This week was all about what it takes to be a researcher in the an academic setting. From sub-atomic particles to galactic bodies, research is constantly undergoing and evolving. After everyone had their fair share of delicious Costco pizza and snack we all took our sits for the discussion to come. One of our very … Continue reading Talking About What it Takes to Become a Researcher
This week, SPS and SUM hosted a joint meeting where members competed in a building competition. Attendees were given simple household items (popsicle sticks, rubber bands, spoons) and tasked with making a catapult strong enough to launch a mighty pebble. Five teams of six gathered both wit and supplies as tensions grew between groups. In … Continue reading Catapult Fun with SUM
On Friday, April 12th 2019 a few brave students stood upon a very cold field to enjoy a beauty night sky. As physicists we all, at one time or another, wondered what lied above the clouds. Despite the cold sea breeze and less than ideal light conditions, members where able to enjoy the sights along … Continue reading Stargazing Night 2019
Science, particularly physics, affects us all. The phenomenal effects of gravity do not stop working when we leave our campus. Neither should our imagination and that's why we work with our local community to inspire others to join in observing our world through a physics lens. Every quarter we provide hands-on activities to students around … Continue reading Beyond UCSC
Ever looked around your room and thought, "Hm, you know this would be a lot easier with snacks. Or other physics students. Or both!." Then have we got the place for you! *insert introduction trumpet sound* Thimann Labs 103A!
In science it is always better to work together than against one another. Pair up with experienced students and get a helping hand from those who have been where you are now. Sounds great right! We think so too. In collaboration with the Women in Physics and Astrophysics group, we pair up newer students with … Continue reading Mentorship Program
Remember the hours spent trying, begging, your eyes to stay open while a club meeting goes on. Don't get it twisted, we love the area they cover but sometimes they can be really really boring. We take a completely different approach by actively working on new and upcoming projects.