• Society of Physics Students
    Society of Physics Students University of Maryland College Park
  • Society of Physics Students
    Society of Physics Students University of Maryland College Park
  • Society of Physics Students
    Society of Physics Students University of Maryland College Park
  • Society of Physics Students
    Society of Physics Students University of Maryland College Park
  • Society of Physics Students
    Society of Physics Students University of Maryland College Park
  • Society of Physics Students
    Society of Physics Students University of Maryland College Park

Zone Meeting Program

Program may be adjusted as needed. More details will be added closer to the event.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

9:00am

Registration Opens

 

Location: Physical Sciences Complex Lobby

10:00am

Meeting Welcome (PSC Lobby)

 

Sarah Monk, Associate Zone Councilor

Donna Hammer, UMD Chapter Advisor, Zone 4 Councilor

Stephanie Williams, UMD SPS President

10:30am

Outreach Session presented by Towson University (PSC 2136)

11:15am

Break

11:30am

"Wonderful, Winding Careers in Science" 

 

Dr. Ellen D. Williams

Distinguished University Professor, UMD

Former Chief Scientist, British Petroleum

Former Director of ARPA-E, DOE

 

Location: PSC Lobby

12:30pm

Lunch
 

Location: PSC Lobby

2:00pm

Parallel Workshops: Coding, Community Sustainability, or Sustainable Cooking Workshop

 

Coding Workshop: Led by Orlando Romeo (UMD SPS VP), Brady Easterday (UMD SPS

Treasurer)

Sustainability Workshop: Led by Stephanie Williams (UMD SPS President), John Evans

(Head of Physics Makerspace)

Sustainable Cooking Workshop: Led by Tori Palmaccio (UMD SPS Member), Brady

Easterday (UMD SPS Treasurer)

Location: Toll Physics Building

3:30pm

Break

3:45pm

Sustainable Jobs Workshop

Workshop Lead: Kerry Kidwell-Slak, Assistant Director for SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma.

 

Location: PSC 2136

4:30pm

Chapter Sustainability Workshop

Workshop Lead: Sarah Monk, Associate Zone Councilor, Zone 4 SPS

 

Location: PSC 2136

5:15pm

"The Effect of Human Activity on Atmospheric Composition"

 

Dr. Ross Salawitch

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
University of Maryland, College Park

Location: PSC 3150

6:30pm

Dinner

 

Location: PSC Lobby

7:30pm

Activity Time

 

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt or Game Night

9:00pm

Movie with popcorn

 

Location: PSC Lobby

10:30pm

Curfew for Sleep-In

 

Location: PSC Lobby

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

8:30am

Breakfast and Poster Session

9:30am

"Connecting with SPS National and what it can do for you"

 

Sarah Monk

Associate Zone Councilor

Society of Physics Students Zone 4

 

Location: Toll 1201

10:00am

Break

10:30am

UMD Nuclear Reactor Tour

12:30pm

Closing Remarks

 

Donna Hammer, Zone Councilor

Stephanie Williams, UMD SPS President

 

Location: PSC Lobby

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News Flash

UMD Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

UMD Wins Outstanding Chapter Award
For the second year in a row, The Society of Physics Students at The University of Maryland has been awarded the SPS Outstanding Chapter Award. Criteria for SPS Chapter recognition in each zone include the chapter's involvement in local, zone and national...
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Chapter Advisor wins UMD Outstanding Advisor Award

Chapter Advisor wins UMD Outstanding Advisor Award
Donna Hammer, Director of Student and Education Services, was awarded the Outstanding Advisor for a Student Organization Award for her role as UMD Chapter Advisor of the Read More...

Support UMD SPS

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for undergraduate students, and exists to them help transform themselves into contributing members of the professional science community. SPS activities include organizing a physics tutoring center, running weekly seminar meetings, hosting the annual research fair and showcase, leading outreach activities, and much more. We are able to fund these activities through the support of donors like you.

Through the donations of our supporters, we are able to offer events and activities that strengthen the critical skills needed to flourish professionally including effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.

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