OSU Physics Honor Society

I love Physics. Ever since I took Physical Science in freshman year of high school, I knew I wanted to major in something that would keep me close to the Newtonian mechanics and the Physical laws that define the universe, one of the many reasons why I chose Mechanical engineering as my major.

When I first came to The Ohio State University, however, I wasn’t completely sure how I would find something that would let me explore my love of Physics the way I wanted to, to learn about all the different things that were being discovered and to hopefully take part in the future of Science. But then I went to the involvement fair; and amidst hundreds of student organizations and clubs, I found the one that looked perfect for me: The Physics Honor society.

The Physics Honor Society at OSU is a student organization that strives to give students with an interest in Physics the chance to interact with professors and research from the Ohio State University and outside, to form connections, and to learn more about the exciting world around us.

As soon as I saw their booth at the fair, I signed up to be a part of their organization and decided to attend their first meeting the next Tuesday; I wanted to know about everything that this club had to offer me.

Even though I went to the first meeting alone, as most of my friends were busy, I still had a great experience. The guest speaker for the day, Dr. Heidi Wu from the department of Physics at OSU, talked about her research and explained, as simply as she could, how galaxy clusters in our universe were moving away from each other at increasingly higher speeds, evidence for both our universe expanding and dark matter and energy that resides within it.

For me, sitting in the audience, this was very exciting; to hear someone say that they could now make calculations on the movement of the entire universe by looking at just a few pictures was amazing for me to think about. Her speech, combined with the atmosphere for learning something new in the room made me believe firmly that I was in the right place: here at OSU.

Physics Honor Society Meeting: Roddy Cochran explaining his work on Quantum Key Distributions

When I went there next week, I was even more surprised to see a graduate student, Roddy Cochran, explaining his research with the Quantum Key Distributions to a group of people that were too dumb to understand him, but shared his interest in appreciating the laws of Physics.

Both of these events were super fun for me to be a part of and only makes me excited for all the other stuff that this club has planned for the year.

And this is  my experience with just one of the hundreds of student organisations and clubs I saw at the involvement fair, and there are plenty more out there at The Ohio State University for everyone to be a part of.  With the amount of people and tastes we have at OSU, I’m really excited to see what more I can get out of this place.

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

  • Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc.
  • Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
  • Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
  • Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
  • Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]

Career

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Artifacts

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About Me

 

Hey, my name is Vineet Satija and I live in Mason, Ohio. I am currently enrolled as a first year student at The Ohio State University and intend to major in Mechanical engineering. I am also currently participating in the STEM scholars program and the Design.Build.Fly. team at OSU.

Ever since I was a kid, I was interested in STEM, especially Maths and Physics, and how the world around us worked. At Ohio State, I intend to work on those interests and get involved in STEM activities around the campus and broaden my knowledge. Apart from STEM, I also really enjoy playing soccer, watching sports, and Netflix when I get the time. My main goals for this semester are to get to know the people around me and to explore what the campus has to offer, both academically and socially for me to progress further.