Archives—February 2012





Graduate Student Government Presents Research Colloquium February 2-3, 2012

Each spring, GSG sponsors the Graduate Research Colloquium Poster & Presentation Competition. Poster Presentations in physics include (view the abstract list):

  • “Thallium Doping of (PbSn).5Te.5 and Iodine Doping of PbTe to Create More Efficient Thermoelectric Materials” by MICHAEL ADLER (Physics Undergraduate Major)
  • “Computational Prediction of the Behavior of MOF-74 Under Hydrated Conditions” by ANDREW J. KENNEDY & LOREDANA VALENZANO (Assistant Research Scientist)

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Another Outstanding Chapter Award for the Society of Physics Students

The Michigan Tech chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as one of the 2011 Outstanding SPS Chapters. This is the second year in a row that the local chapter has earned such a distinction from the Zone Councilors and Associate Zone Councilors.

This chapter is part of Zone 09, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Upper Michigan, and Wisconsin. Award selection criteria include involvement with national meetings, outreach effort, community service, interaction with alumni, student recruitment, and more.

According to the Zone Councilors & Associate Zone Councilors, “This chapter makes a great push to keep alumni involved, while still looking towards the future and actively recruiting new members.”

“Our major is not easy, and we work together in order to make the times more fun, as Physics is our passion, and though it can be frustrating at times, we want nothing more than for our students to want to get a career in Physics.”