Nucleus Contest Archive

Describe your summer in acrostic form - Aug 26, 2010

We want to hear how you spent your summer.  Did you do an REU or other internship?  Did you take summer classes, work at the mall?  We would like to know, but we want to add a creative element to it, so we would like your description to be in the form of an acrostic.  If you want to find out about acrostics, you can look here.  An example of something that might be submitted is

Refreshing break from a pipeline job, an
Exploration of highly excited atoms included
Scanning pungent physics texts,
Extravagant with curvy greek letters.
Alluring, they beckon like sirens.
Resistance is futile! I'm
Captivated by their elegance,
Hopeful to invent a new configuration.

Post your responses in the contest forum.  The winner (as chosen by the Nucleus staff), will receive a prize from the SPS store.

Best Professor - Apr 14, 2010

We only had one entry in the last contest, so congratulations to Northern Arizona University on their Pi Day celebration.

Our new contest coincides with Outstanding Chapter Advisor nominations.  Tell us about the best professor you've ever known.  This could be someone you took a class from, or someone you worked with outside of class.  Be sure to tell us what made this person special.  Entries should be posted in the contest thread, which can be found here.

January 2010 Contest - Jan 1, 2010

Our recent pair of contests have now ended. Thanks to those who participated!

View the winners for the Best Physics Joke and the Best Advice for a Student's First REU!

Our new contest has you answering the question, "Who has the best Pi Day celebration?"