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Physics Contact

Department Chair:

David Kuehn

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Contact Person:
Desirae Tyler

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Phone: 620-235-4391
Fax: 620-235-4050

Physics Department
Yates Hall Room 307
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Welcome to the PSU Chapter of
Society of Physics Students

SPS is a national organization.  The PSU Chapter is in Zone 12 and we are a member of Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society.

Our Mission

The purpose of our SPS chapter is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics and the encouragement of students interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities.


SPS Chapter News and Upcoming Events

PSU Physics students garner top prize!

A group of four PSU Physics students, accompanied by their advisor, Dr. Serif Uran, travelled to Kansas City this spring to attend a regional conference of the Society of Physics students, and came home with a first place award for their presentation. 
The conference was held on the Campus of The University of Missouri-Kansas City, and featured student presentations on various aspects of physics research. The four PSU students, Amie Beggs, Chris Ward, Robert Gilmore, and Merab Basilaia, presented their work titled "MBBA and 5CB liquid crystal phase transitions", and were awarded the top prize at the event for their scholarly effort. 
"The students have worked very hard for several months to collect the data, stitch together their presentation, and their hard work paid off Saturday", said Dr. Serif Uran, PSU Physics Professor and club advisor. 
"They were a credit to the entire PSU physics program", he concluded.
The Society of Physics Students is a national organization that promotes programs, resources and opportunities that encourage greater participation in the community of physics from members of all groups. The PSU chapter is in zone 12 which includes Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.


PSU Chapter Officers and Advisor

SPS President : Merab Basilaia
Vice President: Chris Ward
Secretary: Michael Giffin
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Serif Uran,