Department of Physics

Physics Research Day 2016 announcement

Physics Research Day (PRD) is  Wednesday April 6, 4:00pm , in the Physical Sciences Library. All students doing research are encouraged to present a poster. 

All undergraduate students presenting at the Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day must participate in the Physics Research Day. The best undergraduate PRD poster will compete for best poster award at the Undergraduate Research Day.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 30

Register online at:

Poster template at:

Spring 2016 opportunities for student presentations:

WIU Graduate Research Conference - March 4 in the University Union.  
submission deadline is Jan. 22.

APS March meeting - March 14-18 in Baltimore MD (spring break!)  

WIU Physics Research Day - Wed. April 6 at 4 p.m. in the 
Physical Science Library. An old notice appears at  

Illinois State Academy of Science (ISAS) - April 15-16 at SIU Edwardsville   

WIU Undergraduate Research Day - Wed. April 20, Union Ballroom  

ISAAPT - April 22-23 at Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
Dr. Wang has volunteered to drive students to conference on Saturday.

The Illinois Student Research Conference - 

For undergraduate honors students ONLY, Honors Council of the Illinois Region 
has a Student Symposium on February 27, 2016 at Northern Illinois University.  


Spring 2015 opportunities for student presentations:

The American Physical Society (APS) March meeting will be held during the week of March 2 -6 in San Antonio, Texas.   

The Graduate Research Conference will be on   March 6   in the University Union.  All WIU graduate students interested in participating are encouraged to submit a proposal for a poster, paper presentation, or performance online by   January 30 , 2015.  A committee of faculty will review proposals and notify students of acceptance by   February 6 , 2015.  

The WIU Physics Dept. sponsors Physics Research Day on   Wednesday, April 1 , at 4 p.m. in the Physical Science Library.  It will feature posters by undergraduate and graduate physics students.  

The Illinois State Academy of Science (ISAS) meeting will be on  Friday   and   Saturday, April 10 -11 here at WIU.   

The ISAAPT spring meeting will be on  Friday   and   Saturday, April 10 -11, at Principia College in Elsah, IL.  It features a Student Research Symposium.  Talks are 15 minutes long (including time for questions).  There are no poster sessions.   

The WIU College of Arts and Sciences sponsors Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 15 , in the Union Ballroom, and features posters.  Podium presentations are also possible (the evening before).