UNA Society of Physics Students
The Society of physics Students at UNA has a very active SPS chapter. We have weekly meetings to organize our activities. Our activities include:
- Public outreach on campus and at the First Fridays
|Physics fun for Purple Reign week, 2011.|
- Invited speakers
|Dr. Erika Grundstrom of Vanderbilt talks about Be stars. March 2013.|
- Attendance at state, regional and national conferences
Students attended the SPS Southeast regional meeting in Puerto Rico in March 2014
Mary McDaniel won second place in the physics poster competition the 2014 Alabama Academy of Science Meeting at Auburn for her work on Radio emission from the Sun with Dr. Mel Blake.
Taylor Garber won first place in the physics talk competition and Christian Bayens won first place int he physics poster competition at the 2013 Alabama academy of science meeting.
Mary McDaniel won first place at the PHYSCON2012 meeting in Orlando Florida in November 2012 for her poster paper on Delta Scorpius. This meeting is only held every four years and was a national win!
Taylor Garber won second in the student talk competition for Physics at the 2012 Alabama Academy of Sciences Meeting for her work using GALEX satellite data to study old open clusters in the ultraviolet.
- Social events such as the annual Christmas party and Sci Fi nights at the planetarium
All students at UNA are welcome to joining the SPS and we are a recognized student organization.
UNA SPS News
The UNA SPS meets at the planetarium each Wednesday at 4PM. All UNA students are welcome to join whether they are physics majors or if they are just interested in astronomy and physics.
The SPS attended the Alabama Academy of Sciences meeting at Samford University. SPS President Taylor Garber won first place in the undergraduate student physics talk competition. Treasurer Christian Bayens won first place in the undergraduate physics poster competition.