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2012 Future Faces of Physics Awards

Award Info

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Marsh W. White The following SPS chapters have been granted Future Faces of Physics Awards to help fund their outreach projects during the coming academic year. Future Faces of Physics Awards are made to SPS chapters "to to support projects designed to promote physics across cultures." The goal of the Future Faces of Physics Awards program is to promote the recruitment and retention of groups historically underrepresented in physics.

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  Left to Right: Justin Dove, Sajan Shrestha, Nabil Merchant, Monika Mohacsi, Danielle Sofferman, William Miller, & John Huber

Adelphi University

Lab for Kids

Project Proposal Final Report

We propose to demonstrate and discuss a homemade electric generator as part of our “Lab for Kids” outreach program. We plan to purchase the components necessary to construct such a generator, and develop a modular kit that the children could assist us in assembling, resulting in a working electric generator.

Principal Proposers: Justin Dove, Sajan Shrestha, Monika Mohacsi, & John Huber
Faculty Advisor: Professor Sean Bentley

 
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  Hartnell College
  Left to Right: Tito Polo, Kayla Vuong, Jose Rico, Jaime DeAnda, and Brooke Haag

Hartnell College

SPS and MeCHA clubs present a talk by UCSC astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

Project Proposal Final Report

The Hartnell physics and MEChA1 clubs will host a guest lecture by Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, UC Santa Cruz astrophysics professor. He will tell the inspirational story of how he became one of the world’s leading astrophysicists and the youngest person to be inducted into the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

Principal Proposers: Kayla Vuong & Jose Rico
Chapter Advisor: Brooke Haag & Tito Polo

 
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  Idaho State University
  Clockwise from the Bottom Left: Eric Ivie, Marcella Edgley, Steve Shropshire, Cody Stock, Chris Eckman, James Wilson, Dallan Duffin, and Jason Stock.

Idaho State University

Punk'N Chuck Competition

Project Proposal mouseFinal Report

We request funds to allow Native American students of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation to participate in our “Punk’n Chuck” and Egg Toss competition next fall. This will spark interest and enthusiasm for science and engineering and promote STEM in a significantly underrepresented group.

Principal Proposer: James Wilson
Chapter Advisor: Dr. Steve Shropshire

 
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  University of Michigan
 

Left to Right: Dan Smolkin, Nick Maher, Blythe Moreland, Scott Haselschwardt, Christine Harris, Nick Hac, Britney Blankenship, Kevin Anderson, and Henriette Elvang

University of Michigan

University of Michigan SPS & Detroit Partnership Mentor Program

MouseProject Proposal mouseFinal Report

University of Michigan's SPS is starting a collaboration with the Detroit Partnership to form a mentor program with 5th-8th grade students at Michigan Technical Academy. SPS has 34 volunteers that will be pen pals to their assigned student. We will meet with the children 3-4 times to do demos and activities, such as a Physics of Sports day with sports demos, recreational activities, and liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Principal Proposers: Britney Blankenship, Christine Harris, Nicholas Maher, Blythe Moreland, Nicholas Hac
Chapter Advisor: Henriette Elvang

 
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  University of Southern Mississippi
 

Back Row, From Left to Right: Austin Andries, Charles Young, and Tyler Reese
Front Row: Melanie Brady, Amanda Palchak, and Alyece Willoughby

University of Southern Mississippi

Creating a Mentoring Program for First Year, First Generation Physics Students

Final Report

Almost half of the University of Southern Mississippi physics majors change their field of study after their first year in college. By "Creating a Mentoring Program for First Year, First Generation Physics Students," SPS will provide mentoring and tutoring for these target students with the goal of retaining them in the physics program.

Principal Proposer: Amanda Palchak
Chapter Advisor: Dr. Alina Gearba

 
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