Haunted Physics Lab 2014

The Society of Physics Students will be hosting our annual Creighton University Haunted Physics Lab on October 28-30, 2014 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Earthly ghosts and goblins of all ages will have the chance to learn about the science behind optical, electrical and mechanical phenomena and illusions during the Annual Haunted Physics Lab at Creighton University. The free event, sponsored by Creighton’s Physics Club, provides hands-on activities in which participants will confront optical, electrical and mechanical phenomena and even have an opportunity to create laser light shows. The haunted laboratory includes 30 interactive exhibits, ranging from a vampire in “Dracula’s Tomb” to a chamber with a body-less “Physics Department Head.”

The Creighton University Haunted Physics Lab is popular with everyone from small children to adults. It's a great chance to have some fun while learning a little science with your high-school or college physics class.

Haunted Physics Lab

Tuesday, October 28 through Thursday October 30: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Creighton University, Rigge Science Building, Room G16 (ground floor)

Physnic 2014

We kicked off the Fall semester with our annual Physnic cook-out, which was hosted by the Society of Physics Students on Saturday September 20th from noon to 2 p.m. at Elmwood park. We had a great time with tons of delicious food and beautiful weather.

We were honored to have the company of Clifford J. (Cliff) Sturek (Class of 1964) with his wife Dorothy (Dottie), and George B. Van Haven (Class of 1960).  Both received Bachelor of Science degrees, majoring in mathematics and minoring in physics.

CU Physics Graduate student is one of 11 selected for summer research in Italy

Physics graduate student Barak Gruberg was one of 11 students selected for an exchange program high energy nuclear physics research in Italy this summer. He will be working in Turin. This opportunity is jointly funded by the US Department of Energy and the Istituto Nazionale de Fisica Nucleare (INFN).

INFN, one of the leading organization worldwide promoting basic scientific reasearch, is involved with cutting-edge activities in all major INFN-DoE areas of interest: Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Detector Physics (see http://www.infn.it/).

 

Evening of Reflection 2014

Physics Students, Faculty, and Staff,

The 2014 Evening of Reflection will be held on Saturday April 26th at Lower St. Johns on the Creighton Campus. The program will begin at 4:30 pm and includes dinner (Catered by Big Mama's Kitchen!). Some of the events of the evening will include:

  • Reflections from seniors and graduate students who will be graduating in 2014
  • Induction of new members into Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society
  • Announcement of new Society of Physics Students (aka physics club) officers
  • Departmental Awards Ceremony ( College of Arts and Sciences Awards, Graduate Student Awards)
  • Dinner and refreshments!

Everyone is invited! A good time will be had by all!

Location: 
Lower St. Johns
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/26/2014 - 16:30
Contact info: 
Nathan Horst or Dr. Soto

Field Day 2014

This spring, the Creighton University Society of Physics Students (CUSPS) will  sponsor Physics Field Day, a day of activities and excitement for high school students. The theme of the 2013 Physics Field Day is "The Physics of Everyday Objects." The day is filled with competitions that require understanding and application of basic physical principles. We in the CUSPS believe that physics can be enjoyed in a hands-on, competitive spirit. There is an event for everyone! It is our hope that the diversity of the Physics Field Day events will encourage many students to participate and challenge themselves.

Information on how to register for this event is found in the attached rulebook.

 

Field Day 2014
Location: 
Hixson Lied Science Building
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:00
Contact info: 
Nathan Horst (nathanhorst@creighton.edu)

Dr. Gintaras Duda Featured in CASE Publication as US Professor of the Year

Gintaras Duda

Reigning "US Professor of the Year," also known as Gintaras Duda, Ph.D. is featured in the most recent issue of Currents regarding his achievement.  To read the full article, click here.

Our SPS chapter rocks!

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Our Chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been designated honorable mention and named a

2012-2013 Distinguished SPS Chapter

by the Society of Physics Students (www.spsnational.org), an organization of the American Institute of Physics. This is an outstanding recognition of the leadership and activities of the Physics Club members during the 2012-2013 year, together with a strong report put together by the 2013-2014 Physics Club officers.

This recognition shows the strong spirit of our physics club, precisely on the 50th anniversary of its existence: a tradition full of energy that moves forward and renovates itself every year. Great job, physics club members!

 

For a complet list of SPS chapter awards, see http://www.spsnational.org/programs/awards/2013/oca.htm

 

Dr. Gintaras Duda named Professor of the Year!

Gintaras Duda

"The U.S. Professors of the Year awards program celebrates outstanding instructors across the country. Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate education."

 
Congratuations to Dr. Duda for this excellent accomplishment!
 
You can read more about the award from the CASE websiteCU press release or this Omaha World Herald article

 

Physnic 2013

The PHYSNIC onSATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st @ NOON! As the name suggests, this event is a physics picnic, where the entire physics department including faculty go to ELMWOOD PARK (66th and Elmwood Park RD.) eat food, socialize and play games!

If you need a ride to the physnic, or if you are willing to drive other students that do, there is a sign up sheet on the door of HLSB G55. 

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Location: 
Elmwood Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 12:00
Contact info: 
Nathan Horst (President CUSPS)

Matt Armbruster gets First place award at the student programming competition at the XSEDE13 Conference

Matt Armbruster was awarded FIRST place at the student programming competition that took place at the 2013 XSEDE conference in San Diego, California. This was a very exciting moment and a recognition of Matt's strong programming skills. Matt has been doing research with the Computational Molecular Biophysics for two years and will be finishing his master's studies by May 2014. If you see Matt around, congratulate him for his achievement!

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