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Physics Community

The Gordon College Physics Club is an award-winning chapter of the Society of Physics Students. Every other Monday we gather to share a home-cooked meal, discuss the current news in physics, and enjoy each others company. We also hold events on campus such as our annual Star Party, where we break out the telescopes and invite students from across campus to come view the stars while enjoying hot chocolate and astronomy commentary from our resident astrophysicist Dr. Pleticha.

In addition, we often make small physics projects. In the recent past, we have made trashcan-sized smoke rings that travel 100-feet or more, held mini-catapult competitions, decorated the campus with several hundred LED throws, and generally had fun while causing only small amounts of mayhem. We've also had alums come back and talk about life-after-Gordon-physics, and they are always invited to join us for dinner.