• Features
  • About
  • Careers
Features USM to Host 2-Day Physics Conference

USM to Host 2-Day Physics Conference

-

On Friday, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) will kick off a two-day physics conference in the Thad Cochran Center. The event is open to fellow SPS members as well as the public.

The event will include a guest lecturer, physics demonstrations and research presentations from The University of Southern Mississippi as well as others. Various chapters of the society will also be in attendance as they socialize and connect in the name of physics.

SPS is a nationwide organization that connects people who love physics and want to spread the love and knowledge in their own communities.

The first day of the conference will take place in the Thad Cochran Center, Room 216 at 7 p.m. The guest lecturer will be Rost Parsons from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Parsons is going to talk about weather and how we can help control it,” said Khin Maung Maung, the department chair of SPS. “It will be things we need to know regarding events such as Hurricane Katrina. That affects everyone.

Following the guest lecture, Saturday at 1 p.m. the physics demonstrations and research presentations will begin in the physics department of the Bobby Chain Technology Building. Demonstrations will include liquid nitrogen, lasers and a pool of non-Newtonian fluid that viewers can jump in.

According to senior physics major and USM SPS president Robert McGrath, organization members hope the public will come out and enjoy
the festivities.

We want to engage our community as often as we can, so we are inviting everyone we possibly can to come to this lecture and see these demonstration whether they be in college, high school or homeschool,” McGrath said.

McGrath goes on to encourage students to join the chapter by mentioning his experience and love for the organization as “it’s a good place for people to hang out and become friends.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to come and be apart of this really fun and interactive event,” McGrath said. 

The Southern Miss chapter, chartered in 1968, consists of 13 active members along with faculty that visit high schools and other colleges in hopes of interesting people in the STEM fields. The chapter is part of zone 10, a regional district that consists of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and the western half of Tennessee.

For more information on the conference or joining the organization, visit www.usm.edu/physics/organizations.

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Jack’s Movie Shack keeps movie rentals alive

Southern Miss alumnus Daniel Greer co-owns Jack’s Movie Shack in Laurel with his wife Tiffany, and the two can often be found below the neon glow of an open sign in one of the last movie rental stores in the country.

McNair takes student outreach and support role

When Delores McNair started her journey at Southern Miss, she was the office secretary. As she took on more responsibilities and duties throughout the years, the title of her position went through several changes too.

‘Charli’ confirms that Charli XCX is that girl

Charli XCX’s third studio album “Charli” is a heightened continuation of her mixtapes “Number 1 Angel” and “Pop 2.” Featuring mixed themes of isolation, indulgence and friendship, “Charli” near-perfectly melds frenetic dance tracks with somber pop ballads.

Terrell lives dream through restaurant

Victoria “Vikki” Terrell’s life has not necessarily been an easy one. Growing up in Hattiesburg, Terrell was faced with the challenge of living up to the legacy of her father, Southern Miss football legend Clemon Terrell.

Prism Center provides training for prospective LGBTQ+ allies

Southern Miss Allies and the Prism Center of Southern Miss is providing training for students and faculty that will help them to become official allies of the LGBTQ+ community here at Southern Miss.

Must read

Jack’s Movie Shack keeps movie rentals alive

Southern Miss alumnus Daniel Greer co-owns Jack’s Movie Shack in Laurel with his wife Tiffany, and the two can often be found below the neon glow of an open sign in one of the last movie rental stores in the country.

McNair takes student outreach and support role

When Delores McNair started her journey at Southern Miss, she was the office secretary. As she took on more responsibilities and duties throughout the years, the title of her position went through several changes too.

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you