A branch of the national SPS organization.
Optics opportunities in industry, research; graduate advice with Roger Smith, President of NW chapter of the Optical Society 5 pm, Willamette 112
SPS Coffee hour Socialize, network, mentor or be mentored, work problems or just hang out! 3 pm, Physics Reading Room
Information about Upcoming Events and Meetings
Monday, October 6 Will be our annual Fall meet'n'greet event. This is a great opportunity to meet each other, your peers and professors casually over coffee and snacks. Query us for class recommendations, tips on getting in to a research lab, who's doing what in the department or just general college life tips! We will also have a short presentation on the UO chapter and national organization of SPS, including the opportunities available and benefits to joining.
About the Society of Physics Students:
The Society of Physics Students is a national organization aimed at creating a community of physics undergraduates across the nation. There are currently about 700 active chapters of SPS on campuses around the country, with more involvement every year. SPS is open to all students interested in physics, and includes a variety of majors including mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, astronomy, and geology, among others. SPS is an organization under the American Institute of Physics (AIP), which helps fund and support SPS members. Visit the national SPS website here: AIP Society of Physics Students Webpage
Want the benefits of being a part of the national SPS organization? Click here to join! Only $20 annually for students.
General Info for Physics Undergrads
Be sure to also see the UO Physics Department Homepage for more information about majoring in physics.
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Want to get involved in SPS?
Contact any of our current officers if you have any questions, ideas, cool physics stories, or if you would like to become more involved with the SPS officer team. You can also contact the SPS advisor, Stan Micklavzina.
At the week 4 SPS meeting in Spring 2013, guest Dr. Ben McMorran shared his optics research on Experiments with Free Electron Orbital States. He discussed his experimentation with creating vortex beams, and the applications they have in imaging equipment.
Link to the presentation
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