Gettysburg College

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The Gettysburg College Society of Physics Students is open to everyone who is interested in physics, astronomy, and/or how things work.  SPS at Gettysburg College seeks to enhance the education of all its students, to entertain and motivate, as well as to offer a forum for the contributions that students make to the scientific community and to society. Come join us!         

Officers:  
 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Sheehan, 13, President

Lauren Nowicki, 14, Vice President

Brian Flood, 14 Secretary

Charlie Reinhardt, 13, Treasurer

Michael Strickland, Faculty Advisor

 

SPS works to bring guest speakers to campus, to discuss current and continuing areas of interest; organizes visits to such places as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and serves as a place for students and faculty to come together informally to exchange ideas, get to know one another, and have some fun.

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The Physics Department also maintains a website listing
Summer Research Opportunities, as well as a page on some Some Interesting Websites on physics and astronomy topics and employment, and the National Office of the Society of Physics Students has  a Job Resource website that you may find of interest (particularly if you are a senior); it promises to help you "post  your resume and...match you with cool jobs. Search for jobs from over 1,000 of the top companies." 

The Statistical Research Center (SRC) of the American Institute of Physics conducts extensive research on undergraduate and graduate physics programs in the United States.  One of the Institute's primary activities is to publish reliable information on the characteristics and evolving trends including employment data, of the physics/astronomy communities.  The information is timely and informative - check it out!

 

Interested in astronomy?  Get involved in the Asteroid Patrol or speak with Larry Marschall about our Observatory, NURO, and/or Friends of Astronomy (free to G'burg students), and Ian Clarke about Hatter Planetarium.

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The Gettysburg College Musselman Library maintains a website of physics research guides and there are many sites with information about employment opportunities for physicists; below are just a few that may help (we can't guarantee any of these, of course, and if you find some that we list are not good, let us know; if you find others that are good, let us know that, too).  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/physics/SPS/hangingoffplateau.jpg

Dice Inc.
headHUNTER
Monster Job Search
jobs.net
USAJobs
 is the Federal Government's web site for open positions.  Make sure you follow the "professional" and "entry level professional" links. Many jobs are posted here and updated daily.

And again, the American Institute of Physics is an excellent site: news, bulletins and a neat little job bank.

CareerThoughts seeks to assist students in finding what kinds of jobs are available for their particular skill sets and/or interests.

Science Applications International Corporation is a placement service.

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American Physical Society
Careers Using Physics
Physics Jobs Online
Science Careers
Careers in Science and Engineering
PhDs.org
The American Astronomical Society
Science Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Physicists and Astronomers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Teacher-Postsecondary from the Occupational Outlook Handbook

 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact an officer or Dr. Strickland.
 

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  The Society of Physics Students
  Campus Box 405
  Gettysburg College
  Gettysburg, PA. 17325

 

The Physics Department is located in Master's Hall (look for the fountain!)


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..even physics carols - and oral examination procedures...
 

Graph paper, anyone?

*okay - so silly doesn't cover it...

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