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Student Physics Society - Seven Roles
Background image - Ring Nebula M57 by Chris Gallick

Upcoming Events and Ongoing Projects

  • The next meeting of the Physics Club will be in September.  Watch this space for details.
  • Check out the minutes of recent meetings.
2002-2003 Officers - photo

SPS National

Club Photo taken September 20, 2001

Highlights from 2001-2002

Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Banquet - April 23, 2002

Paul Barton, Mike Koepp, Adam Guy and Dan Pfeifer.  The guest speaker was Cecilia Vogel, "Switch Your Focus to Equalization - What nonlinear optics can do for you".


Derek, Pat and Karen

"Benefits of Summer Research for Undergraduates", Derek Strom, Pat Watts, and Karen Andeen - Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at 11:30 am in Science 304.  Each of these physics majors spent about 15 minutes sharing their exciting experiences of doing research during the summer of 2001 - Pat at the U. of Florida and Karen and Derek at FermilabHere are some great opportunities in physics and engineering.

Working on an engine for the hovercraft project.  This work is being done in the physics shop located in the basement of the science building.  Club members had earlier built a working prototype of a hovercraft and demonstrated how it could move down the hallway.  Pictured here are Pat Watts, Nate Atterberry and Paul Choin (seated).

January 8, 2002
Highlights from 2000-2001

Outreach program -  4th grade class at Franklin Elem. School, Moline, Apr. 5, 2001

Pat Watts, Adam Geske, Bob Hoffmann, Brice Corrigan
Club members took a field trip to Fermilab and to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago on Saturday, March 31, 2001.  In the right-hand picture: Row 1 - David Renneke, Bob Hoffmann, Cy Henningsen, Nate Atterberry, Kevin Mahoney. Row 2 - Cecilia Vogel, Andrea Jaeger, Derek Strom, Pat Watts, and Brice Corrigan.

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Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Banquet - March 28, 2001

Nathan Atterberry, Karen Andeen, Robert Hoffmann, Adam Geske, and Patrick Watts.  The guest speaker was David Levy, "Conveying the Excitement of Science".

Christmas party - Dec. 21, 2000

Outreach program - 6th grade class at Butterworth Elem. School, Moline, Feb. 5, 2001

Cecilia brought these homemade Christmas cookies - accelerator rings, stars, ...

Chris Gallick, Andrea Jaeger, Pat Watts, Derek Strom, Matt Fisher Chris, Derek and Pat Andrea and Derek

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