Category Archives: Events

Black Lives Matter in Academic Spaces – Three Lessons in Critical Literacy

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.

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GEEO Trivia Night

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.”

Their club page is:

Black in Physics Week

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 …

This Friday, Halloween party!

SPS and Astronomy club are hosting a pumpkin painting and movie night this Friday (10/29) at 5:20pm. There will be hot chocolate, hot apple cider, candy, and pizza. Pumpkins are provided!

For the event location information, please join our mailing list!

Our first official meeting! (Fall 2021)

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!

Election Season

It’s election season for PhIS, and nominations are now open!

Here is the link to the Google form to nominate people for PhIS officer positions. (note: nominations are limited to OSU students)

You can nominate yourself, you can nominate multiple people for the same position, and you can nominate the same person for multiple positions, so don’t hold back!

Nominations will close at 3 pm PST on May 24th, 2021, so don’t wait!

PhIS Meeting 5/10/2021

Our next PhIS meeting is on Mon. 5/10 at 3pm (PT).

Here is the agenda:

  1. 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!
  2. Trivia!!!
  3. Discussion: Team-Up report
    We will be discussing Factor 3: Academic Support. This is on page 4 of the recommendations, and pg. 38-43 of the full report.
    Link to recommendations
    Link to full report

For the zoom link, please join our mailing list or contact us through this page.

2019 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.

2019 Self Care Hike

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.

The APS CUWiP at Oregon State University 2016

CUWiP 2016 Group Photo

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.