Eric Brown to Speak at the 2014 Physics Spring Alumni Banquet

Eric Broan

The SWOSU Division of Physics will host its annual Physics Spring Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. at the Stafford Air and Space Museum.  Eric Brown, who works as an independent consultant in a range of information, analysis, and management areas, will be our speaker.

Eric Brown graduated from SWOSU in 1995. He immediately attended Oklahoma State University and earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1998. After completing his MSEE, Eric worked in various positions in the Telecommunications industry including a stint with Marconi Wireless as Director of Technical Services where he managed service teams spread across North and South America.

In 2003, Eric transitioned from Telecommunications into general technology and information technology fields and worked at and with Fortune 500 companies, Non-Profits and start-ups including the Boy Scouts of America, CapGemini, IBM, Microsoft, Dell, Intel, EMC, Thomson Reuters and many others.  His consulting practice spans areas of Information Technology, Marketing Technology, Data Analysis, Predictive Analytics and Knowledge Management.

In 2007, Eric began a doctorate program and is on track to complete a Doctor of Science in Information Systems from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota in 2014.  The title of his dissertation is "Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making" and is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2014.

In addition to his BS in Engineering Physics from SWOSU and MSEE from OSU, Eric earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and has also earned the Project Management Professional designation.

Eric currently lives in Tulsa with his wife Tracie Brown and they both enjoy traveling and engaging in wildlife, nature and landscape photography when they have time.

Tickets are $20 each and may be paid for at the door, but we need a head count by Wednesday, April 2, so we ask that you make reservations by email (, phone (580/774-3109), FAX (580/774-3115), snail mail (100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, OK 73096), or in person.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Shish-Kebab! Come for the Food, the Company, the View...Just Come!

Join us for the Physics Shish-kebab at Crowder Lake on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  It’s just as good as you remember.  There’s always plenty of food and fun to go with it.  This is a great time to relax and visit with old friends (bring ‘em along!) or to enjoy the activities at the lake.  There are nature trails to walk, wildlife to observe, and canoes available at no charge.

We’ll serve up the food around 6 p.m., but come on out early—we’ll be here by 5 p.m.  As usual, the new Physics Club officers will be inducted after dinner, swearing the time-honored oaths (okay, we usually make these up on the spot) of office.  And then there are the “other awards” to be given.  No need to make a reservation, but a heads-up if you plan to attend will help us on planning the food.  Hope to see you!