Oregon State CLA presents a talk by Dr. Vershawn Ashanti Young, a linguistic researcher and author, on code-switching and black language appropriation in academia. The talk is virtual and public, next Thursday (Feb 24th) from 12pm – 1:30pm. Several PhIS members are attending and we want to encourage as many people as possible to come too! If you can’t make this event, there are many events organized by various OSU organizations that are acknowledging and celebrating Black History Month – we encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities to learn and reflect.
On Tuesday, Feb 22nd, we will be watching Fixed: The Science / Fiction of Human Enhancement. This is a documentary that explores the opportunities and consequences of biotechnology, and challenges our definitions of ‘disabled’ and ‘normalcy.’ For information regarding this events location, please contact PhIS.
November 23rd at 7-8pm in Kelley 1001 Girls Empowerment, Engineering, and Outreach club is hosting a trivia night. They say:
“Come join us to get to know our club, do some trivia, earn prizes, and eat food! We welcome all students who are passionate about our cause, and if you would like to become a member, we can get you on-boarded at our event.”
This Friday (November 19th) PhIS will be hosting an informal open ‘forum’ this Friday for undergrads to ask grad students questions. From 4pm to 5pm (right before SPS game night!), a few physics graduate students have volunteered their time to answer any questions you have. This is an opportunity to ask your questions in a group to a ‘panel,’ OR grab a one on one consultation with a grad student!
This is your hour to find out:
How did you decide on a grad program?
What advice do you have for _ type of research?
What experiences have you had resolving conflicts in your work / research group?
Can you give me feedback on part of my school / internship application?
How about this research presentation I’m working on?
How did you get funding?
What do you wish you knew about being a grad student / physicist earlier?
Did you ever have any doubts about going to grad school?
And anything else you are curious about!
Please join our email list for more information about the location and the remote options. We hope to see you there!
This week is the second annual Black in Physics week. As a part of celebrating the black physicists and their contributions, Physics Today magazine has commissioned black physicists to write essays each day this week. This year’s topic is burnout. Read about the essay collection here:
You can also check out the essays from last year as well.The essays, are short, enlightening, and well worth the read!
#BlackInPhysics Week 2021 essay series The theme of this year’s #BlackInPhysics Week is “Blaze Beyond Burnout.” The organizers are partnering with Black mental health experts to lead discussions of burnout, self-care, and ways to mitigate the harm caused by anti-Black racism in academia.To strengthen community building, we’ve augmented our social programming, which includes a cooking class led by a Black mental health …
PhIS general meetings will be on Thursdays at 3pm, every other week. Our first meeting is this week, on the 28th! The goal of the meeting is to talk about all the things we can do this term / year, and to share what everyone is most interested in. We can get to know what the club has done in the past, and start to set goals for what we’d like to see this year.
For the meeting location information, please join our mailing list!
The Materials Research Society (MRS) is hosting a webinar titled “Banish Imposter Syndrome for Good! Strategies and Tactics for Dealing with Self-Doubt.’ The webinar is on Thursday, Oct. 14th, at 9am pacific time. Learn more and register here.
The Academic Success Center is hosting a series of virtual workshops this term! They cover topics of time management, stress, writing, motivation, and much more. Find more information and register for the ones you want here.
With help from students, the College of Science created the Diversity Action Plan to promote equity in STEM. On Tuesday, Oct. 12th, there is a launch event in the MU Ballroom from 5 – 6pm. There will be discussions, small group conversations, and free food. Georgia (PhIS president) will be there! Be a part of the change you want to see in our college! If you can attend the event, RSVP here.
Our next PhIS meeting is on Mon. 5/10 at 3pm (PT).
Here is the agenda:
Discussion: New Physics Department head The Physics Department is searching for a new head. We will be discussing what qualities you would like to see in the new head. Your opinions will be taken into consideration!
Physicists for Inclusion in Science (“PhIS”, pronounced “fizz”) grew out the “Women in Physics” group. We support members of underrepresented groups as they pursue their careers. The group meets several times a term for discussion and to organize events and activities. The group consists of students, faculty and staff in the Physics department, alumni, and other physicists on campus or in the community.
PhIS is still running but with a social distancing model! How can we help you during these trying times?
If you have an idea for a project, event, or anything else that you want to see PhIS take on, we’d love to hear from you! Please follow this link to our poll for sharing your ideas with us.
Let it be acknowledged that Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary’s River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org/) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (http://ctsi.nsn.us/).
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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.
Spring 2019 Peavy Arboretum Hike and Summer 2019 Mary’s Peak Hike
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.
OSU Physicists for Inclusion in Science (PhIS) has had an amazing year! We are a student organization sponsored by the physics department and our aim is to increase the number of female and underrepresented minority physics majors on campus by fostering a more inclusive environment. We have continued working towards that goal this year through a number of education, mentoring, community building, outreach, and social events.