Last week SPS at UVA hosted colloquium speaker Alexander Ji, who spoke about r-processes in stellar systems.
Whats better than going on a hike with your friends when its freezing? Going on a hike with your friends when its freezing, but with SPS, coffee, and donuts! We got together in the freezing cold and decided to go for a walk/hike through Ragged Mountain Nature Area with duck donuts and coffee. We had
We hope that everyone had a good break and SPS welcomes you back to another exciting semester here at UVA. Today was the first meeting of 2018! We hosted the colloquium speaker Sho Yaida from Duke University who talked to us about his research in soft matter physics. We also had an open discussion about
This month was the annual Sigma Pi Sigma research symposium, and we want to give special thanks to everyone who came out! Students had the opportunity to share what awesome research they have been working, and there was some great food to snack on. We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding
Last week we hosted the director of the medical physics graduate program at VCU where he talked about their graduate program. He advertised why medical physics is an interesting discipline to study and some of the benefits including the job market and career paths. He also expressed the fact that they have accepted several UVA
Lots of other clubs/orginzations here at UVA have pledged to make it easier for students who may be in a low-income situation to get involved. SPS has now joined this list, and we want everyone to know that we are commited to helping those who need it. We have signed the pledge! We understand
Last week SPS hosted a “Spooky” Grill and Chill in front of the physics building. We invited all physics majors and faculty to come enjoy good food and the great weather. We cooked burgers and hot dogs on the grill with plenty of other snacks. Because the weather was so great, we had badminton, giant Jenga, and Frisbees. Thanks to everyone who
Last Friday SPS hosted a mentor and mentee event where we invited everyone to meet up with their mentor or mentee and have the chance to introduce themselves and enjoy some pizza. There was a huge turnout and the pizza certainly did not last long. The mentees were able to ask their mentors questions about the physics program and their experiences as
SPS hosted an eclipse event here on The Lawn on Monday, August 21st to safely observe the moon passing in front of the sun. There was a huge turnout and other than the fact that it started to rain, overall it was a success.Thanks to everyone that came out! Below are some pictures from the event.
This year (2016-2017), the UVA Society of Physics Students was recognized as “outstanding”. Only the top 10% of chapters receive this status (see award here). In past years, the chapter was recently (2014/2015 AY, 2013/2014 AY, and 2012/2013 AY) recognized as “distinguished,” signifying that our chapter is in the top 20% of the chapters