Discovering the Scientist Within
A free Saturday workshop designed to introduce middle school girls to careers in science, technology and engineering. The workshop includes hands-on activities and the opportunity to meet successful women engineers, doctors, veterinarians, research scientists, and university professors. PhIS hosts a physics theme room and interacts with about 25 girls every year at this event.
PhIS had their own room consisting of demos that demonstrate the different representations of physics concepts and unique bios of scientists from a variety of fields and backgrounds.
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
At CUWiP, budding physicists will experience a professional conference, learn about graduate school and professions in physics, and share invaluable experiences, advice, and ideas with other women.
Oregon State University hosted CUWiP in 2016 and PhIS was the team behind holding the conference. We also encourage member to attend future conferences and have helped assist them in that effort.
Recruitment and Retention
Our group often participates in local school club events. Most commonly we attend the Beaver Fair and the College of Science Social at the start of spring term at OSU. We often host socials at the start of the term to encourage inter-club engagement and departmental involvement in the group.
Group Self Care
PhIS has frequent self-care events to create community with in the group and help members de-stress and discuss the current events of their lives. Some activities include hikes, coloring, game nights, and more.
da Vinci Days
da Vinci Days is all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), showcasing the creativity of community members, students and staff from local schools, LBCC, and OSU. The festival includes multiple events in April and the third weekend of July.
PhIS tables at the event to reach out to the community with cool merchandiser, science demos, and great conversations.
Beautification of Weniger Hall
PhIS a continued effort to help make the building that hosts the physics department look nicer and be a more welcoming place to all. In this vain we have painted different rooms within the building and updated displays in our hallways. We have also collaborated with the local chapter of the Society of Physics Students at OSU to paint.