From: Gary White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:08:12 -0400
Subject: physicists and the hurricane
Hi, I'm writing to touch base with Sigma Pi Sigma members and to see how you are faring in the wake of Katrina. The physics community is setting up an information exchange on The Nucleus ( www.compadre.org/student ) which should be in place by Monday, maybe earlier. The main idea is that there are probably hundreds of physics undergrads, grad students, postdocs, high school teachers, and other faculty and staff that are displaced or need of assistance, and an information exchange would be useful in matching up needs and providers. In the meantime I have heard from many in the physics community with offers of help, so if you have been displaced and are looking for an academic contact let me know; or if your circumstances allow you to help others and you want to get the word out, let me know, also.
In addition, I thought that you might know something about the departments and physics students and faculty, or perhaps even your high school physics teachers, that have been shut down completely by Katrina for the near future. If you've heard from any of these individuals please let me know, especially if you think there is a way that we can help. We will be trying to match displaced physicists of all stripes with campuses that might be able to provide opportunities for them, so please contact me with any info you might have heard.
Director, Society of Physics Students
Sigma Pi Sigma Director and Assistant Director of Education
American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park , MD 20740