Upcoming SPS Events!

Hello Everyone!

We are having a club meeting this Thursday February 21st in room 209, which we will be discussing exciting events coming up.

One of the events coming up is Broom Ball, with KME and CSS. Broom ball is a sport where everybody goes to an ice rink and plays hockey with broomsticks and a ball (no ice skates).
The night of broom ball is Friday night, technically Saturday morning at 12:00 am. Broom ball will be 10 dollars per person, you can carpool with the club at 12:00 am or show up at the rink with your money.
We will also be having Science cafe on March 8th at 7:00 pm at Applebees on Grand. Science Cafe is an event where a guest speaker and students discuss science over food and drink. Our speaker will be Dr. Mallinckrodt and he will be discussing black holes.
The first weekend of Spring break the physics club will be going to Joshua Tree for our annual camping trip. The deadline to sign up for the trip is March 1st either in the club room or on Facebook.
Movie Nights will be on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Before the meeting the Physics department will be having a research open house where you will be able to see what all the professors are working on in their labs.

Hope to see you all at the meeting.
Thank You
Secretary Marc Pearson

Seminar Thursdays

Cal Poly Pomona
Physics and Astronomy Seminar
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013


Glenn Boreman

Physics and Optical Science Dept.,

UNC, Charlotte

Graduate Research Opportunities in Optics at UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an interdisciplinary PhD program in optical science and engineering, which is administered by the department of physics and optical science. We have a variety of ongoing research topics spanning the range from fundamental optical science to optical fabrication and metrology.  An overview of the optics faculty and their specific research interests will be presented, along with a discussion of some of the unique optics facilities at UNC Charlotte.  Information will be presented regarding the application process and financial support.

Prof. Glenn Boreman is the chair of the Physics and Optical Science Dept. at UNC Charlotte since 2011.

He was on the faculty of the University of Central Florida/CREOL for 27 years.  He holds degrees in optics from Rochester and Arizona.

10:50 a.m. Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Lecture

Building 8 (Science Bldg.) – Room 241

For further information, please call (909) 869-4014

Tuesday, October 2, the Physics faculty is welcoming you back for fall by hosting a potluck (professors provide the food!) from 11:30am to 1:00pm in 4-1-314.  Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 4, SPS is holding their first general meeting at 12:00 pm in Room 8-209b.  Movie Night will also be hosted on Thursday, but is expected to start around 7:00 pm in Room 3-2011.

End-of-the-Year BBQ

An End-of-the-Year BBQ will be catered by the Society of Hispanic Scientists and Engineers on the lawn outside of Building 8 on Thursday, May 31.  This BBQ will last from 11:30am to 1:00pm, with Vegetarian options available.  Please let your fellow classmates know, this event is free for students!

Enjoy your last week of academics and Good Luck on your Finals!