This week we speak with Professor Art Ramirez about Condensed Matter Physics (CMP). It can be confusing to understand the subdivision under the umbrella of physics, this meeting works to demystify the work being conducted.
Did you attend last week’s Research Fair and want some guidance on how to follow up with the connections you made? Then you should watch SPS’s workshop for a step-by-step guide on how to join a research group, after speaking last week with physics faculty. Topics to be discussed will include how to conduct meetingsContinue reading “Research Fair Follow Up Workshop”
This week we had the pleasure of hosting some of our very own undergraduate researchers to share their experiences on the topic. Three speakers talked about their path into research positions as well as the work currently being done. By talking about their own struggles, students can work to demystify the research landscape. Each ofContinue reading “SPS Symposium”
This week we sit down with three UCSC Physics faculty to talk about the work currently underway in each of their labs. We had the pleasure of sitting down to hear from David Smith, David Lederman and Tesla Jeltema. Each presented in this order and shared slides that are easily accessible below. We hope thatContinue reading “Faculty Panel”
This week was a hands on meeting meant to help students on their journey to applying for REUs(Research Experiences for Undergraduates). The task of writing an application and sending it off for someone else to review can feel extremely daunting. So frightening in fact that some students put off the process of applying until itsContinue reading “REU Workshop”
It can be extremely intimidating to get started in research at the undergraduate level. Know that you’re not alone in your feelings of inadequacy while daring to think about research, The truth is that anyone can do research and the fears we have about joining a group are always more detrimental than real. Professor RajaContinue reading “What’s an REU?”
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 veryContinue 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. InContinue 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 alongContinue reading “Stargazing Night 2019”
Starting January 5th, 2021 every event is recorded and posted to this page. Within a few days after meetings on Thursdays at 5PM, a new post will be created with the video and saved chat.
Subscribe to Meeting Notification
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.