Program highlighting physical science careers scheduled March 25 at Southeastern
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – A program designed to provide high school and college students with information on careers in physical sciences will be held on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus Friday, March 25.
Career Paths in the Physical Sciences (CaPPS) is a half-day program that will feature several panel discussions by professionals from industry and government in physical science occupations, science professors and teachers from area institutions, and an overview on preparing for graduate school.
Sponsored by the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics, the free program will be held in the War Memorial Student Union, room 223 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding with an informal lunch.
Debra Dolliver, associate professor of chemistry, said the program is intended primarily for college students interested in scientific careers, high school counselors and scientifically-inclined high school students.
“We want to show students the wide range of professions and occupations they can consider with a degree in the physical sciences of chemistry or physics,” Dolliver said. “Opportunities extend far beyond a life in academics or in a scientific laboratory.”
The program will include a lunch time exhibition with booths from institutions such as Southeastern and graduate schools at the University of New Orleans, Southern University, LSU, University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Alabama, as well as potential employers in the region. Representatives of various Southeastern science student organizations will also be available.
To register or for more information contact the Department of Chemistry and Physics at 985-549-2160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.