Beyond the Classroom
Open Text is an ongoing project to develop complete texts for disadvantaged physics students throughout the world. The concept is similar to "open software" for computer programs, except the material is copyrighted to ensure appropriate use. There are four texts presently being developed: graduate electrodynamics, undergraduate classical mechanics, undergraduate quantum mechanics, and a very partial undergraduate electrodynamics text. These may be downloaded in various formats.
PhysicsBridge provides rising 11th grade graduates with an exciting experience in optics, lasers, and light by conducting hands on experiments working with great Baylor faculty, students, and staff to understand physics. This experience is designed to help prepare students for careers in physics and to prepare them for high school. PhysicsBridge is a non-residential program designed for rising 11th grade students. It will be a three-day (9 am - 5 pm) introductory hands on laboratory and seminar course in physics and optics (contact: Prof. David Hilton).
Society of Physics Students
The Society of Physics Students is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields. Dr. Lorin Matthews advises the Baylor chapter of this organization.