Monday, September 10, 2012

Minutes of First Club Meeting 2012-13

Physics Club Meeting Minutes – 8/28/12
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Physics Stuff

Wind Turbine

Argonne Energy Showcase

Florida Phys Con

        Poster Presentations

        $$$

Scout Clinic

Grad Student Speaker

Funsies

Apples Sept 8. Noon

Green Wing Nov 17

        Natalie, Edgar, Nathan, Doctor Vogel, Ahmed, Andrew, Peter, Jake

Boat Building

        Cardboard Notification

For Fundsies

T-shirts

        Classic Best Sellers

        Error Bear

        Ideas?

Week 10 Ducks, Robots, Halloween

Symposium Sept 27

        Physics Club Showcase/Fundraiser

Monday, February 06, 2012

Minutes of the 1/31/12 Physics Club Meeting

Physics Club Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, 1.31.12 (Thanks to the Natalie-Nathan team!)

ROBOTS!
People interested in robotics should swing by the old Volvo dealership on 4th Avenue, to help build a robot-basketball robvot, like in that video we watched.
They're meeting Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays because it's crunch time!
Interested parties (Jayce, Ahmed, Peter)? should meet in room 120, at 5:45 on monday and tuesday to head over.

Professor Smart's Fun with Physics Show! is Sat, Feb. 18 at the Moline HS Auditorium.
...except that's the weekend after finals, so who really's going to go to that...?

We're having a Week 10 fundraiser!
We'll be selling Nerdy Valentines! Keep posting your most creative nerdy pickup lines and mushy love poetry to the Physics Club Facebook group page, so we can implement them for financial gain. I mean pizza.
The schedule so far for manning the table o' goods:

T 11:30-1 Ahmed
W 1130-1 Palm/Nat 1-215 Stu/Kim 230-? Peter
Th 1030-1130 Sven
F 345-445 Sven
Thank you cheap overseas labor!

Planning our Spring Open House starts now!
The date has been set as Sunday of Week 4, March 25.

Also on the horizon, Nathan needs to get in touch with some scout people to get this scout night off the ground. Seriously.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Nerd Fury Unleashed

Each year at this time, I have posted about unleashing nerd fury in response to a call-out by Stephen Colbert. This year the nerd-fury award goes to Anonymous.

The recent news that they hacked FBI/Scotland Yard communications is impressive. I'm not sure if I am frightened or comforted by their abilities, but I am most certainly impressed.

It brings up a very good question: Who do we want to have such power - a government elected by the people or a random group of really smart, mostly anonymous people? Now that may sound like a loaded question - when I say "elected by the people" that must be good, right? But anymore it seems that elections depend more on what is bought than what is thought. I'm beginning to lean toward "really smart" instead.

In the end, it makes a clear statement that no one - not even the most powerful intelligence agencies - wants to have nerd fury unleashed on them.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Physics Club Minutes 12/6

Minutes from the 12/6 meeting, thanks to Natalie!

We were without pizza for a good half hour! The horror! Good thing we were saved by our faithful leaders and pizza-retrievers, Palm and Andrew "The Situation" Kim.

T-Shirt
Is almost ready. Dr. Vogel quickly traced MC Hammer so that we can put his silhouette on the back. Dr. Vogel is extremely good at tracing; clearly she has passed kindergarten. She and Ahmed are going to order them hopefully this coming week, probably from University Tees. Ahmed's partial to the charcoal grey color, and nobody else seems to have an opinion on it, so that's what it'll be.
We bought 25 of the duckie ones and there's still 15 left, but these are more awesome, as it happens whenever you involve parachute pants with anything.
Our marketing plan?
Extortion.
Although the shirts are funny, it's hard to judge how many people would buy them. We never did come up with how many to buy.

Fundraiser
Next week (week 5) we're selling ducks, baked goods and Nathan Smith's hot cocoa in the atrium and probably the library at night.
M:Palm/Natalie 11:15-12:45 Stuart/Peter 6-8
T Ethan/Kim 12:30-2:30, Sven 2:30-3
W:Palm/Natalie 11:15-12:45 Stuart/Peter 6-8
Th: Kim/Nathan 11-12, Ethan/Kim 12:15-2:30

Party
Our Christmas party will be on the 13th. We're makin' liquid nitrogen ice cream and watching Dr. Who and generally engaging in festivities.

Santa's Workshop & Toys for Tots
We donate gifts to the youth center so that kids can buy their parents gifts with the small amount of money they have.
We could try to give the kids physics-related toys.

In other news, Ahmed was 9 minutes late and the voice of God spoke to us from the other room about the wonders of Netflix.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Physics Club Minutes 11/22/11

Minutes from the 11/22 meeting, thanks to Natalie!


T-Shirts
The "Augustana" font doesn't actually exist, so we're going to make the A on the shirt look like the logo.
They will be as close to the Augie blue and gold as possible

Fundraising
Week 5 (Dec 10-16)
Selling holiday ducks, cookies, cider and most likely Nathan's hot cocoa.

Holiday Party
We want liquid nitrogen ice cream ...again...:) and Dr. Who
Scheduled Tuesday week 5 during the regular meeting time
A HS physics class taught by an Augie alum want to come

Season of Light
info here: http://helios.augustana.edu/astronomy/season/sol2011.html
We're planning on going as a club on the Wednesday of week 5

Fermilab
Dr. Vogel's friend at Fermilab is doing some sort of work with neutrinos. We're planning to go in February.

Outreach
STEM program for IMSA on Jan. 10 (the day after break)
They need demos for all ages