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Physics and Astronomy Extravaganza for High School Students

Physics Hall
April 12, 2024
9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. + optional lunch and afternoon campus tour

High school students will be immersed in state-of-the-art physics and astronomy research while engaging with renowned scientists and current ISU Physics & Astronomy students. 

  1. General RSVP forms are due by Monday, March 25th. GO.IASTATE.EDU/VOQZID
  2. Individual registration forms for each attendee must be submitted no later than Friday, April 5th. Chaperones will receive a registration form for their students after initial registration has closed.


Parking:  School buses may drop students off at Zaffarano Physics Addition. Busses are to park in Lot 29. Place provided parking permits visibly in the front window of each bus.

Extravaganza parking


Any questions? Contact us at (515) 294-5440 or



9:00a.m. - 9:30a.m.Check-in at Physics Hall main office, room 12
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Rotating break-out presentation and activity sessions:

  • High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter 
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.Lab tours
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.Pizza lunch with Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy Club members
Planetarium show hosted by Astronomy graduate students
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.Optional campus tour with LAS team