New SPS Officers

Congratulations to the new SPS officers, elected for the 2009-2010 academic year:

  • President: Ben Ryan
  • Vice President: Staci Small
  • Treasurer: Gavin Teague
  • Secretary: Nick Vann
  • Historians: Amanda Rebovich and Wolfgang Troth

Tentative Class Schedules for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

These schedules are subject to change!

Fall 2009

Course (sections)
Instructor Days
PHYS 331, AC/DC Circuits (1) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 321, Modern Physics (1) Dunning TBA
PHYS 326, Optics (1) Parry Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 322, Nuclear and Particle Physics (1) Holmstrom Lec: TBA, Lab: TBA
PHYS 201, University Physics I (2) Parry Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 101, General Physics I (3) Dunning TBA
PHYS 100, Physics for Educators (4) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 103, Conceptual Physics (2) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA

Spring 2010

Course (sections)
Instructor Days
PHYS 341, Electronics (1) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 332, Electricity and Magnetism (1) Dunning Lec: TBA
PHYS 260, Introduction to Experimental Design (1) Parry TBA
PHYS 352, Mechanics (1) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 400, Unifying Principles of Physics (1) Dunning, Holmstrom, Moore TBA
PHYS 202, University Physics II (2) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 102, General Physics II (2) Dunning TBA
PHYS 100, Physics for Educators (4) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 103, Conceptual Physics (3) Parry Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA

Fall 2010

Course (sections) Instructor Days
PHYS 331, AC/DC Circuits (1) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 321, Modern Physics (1) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 326, Optics (1) Parry Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 332, Electricity and Magnetism (1) Dunning TBA
PHYS 305, Physics Seminar (1) Dunning TBA
PHYS 201, University Physics I (2) Parry Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 101, General Physics I (3) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 100, Physics for Educators (4) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 105, General Astronomy (2) Dunning Lac

Spring 2011

Course (sections) Instructor Days
PHYS 324, Thermodynamics (1) Moore TBA
PHYS 401, Quantum Mechanics (1) Dunning TBA
PHYS 260, Introduction to Experimental Design (1) Parry TBA
PHYS 352, Mechanics (1) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 400, Unifying Principles of Physics (1) D/H/M TBA
PHYS 202, University Physics II (2) Moore Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA
PHYS 102, General Physics II (2) Holmstrom TBA
PHYS 100, Physics for Educators (4) Dunning TBA
PHYS 103, Conceptual Physics (3) Parry Lec: T,R, Lab: TBA

Longwood’s First Physics Graduate: Lisa Hanmer Perdieu

Recently, Wayne Meshejian got in touch with Longwood University’s first physics graduate, Lisa Hanmer Perdieu. Lisa is Principle Engineer at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Kansas City Plant, where she has worked since 1989.

Lisa Perdieu

Lisa received a BS degree in Physics, and Masters degree in Supervision from Longwood University. She has worked in the field of Thick-Film Hybrid Microelectronics for 28 years including 5 years with The General Electric Company (defense weapons), 4 years with Honeywell in Newport News, VA (automotive sensors) and 19 years with Honeywell in Kansas City (nuclear weapons). Lisa is currently involved in the development of high value multilayer film capacitors, in addition to providing the day-to-day engineering support necessary for the production of advanced radar development thick-film networks. Continue reading

SPS Meetings

SPS Meetings are in full swing at LU, even as we head in to Spring Break. At our most recent meeting we tore each other up on the Wii, and tried to charge an Ipod using a onion soaked in Gatorade. Didn’t work. Check out the pictures! Continue reading

Welcome Back!

Classes are off to a fast start at LU. Here’s what we’re offering this term:

  • PHYS 100, Physics for Educators, Michelle Parry
  • PHYS 101, General Physics I, John Skrobiszewski
  • PHYS 102, General Physics II, Chris Moore and John Skrobiszewski
  • PHYS 105, General Astronomy, Rodney Dunning
  • PHYS 202, University Physics II, Michelle Parry
  • PHYS 324, Thermodynamics, Chris Moore
  • PHYS 332, Electricity and Magnetism, Rodney Dunning
  • PHYS 400, Unifying Principles of Physics, Rodney Dunning, Chris Moore, and Michelle Parry
  • PHYS 401, Quantum Mechanics, Keith Rider
  • Various independent study and research projects

We are looking for TAs for General Astronomy! Astronomy lab meets Tuesday night. You need to be available from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The major responsibility involves helping set up and take down lab equipment, including the telescopes. Outside labs meet at the Farmville Airport. (Dr. Dunning can provide transportation.) You do not need any astronomy background. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Rodney Dunning at dunningrb@longwood.edu.

The SPS will start meeting soon! Check this space and MyLongwood for more information.

Operation Turkey

SPS is participating in Operation Turkey, sponsored by the Longwood chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha fraternity. Operation Turkey was started up several years ago to help provide a proper Thanksgiving meal to the less fortunate in the Farmville Area. Individuals, groups of people, and organizations sign up to provide that meals. Phi Mu Alpha corresponds with several charity organizations in the Farmville Area such as Steps and Crossroads. These organizations provide Phi Mu Alpha with a list of families with the number of adults and children.

Our goal is to collect at least $50.  The money will be used for gift certificates to a local grocery store.  We’ll be collecting money from SPS members and anyone else who wishes to participate.  Please bring your money to the next SPS meeting, Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at 4:00 PM, in Room G-12, New Science Center.  If you cannot make it to the meeting, you can give your contribution to Dr. Dunning in 208-B, New Science Center.

Suggested donation: $5.00 per person.

Thank you for participating with SPS in Operation Turkey!

SPS Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Longwood chapter of the Society of Physics Students will be Wednesday October 23 at 4:00 PM, Room G-12, New Science Center.

Pizza, soft drinks, and some entertainment.  Join us!