I learned something valuable after attending the first meeting for the Society of Physics Students: don’t wear flip-flops when liquid nitrogen is involved.
Contrary to what I’ve learned, liquid nitrogen doesn’t burn…much. You’re fine as long as it doesn’t touch you for more than a second. And it also makes awesome ice cream.
The Society of Physics Students looks like it’s going to have some great activities this year: career workshops, GRE study sessions and a trip to see one of the last night launches.
I’m very excited about the night launch event. I don’t care if I have an exam the next morning; I’m going. I’ve been watching these launches since I was seven. I’m not going to stop now.
A photographer friend and I are going to go and do a news-feature story on it. There is great possibility for a detailed story. Besides, lots of people love the fiery photos from launches. I’d hate to deprive them of that.
Society of Physics Students members make liquid nitrogen ice cream at the first SPS meeting of the fall semester.