As part of this month’s Sustainability Challenge (a series of campus-wide activities related to IU’s Climate Action Plan), the Physics Club hosted a “Renewable Energy Competition” on Tuesday, October 24th. Although billed as a competition, this was more of a fun, participation-based activity to get people together and think about renewable-energy technology — harnessing wind… Read more »
Info for Current Students
Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) offers summer student programs including the Defense Science and Technology Internship (DTSI) with many options that may be of high appeal to physics students. The program includes close mentorship with a staff scientist. Here’s a link to a flyer for the 2024 program: DSTI flyer 2024.pdf. We’re posting information about… Read more »
The Physics Club staffed a table for the Fall 2023 Welcome Back Fair on Monday, August 21st21, with members and faculty taking turns to greet students and welcome new members to the club.
Physics major Joy Thompson will participate in the 2023 IU-MSI STEM initiative at IUB this summer. Joy has become quite involved in the SPS, while also progressing into upper-level physics courses and looks forward to diving into research this summer. She will receive a CTS scholarship for the 2023 – 2024 academic year and is… Read more »
Three students received the B.S. in Physics this year: Jordan Edwards Michael Kopczynski Preston Porter Jordan and Preston were both present for our commencement on Tuesday, May 9th, and that provided us with the opportunity to get a photo with two consecutive Student Excellence Award in Physics winners, as Jordan received it in 2022, and… Read more »
We were pleased to formally announce scholarship and award winners at the May 5th, 2023, Honors Night for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. For the 2023 – 2024 academic year, we will award six CTS Scholarship in Physics: Kevin Augustine Akira Clark Cosmo Cripe Logan Hilbert Ryleigh Jebson Joy Thompson And, we will… Read more »
The IU South Bend Physics Club has released Volume 4 of their newsletter: This Month in Physics Club April.
The IU South Bend Physics Club has released Volume 3 of their newsletter: This Month in Physics Club March. Here’s the announcement text from the newsletter authors: Hey All! I hope this email finds you well and ready to learn more about the fascinating world of physics! I am thrilled to announce that the third… Read more »
The 2023 Zone 8 Meeting of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was hosted by the IU Bloomington chapter this year, from February 24th to February 26th, and five members of the IU South Bend Physics Club made the trip: Phillip Derrickson (’24), Emilee Edmonds (’24), Ryleigh Jebson (’25) Preston Porter (’23), Joy Thompson (’24)…. Read more »
The 31st annual Science Alive was held at the St. Joseph County Public Library on Saturday, February 11, 2023. The Physics Club organized a table with the goal of exposing attendees to smart-phone based data collection using the freely available phyphox app. Co-presidents Emilee Edmonds (’24) and Preston Porter (’23) each took shifts, along with… Read more »