Physics, Astronomy and Engineering News
March 24, 2004

Human Space Flight

Seminar for Thursday

Title: "Lockheed Martin"

Speaker: Tammie Borders, SFA Alumnus

Time: 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 25th

Place: Science Room 334

Lockheed Martin Corporation, an advanced technology company, was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

The department has weekly seminars on most Thursdays at 4:00 PM. All students and faculty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served before the seminars. Here is a list of our future seminars future seminars: http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/astro/seminar.html.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

The Nacogdoches Rotary Club is seeking applicants for the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for the 2005-2006 academic year. The scholarship is for study abroad and is valued at $25,000.00. The scholarship is open to faculty member and students who have completed 60 semester hours of college work by the start of study abroad. The deadline for submission of applications is March 23, 2004. Information and applications may be obtained by contacting Dr. Jim DiNucci at extension 1885 or Room 228 of the Norton HPE Building.

Jim DiNucci, Ph.D., Regents Professor
Coordinator - Undergraduate Kinesiology
E-Mail: jdinucci@sfasu.edu

Contributors' Links

    Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of North Texas

    Interactive Flash Animation by Ryan Brady (SFA Alumnus)

    Two simultaneous 'naked-eye' comets expected

    Amateur asteroid chasers may get rewards

    Good summary of the chemical clues that determined the presence of water on Mars

    Mineral Physics Institute Summer Scholars Program

    Center for Environmental Molecular Science

    Bad Physics: Buoyancy is not a form of gravity!

    The Unofficial Monty Python Home Page (See the galaxy song.)




    Hubble Site

    Scientists at CERN have found possible evidence for the Higgs Boson.

    A website for the public on the importance of Higgs Bosons

    Astronomers have discovered a strange planet-like body in the distant reaches of the solar system

    Academic Careers

    Space Weather

    A Light Echo Revisited

    The five brightest planets are gathering in the evening sky for a rare after-dark display.

    Find your next Job: AIP represents the most prestigous high-tech firms and universities

    Disc Golf Courses in Nacogdoches

From Michael Clarady: You know you're living in 2004 when...
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
7. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial "9" to get an outside line.
8. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
10. You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.
11. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.
12. Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.
13. You read this entire list, and kept nodding and smiling.
14. As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your "friends."
15. You got this email from a friend that never talks to you anymore, except to send you jokes from the net.
16. You are too busy to notice there was no #9
17. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9

Thanks to Ken Price, Andrew Beal, Michael Clarady, and others for the links and information above. Feel free to send any interesting links that you find. This email message is sent to students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the department. If you would like to be removed from the emailing list or are getting multiple copies of these newsletters, then feel free to reply to this message with your request.

Clear skies,
Dan Bruton