Davidson College SPS Chapter

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On October 1, 2010, Dave posted Club Information

Contact Information

Ryan Kozlowski
rykozlowski at davidson dot edu

Nikos Dokmetzoglou
Vice President
nidokmetzoglou at davidson dot edu

Chaney Barnes
Vice President
chbarnes at davidson dot edu

Bjorn Ordoubadian
Vice President
bjordoubadian at davidson dot edu

Mario Belloni
Chapter Advisor
mabelloni at davidson dot edu

Chapter Members

  • Alden Hart
  • Alexander Tyner
  • Andreu Glasmann
  • Ben Gauthier
  • Ben Stroup
  • Bjorn Ordoubadian
  • Cameron Bard
  • Christopher Trennepohl
  • Colin Tyznik
  • Collin Malone
  • Dave Donnelly
  • Evan Welchman
  • Fritz Healy
  • Grace Watt
  • Graham Wrenn
  • Gray Yarbrough
  • Guy Scott
  • Jackson Spell
  • Jacob Simmonds
  • Jessie Barrick
  • Jonathan Szelistowski
  • Kari Sickles
  • Kelly Myers
  • Keyuan Zhou
  • Kyle Dorman
  • Leah Ruckle
  • learnmore shenje
  • Lucas Mykulak
  • Marcus Begley
  • Mario Belloni
  • Matthew Dix
  • Maxwell Henry
  • Molly Marshall
  • Peter Rossi
  • Phillip Wall
  • Rob Hagerty
  • Ryan Kozlowski
  • Salahadin Mohammed
  • Sam Castle
  • Sarah Friedensen
  • Se'Vaughn Carter
  • Thomas Keller
  • Tyler Murray
  • Vincent Hickl
  • Wade Morgan

Davidson College SPS Chapter Image

This is the Web Page of the Davidson College Chapter of SPS.  The above picture is of our SPS Chapter with John Mather (middle back), winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. The video of Dr. Mather's public lecture can be found here.


Recent and Upcoming Events

For 2014-2015 events click here.
For 2013-2014 events click here.
For 2012-2013 events click here.
For 2011-2012 events click here.
For 2010-2011 events click here.

January 19: First SPS Meeting, with PIZZA. Met to discuss and organize events for the coming of the semester.

January 15-17: Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab. Students Layan Anabtawi and Yasmina Tabbal attended the conference.

September 10-January 6: Annual SPS Fantasy Football Challenge. 9 students and faculty entered; Tan Phan won.

December 8 & 10:  SPS  End-of-the-semester student research presentations and holiday party. 

November 13: Stargazing at Fisher Farms.  Our largest event, over 500 attendees viewed the stars, galaxies, and star clusters.

November 5: Stargazing as part of the Environmental Action Coalition's Do it in the Dark Event.   Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to weather.

October 30: Haunted Dana Science Building and Party. We had a great Halloween party and set up boo bubbles, Jacob’s ladder, Wimshurst machine, Van de Graaff, and other "spooky" apparatus. There was even music. Continuing a trend of best costume winners, Ryan Kozlowski won the costume contest as a dead ringer for Dr. Yukich.

October 18: Kickball Tournament, 2-5pm. Unfortunately torrential rains prohibited the "fall classic."

October 16-17: Society of Physics Students – Zone 5 Meeting (Joint NCS-AAPT), Davidson College. The SPS Zone 5 meeting was held at Davidson College this year and was a great success. There were 30 undergraduate students from across the state in attendance and 10 undergraduate research posters presented in a dedicated 1-hour SPS Poster session.

September 26-October 22: SPS GRE Prep. Join us and faculty for GRE prep sessions, in classical, modern, quantum, E&M, and stat/therm.

September 11: Vermonster Challenge for MS. Our bellies were willing and this year we did it.  However, due to some poor judging, we were not victorious.

September 2: First SPS Meeting of the semester.  Join us to discuss events this semester and learn about the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma.

August 28: Second Annual SPS Ice Cream Social. Over 60 SPS and prospective physics majors attended.  We made liquid nitrogen (experimental) ice cream as well as traditional store bought (theoretical/computational) ice cream.

August 25: Davidson College Activities Fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m., on Chambers Lawn. This is a super opportunity to connect with new students as well as upper-class students about SPS. 

July 14:  Summer SPS Picnic for research students and faculty.

June 14: Submitted 2014-2015 Chapter Report.

May 1: Ryan Kozlowski ran for Associate Zone Councilor for SPS Zone 5. Ryan was elected the 2015-2106 Associate Zone Councilor for SPS Zone 5.

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