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2008 SPS National Interns
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Jenna Smith   Jenna Smith
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Internship: SPS SOCK/MRSEC
• Introduction
• Online Journal
• Final Presentation
• Where Are They Now?
Final Presentation: Abstract

SOCKs, Computers, and Camps
A large focus of the Society of Physics Students is outreach, both in undergraduate institutions and in the community. Each year, the Society of Physics Students summer interns develop and put together the SPS Outreach Catalyst Kit, or SOCK. The theme of the 2008 kit is “Makin’ Waves” and it includes three topics: polarization, sound waves, and reflection and refraction. Each topic uses fun toys such as long springs, Boomwhackers®, and Jell-O® to engage college students and schoolchildren alike. Development of the SOCK and the society’s focus on outreach is complemented by the opportunity to work with the summer camps at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Maryland.

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