Who we are
CU-Prime is a growing, evolving organization with lots of amazing people working hard to make it happen! Here's a little bit about who we are, in no particular order...
We help to build community between students of different levels of study by matching graduate/undergraduate mentors with mentees and by organizing group activities like museum trips, barbecues, and more! To get in touch with us, feel free to email email@example.com.
Sarah is a current PhD student in the Physics Department. When not doing science, she might be found playing the flute or the piano, drawing, or searching the mountains of Colorado for her favorite animal, the pika. She grew up in Houston, Texas.
Sarah works in the lab of Prof. Nils Halverson on instrumentation for observational cosmology.
Michael is an undergraduate Physics student working on Physics Education Research with the Wilcox group. Being originally from the Bay Area, they enjoy the beach and hiking through dense forests, in addition to cooking, baking, teaching, and learning new things.
Federico is an undergraduate physics major. He was born in Madrid, Spain and moved to Miami in 2013. His first involvement with CU-Prime was in Fall 2020 when he took PHYS 1400. Fede enjoys reading books, skateboarding, going on hikes and to bars with friends. He is a big fan of Star Wars and soccer.
We are the organizers for CU-Prime's biweekly talk series! If you'd like to help out with the planning, setup/tear-down, eating free pizza, or giving a talk, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We help to organize and plan all other aspects of CU-Prime not mentioned above, including funding, communicating with the Physics Department and the Access Network, planning retreats and diversity workshops, and more! Any questions about CU-Prime can be sent to us at email@example.com.
Katie is a PhD candidate in the Physics Department. Through her time with CU-Prime, Katie has taught PHYS 1400 (2015, 2018), helped with organizing logistics for the Talk Series, acted as an Access Assembly Fellow, and facilitated Diversity Workshops. When not helping with CU-Prime, Katie spends most of her free time doing her trademark acrylic nails, dying her hair crazy colors, running, and watching Netflix.
Ran Brynn Reiff
Brynn is a current PhD student in the Physics Department. He got his Physics BA at CU, but didn’t join CU-Prime until grad school. He’s a big Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan and an avid gamer across mediums (video games, board/card games, pen-and-paper RPG).
Brynn works in the Ultrafast AMO Theory Group with Andreas Becker and Agnieszka Jaron-Becker, studying high-harmonic generation through numerical simulations, with a focus on efficient extensions to larger atoms and gas jets.
Miranda is a current PhD student in the Physics Department. She’s originally from Michigan and enjoys backpacking and cross-country skiing. She was an instructor for the CU-Prime class in Fall 2019.
We also want to acknowledge all the contributions from past CU-Prime organizers—these are the people who have made CU-Prime possible and have helped it to flourish from its founding to the present!
Jorge Nicolás (Nico) Hernández Charpak
Kerrie Dochen Ellzey
Thuy-An Julie Huynh
& all other organizers not included on this list!