SPS held elections for the 2019-2020 Academic Year Board today! Here’s our new board for the upcoming year:
Vice President: Viktoria
Public Relations: Jason
Curriculum Committee Heads: Austin & Royce
Outreach Committee Head: Redoan
Diversity Committee Heads: Viktoria & Royce
Congrats again to the new board! May Arthur Holly Compton be your guiding light.
The Physics Department has approved new interdisciplinary sciences. Specifically, an Astrophysics Major and a Biophysics Track.
Here’s a StudLife Article on the new major and track!
The physics department approved biophysics as a new track in the department. Special thanks to Austin Stover and Royce Dong for leading the march to get this approved and to Professor Carlsson for his guidance in implementing the track. We look forward to all the students that decide to follow in the biophysics track!
The physics department approved astrophysics as a new major in the department. Special thanks to Austin Stover for leading the march to get this approved and we look forward to all the students that decide to major in astrophysics!
The physics department has now successfully recruited two new faculty from the nuclear theory search, both of whom happen to be female. We are looking forward to welcoming Saori Pastore and Maria Piarulli to our department!
Congratulations to our SPS officers for the 2018-19 school year!
President: Tyler Satchel Orden
Vice President: Julia Cohen
Treasurer: Ryan Wahidi
Secretary: Jason Tang
Historian: Viktoria Ohstrom
Public Relations: Jeremy Smith and Riley Martell
Webmaster: Redoan A. Salam
New majors committee: Austin Stover (chair), Royce Dong, Prajwal Keranahalli, Abheek Raviprasad, and Jeremy Smith
As well as members of department committees:
Department renovations: Jeremy Smith
Diversity committee: Riley Martell, Viktoria Ohstrom, and Tyler Satchel Orden
Fermilab postdoctoral fellow Maria Piarulli will be joining our department in Fall 2018. The rest of the tenure-track faculty are all male, so this marks a huge step forward for the department. Congratulations!
Here’s a Studlife article published today about the offer.
Thanks to SPS Public Relations officer Jason Tang on leading the way to start a Peer-Led Team Learning program for introductory physics! (He did this independently of SPS – we’re not trying to take credit)
This is so awesome! Thanks for helping out so many physics students, Jason! Check out the full story below in the student newspaper.
Student Union Senator Brian Adler teamed up with SPS to pass a resolution through Student Union Senate on the preservation of departmental libraries, including physics. The text can be found at the following link: