Rieke Weekie - November 16 - 20th

It’s almost time for the second annual Rieke Weekie! Join us the week of November 16-20th as the Division of Natural Sciences hosts special events in celebration of the disciplines represented in the Rieke Science Center (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics). In the lead-up to Rieke Weekie, we’re sponsoring an art contest – winners will be announced on the final day of Rieke Weekie (details below). All of the PLU community is invited to virtually attend and participate!

Schedule of Events


Monday, October 12th: Submission period for Rieke Art Contest and Summer Research Elevator Pitch Videos open

Sunday, November 8th: Last day to submit to the art contest

Monday, November 9th: Public voting on art submissions begins

Wednesday, November 11th: Last day to submit elevator pitch videos

Friday, November 13th: Last day to vote on art submissions

Monday, November 16th, 12pm-12:30pm
Virtual coffee/tea gathering to chat with other Natural Sciences students, faculty, and staff. Learn about faculty members’ educational and professional paths.

PLU’s Natural Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research students, as well as off-campus NatSci research students, 2 minute “elevator pitches” will be posted for viewing.

Wednesday, November 18th, 12-12:30pm
Virtual Q&A session with NatSci student researchers to discuss their elevator pitches and research experiences.

Elli Pippin, PLU’s Assistant Director for Career & Experiential Learning, will give a brief presentation on resources for securing internships and research opportunities.

Friday, November 20th, 12-12:30pm
The Rieke Art Contest winners are announced in a virtual celebration. All winning artwork will be featured on Natural Sciences websites and social media accounts.

We look forward to celebrating with you! If you have any questions, please contact Christine Nicolai, NatSci Admin Asst at nicolacs@plu.edu