Independent study projects progress meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month during in 4272 CH (HEP small conference room) from 5-7pm when a sufficient number of projects for credit are active. These meetings are required for students working for credit under Carlsmith’s supervision on projects including in Spring 2014 the laser pointer, Troy, Foucault pendulum, quadcopter, EEG, 3d food printing, and 3d printer recycling. Each student should prepare a 5-slide powerpoint summarizing their progress during the past month and plans for the following month including action items. We have quite a few projects going so presentations must be kept short and to the point. You will have 5 minutes for presentation and five minutes for discussion and should be present to give feedback on all projects.

The conference website is set up so these reports may be uploaded and reviewed later by all participants. You may send your reports to Carlsmith in advance to be uploaded.

New students are welcome to attend this meeting and to make a 5-min presentation about their interests. --- Open monthly meetings usually3rd Thursdays at 5pm at the Garage. These are announced via the email distribution list. Come join the fun and figure out how to get started. Or just email either Duncan or Brett or catch someone holding office hours (see below).

Physics Graduate students Matthew Ebert and Ian Wisher (, here to have fun and to help. See hours below. Feel free to contact them with any questions of concerns.

The Physics Club is happy to provide office hours to Garage Physicists! This is guaranteed time that someone will be working in the Garage. Building hour are M-F 7-10, S-S 7-7. Contact the Physics Club and Garage staff for up-to-date information. The following are representative.


Laura Fleming

9:45 - 11:30

Steffi Klawiter

11:00 - 12:30

Mitch D. Powers

3:00 - 6:00


Matt Ebert

1:00 - 3:00


Laura Fleming

9:45 - 11:30

Brett Unks

1:00 - 3:00


Ian Wisher

10:00 - 12:00


Phillip Buelow

12:00 - 2:00