Mines physics groups reward its members with bricks

Mines physics groups are rewarding members with bricks.
Mines physics groups are rewarding members with bricks. | Contributed photo
Two student physics organizations from the Colorado School of Mines have begun offering bricks as rewards to members who are reminding students to attend PhysCon, the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students on Earth.

The bricks given as rewards have been salvaged from the recently torn down Meyer Hall, former home of the school’s Physics Department.

“I’d worked in the building for 21 years and didn’t know they existed until shortly before the building came down,” program assistant Barbara Pratt-Johnson said. “Bricks from Meyer may contain actual blood, sweat and tears from 50 years’ worth of physics majors.”

According to Sigma Pi Sigma President David Schmidt, the physics honor society has teamed with the Society of Physics Students in hopes of sending 30 to 40 students to PhysCon.

“It will depend on how much of the trip we can cover for each student,” he said.

PhysCon is held every four years, with this year’s event Nov. 3-5 in Silicon Valley, Calif. The theme of this year’s PhysCon is “Unifying Fields: Science Driving Innovation.”

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