President: Kelly Henderson, Laura Coyle
Vice President: Nikolay Zhelev
Treasurer: Brendan Loughran
Senior Rocket Scientist: Scott Douglas
Webmaster: Michael Lam
Last update: 03/31/09
Participants holding up their creations before testing at the Egg Drop Competition 2009.
Releasing an egg at the Egg Drop Competition 2009.
Everybody loves mentos and diet coke. Making a mess outside the Ho Science Center on Physics Demo Day 2008.
Bothering classes and firing rockets on September 9th, 2008.
Welcome to the website of the Colgate Chapter of the Society of Physics Students!
We have been an active chapter since 2003/04! We had our 1st Annual Rocket Day in November 2004, and chartered a chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma that year. (See Article: Physics Club members launch honor society, rockets ).
This year we've built a hovercraft, exploded bottles with liquid nitrogen, saved eggs from certain destruction (or not), shot off rockets, and played with fire!
If you'd like to get involved with the physics club i.e. blow something up, feel free to contact Kelly (khenderson at students.colgate.edu) or Laura (lcoyle at students.colgate.edu).
The Spirit of Hamilton, 1st Annual Coglate Rocket Day, 2004
Click for Rocket Day 2006, on the old golf course having a good time!
Ashish Shah '10 and Matt Novenstern '11 cutting out a wooden base for a hovercraft.
Laura showing the Rubens' Tube, demonstrating standing waves using sound waves through propane.