2021 Spring Zone 7 Meeting

Meeting Announcement

The virtual Spring 2021 Zone Meeting for SPS Zone 7 was held on April 9-10, 2021, in conjunction with the Spring 2021 Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS). The theme of the meeting is "Physics Research and Applications in Space." There was no cost to attend, but you did need to register at the meeting's web site.

Students who wished to make an oral or poster presentation at the OSAPS meeting should have submitted an abstract by March 26 following the instructions on the meeting's web site. You needed to set up a free APS account to register and submit. Note, however, that free membership is available for students who are first-time APS members (yes, it's really free!), so you might as well join!

Students who are not presenting at the OSAPS meeting do not need to be an APS or SPS member to participate in the SPS zone meeting activities. But, of course, we encourage all students to join SPS to take advantage of its great benefits!

Meeting Schedule

All the zone meeting events were scheduled around the OSAPS meeting events so that students could attend both. All activities were held remotely via Zoom or Discord, as indicated. For the Discord session, you will need to accept the Discord invitation using the link below. (Last Updated: 10 April 2021)

Friday, April 9, 2021

4:00-4:30 pm: Zone 7 Meeting Kick-off [Zoom]

The kick-off event gave students the chance to meet students and faculty from other chapters around the zone. Associate Zone Councilor, Grant Mathias, and Zone Councilor, Prof. Ronald Kumon, provided an overview of the latest news, events, and programs from the SPS National Council. The slides from the presentation have been posted.

9:00-11:00 pm: Virtual Board Game Night [SPS Zone 7 Discord]

We played famous board games with fellow zone members. There was also a physics-themed Kahoot game with a grand prize of an Amazon gift card!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

1:00-2:00 pm: Panel Discussion on Physics Majors in the Workforce [Zoom]

We collaborated with OSAPS to organize a panel discussion by physics majors who have directly gone from their undergraduate programs to the workforce. Panelists included Spencer Furin from NASA Glenn Research Center, Sally Dagher from General Motors Corporation, and Nathaniel Mosher from Akebono Brake Corporation.

The recording of the insightful discussion has been posted on the SPS Zone 7 YouTube channel.

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend!

Throughout the meeting, we had attendees from Kettering University, Michigan State University, John Carroll University, Ohio University, University of Toledo, Grove City College, and Marshall University. Check back on the SPS Zone 7 web site for announcements about future zone meetings.