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Medical physics at VCU

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

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SPS spooky Grill and Chill

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

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SPS mentor/mentee event

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

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UVa SPS Earns “Oustanding” Status!

  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

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Annual Sigma Pi Sigma Research Symposium

We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance: Talks: 1st place: Jesse Han 2nd place: Arvind Gupta and Xueyuan She Posters: 1st place: Brian Seymour 2nd place: Steven Stetzler   12:00 introduction 12:10 Josh Pond: Distinguishing Ion Pair Structures using Pulse Radiolysis and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy 12:25 Jiwon Han: A New Strangeness

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SPS Zone 4 meeting!

This year, U.Va. is hosted the Zone Meeting on April 15th, here is a recap. April 14th:     –> Friday Night – informal Particle Fever viewing April 15th:     –> 8:30 AM – Breakfast at Bodo’s     –> 10:00-10:30AM – Welcome from Gage and Peter     –> 10:30-10:45AM – Coffee and

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