Stars - SPS Awards and Accolades
2013 Marsh W. White Award Recipients
Abilene Christian University
LIGO Public Outreach Videos
The SPS chapter will write, film, and produce a new LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) video explaining general relativity to the public.
Central Washington University
Using Water Rockets to Launch Interest in Physics
Students in grades 6–12 will learn to design and construct rockets made from soda bottles, water, and other common items.
College of William & Mary
Demos in the Sun
During spring outreach events, outdoor physics demonstrations aimed at nonphysics students will highlight kinematics, propulsion, and rocketry.
Colorado School of Mines
Partnerships in Physics IV: An Exciting Catapult Outreach Project
Middle and high school students will learn about projectile motion and teach elementary students how to build small catapults.
Cleveland State University
Physics Club: Investigating Phases at Campus International School
A physics club program, begun two years ago, will expand after-school sessions at Cleveland Campus International School.
A carnival that includes a ring-toss game, a fun house, and ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen will get middle and high school students excited about physics.
Eastern Michigan University
Annual Physics Building Competition
A new annual competition will challenge introductory physics students to build roller coasters.
A Physics Olympics for SPS chapters and colleges in zone 18 will include events such as bridge building and egg drop competitions.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Physics Outreach Using Modern Medical Physics
Demos for students and citizens in a rural Indiana town will mix physics and medical technologies.
Physics Extravaganza at Rites to Play
Bouncing magnets, air-zookas, and fire tornadoes will introduce students to physics at a college festival.
Sonoma State University
Elementary Electromagnetism in Action!
Magnetism demonstrations will inspire and educate fourth-grade classes.
University of Louisville
Updating a Display Case
An interactive display case maintained by the physics department will be upgraded to be more attractive and engaging.
University of Southern Mississippi
Hubfest: Physics Outreach Day for Mississippi’s Pine Belt Community
Laser demos will take place at a local community festival called Hubfest attended by 30,000 people.
University of Texas at Dallas
Rocket Competition: Physicists Versus Engineers
This SPS chapter will challenge engineering students and the public to a friendly rocket launch contest.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
High in the Sky: An Elementary Physics Project
A high-altitude balloon project has lofty ambitions to inspire elementary students.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Physics is Phantastic Phunstop 2013
Students from 25 elementary schools will be invited to a workshop that explores energy storage, conversion, and use.