SPS Zone X Conference Information
The Society of Physics Students Zone X Conference will be held March 9-10, 2012
at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR.
The HSU Chapter challenges all other chapters in our zone to a catapult building contest. The catapult must fit within a cube with 1m lengths on each side when it is completely assembled and may not be held down upon launching (for safety). The catapult must be built to throw grapefruit. The team who has the farthest average throw (best 3 out of 5 throws considered) will win! Build a catapult and bring it to zone conference with your chapter!!
3-4pm: Check in and physics phun
4-5pm: Welcome and Keynote Speaker
5:30 - Beyond Dark: Picnic (Food provided by HSU Physics), Catapult contest, and Star Party at the DeGrayLake Lower Dam
9-10:30am: Business meeting, Discussion of 2012 Sigma Pi Sigma conference, chapter reports
10:30-11:30am: Research presentations
1:15 -1:45pm: Forum with Physics Professionals
2-3:30pm: Events Round Table
3:30-4pm: Wrap up session - Discuss Round Table ideas
Planetarium Show to follow for those who have time.
Both of these hotels are just minutes from our campus. Both offer a continental breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express in Caddo Valley:
Phone Number: 1.877.410.6667 toll-free; 1.870.403.0880 local
Rate: $79 for a double queen room (Tell them you are with the Society of Physics Students conference at HSU and the manager Athena set the rate)
Hampton Inn in Caddo Valley:
Phone Number: 1.870.403.0800
Rate: $89 for a double queen room, $79 for a single room (Tell them you are with the Society of Physics Students conference at HSU)