Thursday, November 18, 2010

Carnival of Chemistry

This Friday at 4 SPS will be meeting to set up the demos for the Carnival of Chemistry in Malott 2074.

This Sunday November 21, the physics students will be hosting a Physics Wonder Room at the chemistry department's Carnival of Chemistry. We will need volunteers to help display and operate the various demos that we have. The fair runs from 1-4 pm on Sunday. If you want to volunteer contact SPS on Friday when we meet to setup the demos.

And as always food and drink will be provided.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 12, 2010

Message From Greg Rudnick:

On Friday Nov. 12th we will be having a special meeting with the topic "How to be successful in graduate school". In this meeting we will have a discussion about what you need to do in graduate school that isn't part of the formal curriculum, but is crucial to being a successful scientist.

Attendance by *all* graduate students is strongly suggested. Interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

The meeting will be at 4pm in 3005 Malott in place of the normal SPS meeting.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


We will also be discussing the upcoming physics portion of the Chemistry Fair, so make sure to come so we can plan out demos and other acticities.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 17

This Friday, September 17, he have a great meeting for all of you. We will start the meeting at 4:00 with a student/faculty social hour. We will also be having a talk by Prof. Ralston. We will also have the official SPS mugs for sale this Friday for $8.00 each. So have some fun and come support the SPS.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sep. 3: Elections

Hello everyone,

We will be having our next SPS meeting tomorrow (Friday) at 4:00 PM in
Malott 3005 (as usual). We will be electing student representatives to
both the graduate and undergraduate councils for the department, as well
as the departmental assembly. There will also be time after elections
for students and professors to meet and socialize, and we will be having
free pizza again.

So if you'd like to help represent physics and astronomy students to the
department, meet your professors and fellow students, or just eat some
free food, feel free to join us. Any graduate or undergraduate students
with an interest in physics or astronomy are welcome!

Thank you,
Jeff Brown
SPS Graduate President

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Meeting of a New School Year

I welcome everyone to join us at the first meeting of KU SPS this semseter. We will have pizza and ice cream, but regular ice cream isn't good enough cause we're physicists. So we will be making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream! (And we might just have some fun with any left over liquid N2).

We hope to have lots of guest speakers, fun activities, and maybe even plan a trip of some kind this semester. To do this, we need you to come to the first meeting so that we can get your input on what you would like to see this coming semester.

Remember the meeting is:
Friday, August 27 at 4:00 pm in Malott 3005

~Eric Colangelo

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Event: SPS Meeting Today
Details: We will have election of officers, Sigma Pi Sigma and maybe Physics Pictionary

Date: Today, Friday, April 30, 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: 3005 Malott Hall

Friday, April 2, 2010

SPS Today: Games and trip plans

From: Reynolds, Sarah J

Join us at SPS today (4 pm in 3005 Malott) for a relaxing break -- we'll
be eating some snacks, playing some games, talking about physics (as
usual), and discussing plans for next week's trip to the Kansas
Cosmosphere & Space Center.

If you're interested in going to the Cosmosphere next weekend, remember
to e-mail Sarah (sreynold (at) and let her know.

All are welcome!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Event Planning

SPS this week is a big meeting!

We have been invited by some teachers in the Lawrence area to come and help get kids interested in Science!

This Friday at 4:00 (room 3005 Malott) we will be planning these events!

We have events coming up at:Central Junior High -- Date TBD
Demonstrations to help explain material covered in Science classes!

Schwegler Elementary -- Feb 24th (evening) Demonstrations to help kick-off school science fair projects. Spend time talking with students and help them develop an idea for their own project!

2010 Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair -- Feb. 3rd & 4th
Judge entries!

Please come and help us put together some great activities!

If you cannot make the meeting and would still like to help out, please send me an email at so that we can keep you in the loop!

~Chris M

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First Meeting of 2010

SPS will resume meetings this Friday January 22
4 p.m. in 3005 Malott

This Week we will be having Dr. Zhao to introduce a newly opened undergraduate research position.

REU (Research Experience for Undergrads) application deadlines are aproaching fast. We will be proving some information on the application process. REUs provide an excellent opportunity to get into resaerch.

Hope to see everyone there,
--Eric C.

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