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PhysCon Articles

This compilation of articles by SPS Reporters captures the full depth and breadth of PhysCon 2016.

HPU Faculty and Students Recognized for Research and Innovation

High Point University, December 22, 2016

High Point University seniors Simeon Simeonides and Matt Iczkowski received Optical Society of America poster awards in applied physics for research they presented at PhysCon.

Student Kristine Romich and her Passion for Physics

Wright College News, December 15, 2016

Student Kristine Romich’s passion for physics recently led her to San Francisco where she presented her research at the 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon).

STEM students expand learning opportunities at conferences

The Hilltop Monitor, November 18, 2016

Recently, several William Jewell students in the science departments attended national conferences where they had opportunities to network and present research.

Students run, duck in laser tag tournament at Physics lobby

The Independent Florida Alligator, September 19, 2016

About 25 students participated in a laser tag tournament, held Friday, which aimed to raise money for students to attend PhysCon 2016 in November.

Physics groups offering bricks from demolished Meyer Hall

Colorado School of Mines Newsroom, August 26, 2016

Two student physics organizations are offering bricks salvaged from Meyer Hall, the longtime home of the Physics Department, as a reward for helping members attend the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students in the world.

PhysCon Unites Undergraduate Physics Majors Across The Globe

Texas Lutheran University Blog, August 5, 2016

TLU physics faculty and students are looking to join around 1000 undergraduate physicists on November 3-5 in Silicon Valley for a weekend filled with professional development, debates concerning common issues within the physics community, and visits to iconic scientific venues.

Prepping for Congress (PhysCon)

by DJ Wagner, The SPS Observer, Winter 2015

As I realized how amazing the [2004] conference was, I thought, “I am bringing a busload of students to the next one!” 

Science Driving Innovation: Introducing the theme of the 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress

The SPS Observer, Fall 2015 

So important is the connection between science and innovation that the upcoming 2016 Sigma Pi Sigma Quadrennial Congress (PhysCon) just outside of San Francisco will be devoted to the topic; its theme will be “Unifying Fields: Science Driving Innovation.”