Each semester, there may be three mini-courses covering the semester divided into thirds. They are open to all levels of Physics graduate students. Some mini-courses will assume at most an undergraduate physics major background, while others may have graduate level prerequisites at the discretion of the instructor. They are designed to expose all interested grad students to cutting edge research in physics and/or useful experimental and theoretical techniques. Mini-courses fall into two broad categories: those that emphasize a specific skill set, ., cryogenic techniques, and those that explore cutting edge topics, ., gravitational lensing.
Photo: The current group of trainees and associate scholars at a planning meeting. From left to right: Rachel Hostetler (associate scholar, Neuroscience program), Cory Whirtley (associate scholar, Behavior Analysis program), Kristine Durkin (associate scholar, Clinical Child Psychology program), Amanda Stover (associate scholar, Health Services and Outcomes Research program), Diedre O’Dell (returning trainee, Neuroscience program), Nick Felicione (returning trainee, Behavioral Neuroscience program), Kristen Trexler (new trainee, Behavioral Neuroscience program), Casey Wright (associate scholar, Clinical Psychology program), Rebecca Hagedorn (new trainee, Human Nutrition and Foods program), Shane Kaski (new trainee, ./., Cellular and Integrative Physiology program). Not pictured, Desiree Williford (returning trainee, Clinical Child Psychology Program).