The Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapters are divided into 18 geographic zones, and many zones hold meetings each year. SPS offers support at a level of $500 for SPS chapters hosting a zone meeting. Learn more on the “Host a Zone Meeting” page.
Zone 1: Trinity College, Connecticut, April 13-14, 2012
The Spring Zone 1 Meeting was held at Trinity College, Connecticut. In total, they hosted about 40 guests from the following schools: Suffolk University, Trinity College, Gordon College, UMass-Amherst, Boston College, Southern Connecticut State University, UMass-Dartmouth, and the University of Hartford. There was Pizza Dinner and Movie Night, Student talks and poster sessions, tours, and lectures.
Zone 2: Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, March 2-3, 2012
On the weekend of March 2nd-3rd, 2012, Adelphi University, in Garden City, NY, hosted the Zone 2 Spring Meeting for the Society of Physics Students. Altogether, over 60 students and faculty were in attendance from Adelphi University, Cornell University, St. John's University, Columbia University, and students from Garden City High School.
Zone 2: Siena College, Loudonville, NY. April 14, 2012
On April 14, 2012, another successful joint hosted conference for undergraduates was held at Siena College, Physics Department, Loudonville, New York. It was the third shared undergraduate symposium held at one of the Rochester Symposium for Physics (Astronomy and Optics) Students (RSPS), Society of Physics Students (SPS) Zone 2, colleague’s venue!
Zone 5: Wake Forest University, April 20-21, 2012
Wake Forest hosted a successful Zone Meeting of the Society of Physics Students from April 20-21, 2012. It was attended by 56 students and faculty from eight institutions. In addition to food, there was a public talk by Nobel Laureate Dr. William Phillips (open to the public with 450+ attendees), department tours, a poster session, and the main event: five undergraduate talks.
Zone 6: Florida State University, April 13-15
Florida State University (FSU) hosted the 2012 Spring Zone 6 meeting in Tallahassee, FL. Around 60 students from Auburn University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, University of Florida, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and Jacksonville University came to represent their respective SPS Chapters and participate in the events at FSU.
Zone 7: Ohio State University, April 14-15, 2012
The Society of Physics Students at The Ohio State University hosted the 2012 Zone 5 meeting. Guests enjoyed several talks given by recognized biophysicists from all over the country, along with a poster session held for visiting undergraduates. Posters ranged from topics on Monte Carlo simulations of polymer statistics to improvements on calculating the astronomical range on planetary bodies.
Zone 10: Henderson State University, March 9-10, 2012
This year, Henderson State University hosted the Zone X Conference. It was well attended by Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, University of Central Arkansas, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Mississippi, and Henderson State University. There was Liquid Nitrogen Icre Cream, a planetarium show, a cook-out, a game night, among many other things.
Zone 12: University of Central Oklahoma, April 13-14, 2012
This spring, the University of Central Oklahoma hosted a meeting attended by over 15 students from three different schools: University of Central Oklahoma, Pittsburg State University, and East Central University. The goal of hosting this meeting was to promote the interaction, in a professionally relevant context, between physics students from the universities that attended.
Zone 15: Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho, March 9-10, 2012
The SPS/AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) meeting unofficially started around 5 pm on March 9th at the local Pizza Pie Café in Rexburg Idaho. Thee we had three chapters from: Idaho State University, Brigham Young University, and Brigham Young University of Idaho. Guests in total ranged at about 50 people including both students and professors.
Zone 17: Green River Community College& Bellvue College, Bellvue, Washington. March 30-31, 2012
Co-hosted by Green River Community College and Bellevue College. Written by Vi Tran, President, Green River Community College SPS. This year the SPS Zone 17 meeting was held in conjunction with the Spring 2012 PNACP meeting at the Bellevue College campus in Bellevue, Washington. The meeting held over a two day period featured various talks from speakers on a range of topics including Slow Slip Earthquakes, Metrology and a Planetarium show.
Zone 18: California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA, April 27-28, 2012
The Zone 18 Zone meeting was great fun. In all there were about 65 students who attended some parts of the meeting. There were groups or individuals from CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Sacramento, CSU Pomona, Sonoma State, Fresno City College, Willow International, as well as students from some local high schools.