SPS Get Together

Thursday, March 31st, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Listed on the SPS national calendar

Student Hosts:

Vanessa Espinoza - Associate Zone Councilor (for the Zone 13 of SPS)
Keeley Townley-Smith - President of the Lamar SPS Chapter
Suzanne Wheeler
Jamie Stafford
Carlos Caballero

Faculty Hosts:

Dr. Kevin Dodson, Dean of Reaud Honors College
Dr. Cengiz Sen - Event Coordinator
Mr. Justin McCollum - Star Party Coordinator


Dr. Dean Zollman, Kansas State University
Dr. Steve Bradshaw, Rice University
Dr. Talat Rahman, University of Central Florida
Dr. Paul Snijders, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Gillian Nave, National Institute for Standard and Technology

SPS Social with refreshments and beverages - sponsored by Reaud Honors College

  • Student Life at Lamar – short video by Carlos Caballero
  • Grad School Panel -  “Transformation from an UG student to a researcher”
  • Jeopardy Game – contest among SPS chapters with physics related and non-physics related categories.
  • Social time with board games. Catchphrase or Cards Against Humanity
  • Star party – using a Meade Telescope 14” LX200 GPS

Jeopardy Game between SPS Chapters

General Categories for physics related questions:

  • Classical Physics: Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Theory of Relativity
  • Astronomy and Stellar Evolution
  • Famous Experiments in Physics
  • Nobel Prizes in Physics (people and their research)
  • History of physics
  • Recent discoveries in physics

General Categories for non-physics related questions:

  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Philosophy