Green River CC Society of Physics Students members visit the North American Eagle, possibly the fastest land vehicle in the world.
Green River Community College (GRCC) is proud to have one of the most active SPS chapters of any two-year college in the nation. SPS members at GRCC have majored in everything from physics to engineering to art.
Membership in SPS at Green River gives students a chance to learn about science far beyond the content of their science classes. The GRCC SPS chapter has watched films on string theory and visited a supersonic car. SPS members have worked on building a muti-processor computer cluster and assembling a detector of cosmic rays. All of the topics investigated by SPS are chosen by the student members. The activities of the club are limited only by time and imagination.
The GRCC SPS chapter was honored as an Outstanding SPS Chapter in both 2005 and 2006. The national award is based on the depth and breadth of GRCC’s student activities in areas such as physics research, public science outreach, and physics tutoring programs. The much-honored GRCC Physics Department was also recently named as one of ten exemplary two-year college physics programs in the country by the American Association of Physics Teachers. Dr. Ajay Narayanan advises the SPS chapter at GRCC and serves on the national council of SPS in Washington, DC.
SPS Activities and Events
Hosted Zone 17 SPS Meeting in concert with Pacific Northwest Association for College Physics (PNACP)
Movie Screening: Sir Isaac Newton – Newton’s Dark Secrets
Developed Linux Parallel Processing Clusters
Tour of University of Washington Nanotechnology Lab
Experiments – Breaking Glass with Sound
Field Trip – Seattle’s Museum of Flight
SPS Advisor: Dr. Ajay Narayanan
SPS President: Daniel Mounts
SPS Vice Pres.: Jolyn Chew SPS Secretery: Hasna Benzekri SPS Treasurer: Andy Hayles