The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.
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.
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 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 …
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!
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 Rainbow Continuum’s annual drag show will be held live at LaSells on November 19th. They are looking for performers!
These are offered in person and virtually- register on OSU-Handshake.
- Tues., October 12: Prepare for Virtual Career Fairs
- Thurs., October 14: Virtual & In-Person Interviewing
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.
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!
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!
- 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
PhIS will be having a Zoom movie night tomorrow (12/19) at 7pm. We’re going to be watching Bill Nye: Science Guy though Netflix Watch Party.
PhIS will be having a Zoom trivia night tomorrow (12/11) at 4pm.
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.
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.