The Society of Physics Students Club has a fundraising event on Monday to raise money to attend the Physics Congress conference.
If enough money is raised then Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university, will be pied in the face.
“We are raising money for the Physics Congress that will be held in Rhode Island this year, and we are sending fifteen ACU students this year,” said Keaton Brewster, The Society of Physics Students Club chaplain, junior physics major from Malibu, CA. “I will be presenting the research I did this summer at the undergraduate presentations.”
The Society of Physics Students Club is a national organization, but this specific club is at ACU. It does physics outreach programs to middle and elementary school students to get them involved and interested in science. It also does small events throughout the year, such as, an event called Road Show where the club goes to several schools in Texas and Oklahoma to perform science demos for students.
Brewster is the new physics chaplain this year after being the vice president his sophomore year. Brewster said the outreach plans are some of his favorite, especially the Cosmic Cafe project. Cosmic Cafe is a project where The Society of Physics Students Club works with coffee shops like Maslow Coffee Company and Monks Coffee Shop and more research with them.
The goal is to raise as much money as they can at this event happening on Monday. It would like to raise $1,000 per student. This money will cover the Physics Congress conference with aid in airfare and housing for the students that are attending this event. Even though they have money in the physics department and some money internally, this fundraiser will help students so they don’t have to pay out of pocket.
The goal is to raise at least $50 per professor to get pied in the face, and $500 for Dr. Schubert to get pied in the face as well, so The Society of Physics Students Club is encouraging students and faculty to come donate and watch professors and their president get pied.