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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Arizona
SPS SOCK (Science Outreach Catalyst Kit) Intern
Society of Physics Students
Janessa Slone Final Presentation.pdfAbstract:
The Science Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK) is intended for use by Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapters around the nation. This year's theme is Eclipses in preparation for the upcoming 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses. Chapters will be provided with one box that contains 4 activities to promote public awareness to a variety of age groups and the general public. Numerous demo videos and instruction documents were created and shared on social platforms including TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and the SPS National Website, in addition to the creation of the SOCK. The goal of these projects is to continue the shared passion of service and outreach amongst SPS members.
My name is Janessa Slone, I am a rising Space Physics Senior with a minor in Computer Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott. I have been involved in SPS for three years, including holding an officer position for two years. I am currently doing research with the astound Dr. Bailey where I focus on Short Range Tests of Gravity and Newtonian Potential. This includes analyzing different texts and opinions, deriving complex equations, and developing the ability to view the universe at a large scale. I am also a Physics Lab Teaching Assistant for different levels of physics.
In the past year, I was the President of ERAU's chapter and Zone 16's AZC. I continue to advocate for Physics and Astronomy outreach as I have a passion for inviting and connecting new members to our community. As an active member of SPS, I’ve participated in Physics Demos where I speak to a variety of audiences explaining physics concepts at a general level. As an officer, I started my chapter's Member of the Week which gained a lot of attention and involvement from my chapter. My contribution to the program has taught me the importance of engagement and inclusion in order to promote the growth of the physics community by acknowledging new opinions and ideas.
I am beyond stoked to be working with SPS National as the SPS SOCK Intern and continuing to grow this welcoming community.