcoming academic term.

  • Local expenses will be covered for all accepted participants.
  • A limited number of travel scholarships may be available to applicants whose home institutions are unable to provide supportive travel funding. The scholarships will provide partial or full reimbursement of travel costs to and from the workshops.

It is expected that there will be more applicant interest than available positions for the workshop; thus, interested applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applicants will be notified in the Spring of 2018 if they have been accepted to participate. To apply, follow the link at the bottom of this page.

Important PICUP Summer 2018 Workshop Information: PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the Workshop Coordinators

ALERT: We are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2018 workshop.  To express interest in participating in the 2019 summer PICUP workshop follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/2pd04Y4tj3LxWEKI3 .