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3/19/2014 - Theremins
4/2/2014 - Decision Making / Delphi Method
4/16/2014 - Rattlebacks
4/30/2014 - Sunny: Giant Fresnel Lens Glass Making
4/30/2014 - Cloudy: Rocket Bottles
Meetings will be on Wednesdays at 11:00AM. Flarsheim Hall, Rm. 256.

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Welcome to the UMKC chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS).
Membership in our chapter of SPS is free and open to any student at UMKC. We are one of nearly 700 chapters in colleges and universities in the United States.



3/05/2014 - Delphi Method!

Today, SPS members met in the Physics and Astronomy Department conference room to discuss matters of business and participate in a demonstration of the Deplphi method by Professor Kruger. Amanda Thomas won the jar of jelly beans with an initial guess closest to the actual number of jelly beans in the jar. Some of the matters of business discussed we as follows:

-Oak Park Carpenter School Demo Night-
The Oak Park Carpenter School is having a demo night where SPS can show off some of our demos on stage. This event takes place tonight from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Events like these are very important because we can bring funds into SPS to help increase the budget.

-Linwood YMCA Youth Development.-
Dave Nair is still negotiating possible dates for this event. We will keep you posted of any new happenings.

-Bill Nye Symposium-
The trip to the Bill Nye symposium at MU has been cancelled. Dave did not hear back from his contact regarding tickets to the event.

-Field Trip-
We are in the process of organizing a trip to either Worlds of Fun or to go Stargazing. More information will be available as we find out if we about funding and schedules.

-Zone Conference-
It was announced that there will be a zone conference in Iowa in April that we can attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact John Self.

-Officer Elections-
Officer elections will take place at the next SPS meeting to give new incoming officers a chance to work along side of the current officers. The current officers gave descriptions of their job duties. Please prepare a small statement of why you feel you would be a good fit for the position you are running for.

Below are some pictures from the meeting:




2/19/2014 - Clothes Pin Guns!

On February 19th, we were back in the Physics and Astronomy Department conference room to discuss upcoming events and matters of business. Some of the matters discussed were as follows:

Linwood YMCA Youth Development Science Night
Dave announced that the YMCA in Linwood are interested in having us show off some of the demos we have built at a science night.

Missouri Mavericks Group Tickets
Dave announced that there is special group pricing available if we would like to go to a Missouri Mavericks game.

Bill Nye Symposium, MU
Dave announced that Bill Nye will be speaking at MU and SPS might have access to free tickets. If you would like to attend, please contact Dave Nair.

There are host of other outreach type events that we are considering over the summer. More information will be posted as it comes available. Below are some pictures from the meeting:



2/12/2014 - Color Mixing!

Today's meeting was in Flarsheim Hall, Rm 262. Members met to discuss the upcoming events and matters of business. We also had a very fun demonstration about color mixing using food coloring and LED's. Steve also showed off the newest big project completed: A singing Tesla coil! Below are some pictures from the event:





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