Recent Events

2016 Spring Semester

Professor Jim Gates talks with students in the 399C class.
Students in the 399C class talk with Professor Gates.
Members of the 399C class attend the 5/17 Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lecture: "A bridge too Far? The demise of the Superconducting Super Collider" hosted by AIP.
Donna presents the S-STEM program at the 2016 APS March Meeting in Baltimore.
Tim discusses the 299B research course as part of the S-STEM program at the 2016 APS March Meeting in Baltimore.
Students compare problem-solving approaches on whiteboards during 399C class.
Members of the 399C class attend the 2/18 Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lecture: "Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters" hosted by AIP.
Maya is inducted into UMD's chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, a physics honor society.
Sarah introduces her topic as part of a science policy presentation in 399C.
Ravi presents her science policy idea for the 399C PCAST project.
Tamar discusses his research on a pressing science policy issue during his 399C presentation.
Landry discusses his PCAST science policy options during his presentation in 399C.
Merideth gives her 399C PCAST science policy presentation.
Samuel highlights data during his PCAST science policy presentation in 399C.

2016 Maryland Day (4/30)

Donna and Maya take a break for a picture while preparing ice cream as part of an outreach activity during Maryland Day.
Tim performs a demonstration with liquid nitrogen at Maryland Day
Bill pours liquid nitrogen to make ice cream for a visitor during Maryland Day.
Hoyoung helps a group of Maryland Day visitors make hovercraft from CDs and balloons.

2016 Research Showcase (4/28)

Audience members listen to a talk at the department Research Showcase.
Merideth discusses her research on UV Lithography.
Maya shows off her poster on multi-jets final states.
Landry talks about his research on NbTi superconductors.
Sarah discusses her poster on her research project building a super cold trap.
Maya receives an award for her outstanding poster at the 2016 Research Showcase.

2015 Fall Semester

Students work together on peer editing outlines of their TED Talks.
Sarah and Austin work on communication skills in preparation for TED talks.
Sarah learns about research opportunities in the physics department at the Research Fair.
The Society of Physics Students gather after hosting the department's Research Fair.

2015 AAPT Summer Meeting (7/25-7/29)

Josh discusses his research and poster at the 2015 AAPT Summer Meeting in College Park, MD.
Josh receives an award from the SPS National President for presenting at the AAPT Summer Meeting.
Hoyoung receives an award from the SPS National President for presenting at the AAPT Summer Meeting.
Hoyoung presents his research poster at the AAPT Summer Meeting.
Tamar participates in an SPS panel at the AAPT Summer Meeting.
Donna gives a talk on the S-STEM program at the AAPT Summer Meeting.
Tim presents on the S-STEM program at a talk during the AAPT Summer Meeting.
Members of the UMD SPS at the AAPT Summer Meeting in College Park, MD.
Tamar and Tim give part of a demonstration presentation at the AAPT Summer Meeting.
UMD Physics Department planners, organizers, and staff for the AAPT Summer Meeting meet with Dean Jayanth Banavar of UMD's College of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

2015 Spring Semester

Professor Jim Gates talks with students in the 399C class.
Jennifer attends "An Experiment," a thought-provoking play put on by the Physics Department, and contributes to the discussion on gender bias.
Bill takes the 399C class on a tour of his research lab, explaining the function of some of the equipment used.
Lenore presents part of her lesson on how to nail a job interview during 399C class.
Tom helps to facilitate mock interviews during 399C class.
Students conduct a mock job interview in class.
Josh, Donna, and Tim at the 2015 NSBP National Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

2015 Physics Undergraduate Research Showcase (4/29)

399C Class at the Undergraduate Research Showcase.
Josh Samuel receives an award for "Outstanding Poster" at the showcase.
Maya showcases her poster on Detector Development for the LCH upgrade.
At the University Research Day, Kevin discusses his poster on radio wave scattering in the ionosphere.
Sam talks about his research poster on how supermassive black holes could affect star formation in galaxies.
Hoyoung points out some of his data on Ghost Star Halos in Dwarf Galaxies.
Jennifer discusses her research on the compton scattering and bremsstrahlung cooling balance in AGN feedback.
Robert shows off his poster on radio wave scattering in the ionosphere.
Nicholas talks about his work on developing a Xenon "super" cold trap.
Josh stands proudly in front of his poster on Simulations of Liquid Scintillator Tile for the Hadron Calorimeter Upgrade. His poster was awarded "Outstanding Poster" at the department undergraduate showcase.
Students in the Spring 2015 299B research course at the physics department's spring Research Showcase.

2015 Maryland Day (4/25)

The group of volunteers for Maryland Day.
Tom dressed as Isaac Newton for Maryland Day.

2014 Fall Semester

The class evaluates physics job postings as part of an activity in professional development.
S-STEM group pauses for a photo at the end of class.

Physics is Phun (10/24-10/25/2014)

Robert portrays Benjamin Franklin at Physics is Phun.
Joshua performs a demonstration of the superconductor at Physics is Phun.
Group picture of all of the Physics is Phun volunteers.