*see Happenings page for club meeting dates
SPS (Society of Physics Students)
Dr. Scott Hawley is the faculty advisor for this organization.
President: Daniel "Toast" Taber
Vice-President: Georgia Fisher
Secretary: So Ra "Sarah" Chung
Treasurer: Cameron Hardwick
Physics Students Sponsor an 'Egg Drop' Contest
|Dr. Scott Hawley dropping the apparatus of SPS President Daniel Taber, who is holding the height gauge|| Anthony Irwin - 1st place winner
Alisha Dowling - 2nd place winner
Society of Physics Students (SPS) build a trebuchet!
Society of Physics students Phil Feurtado, Clark Shell and Stewart Brenegar show off the trebuchet they built. A trebuchet is a medieval siege device similar to a catapult. It uses the potential energy of a heavy weight set to launch a smaller projectilegreat distances.
This student organization's purpose is to promote research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology through seminars and laboratory opportunities, while providing a social setting for networking and volunteering.
Dr. Rachel Rigsby serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.
SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society)
SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) has an active chapter on campus. Belmont received a Commendable Award for the activities of their local chapter at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA in March 2012 . The chapter also received a Commendable Award at the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, CA in March 2011. Dr. Alison Moore and Dr. Rachel Rigsby are the faculty advisors. Students involved in SMACS have participated in the following activities:
- attended regional and national ACS (American Chemical Society) meetings
- visited local high schools to present Chemistry demonstrations
- offered convocation programs on campus as part of National Chemistry Week
- participated in Explorations in Chemistry --- High School Chemistry Day at Belmont
- participated in CSI Week at Belmont and CSI: Belmont......Whodunnit?
The Belmont chapter of SMACS entered a video in the ACS Presidential Video Challenge. The videos are to reach out to elementary and middle school students and help them develop an awareness of who chemists are and to understand how important chemistry is to their lives. Here is the link to Belmont's SMACS video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKr__4TXV9g
Dr. Rachel Rigsby and Dr. Alison Moore, along with nine Belmont University students, attended the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in San Francisco, CA on March 25-27, 2012. Four seniors -- Grant Anderson, Katherine Whitfield, Jenny Westbrook, and Ben Heacock -- presented undergraduate research posters. The other Belmont students -- Amy Henderson, Roxy Musharrafeia, Rebecca Newton, Logan Books and Johnny Truong -- presented a poster on the Belmont SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) Chapter activities.