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Jayhawk Undergraduate Summer Training (JUST)

Undergraduate majors are encouraged to join a research lab over the summer to gain professional experience. This is particularly important for students entering their junior and senior years. For those undergraduates performing research, our JUST program consists of a series of lunch talks intended to introduce students to different areas of research and professional skills and a symposium at the end of the summer for students to present their research.


To stay up to date on summer happenings, email Dr. Delgado (j743d550@ku.edu) to join the JUST slack channel.


Virtual Lunch Talks 2020

Wednesdays @ noon. Join via Zoom, meeting ID 557-006-1934.

Date Speaker Science Topic Professional Skill
June 17 Dr. Hartwin Peelaers Batteries Intro to Python
June 24 Dr. Ian Crossfield Exoplanets Searching databases
July 1 Dr. Greg Rudnick Galaxies Jupyter notebooks
July 8 Dr. Dave Besson A Cautionary Take of Science Funding Intro to ROOT
July 15 Dr. Allison Kirkpatrick Supermassive Black Holes Reading journal articles
July 22 Dr. Betsy Mills Star formations in other galaxies How to make good plots
July 29 TBD    
August 5 TBD    


JUST Symposium

Tentatively scheduled for August 7, 2020. Look for updates on Slack. Email Dr. Kirkpatrick (akirkpatrick@ku.edu) to participate.


Professional Development

We have a repository of documents to help you learn to read papers, give talks, write articles, and more! Please visit our Google Drive to get started. Reach out to Dr. Mills (eacmills@ku.edu) with any questions.


Summer Symposium

Undergraduate researchers will present their projects to the department in a short talk at the end of the summer. Click here to look at talks from the 2020 JUST program.