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School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

Dan Christian

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The piercing screams of children rang out across campus as gourds hit the floor for the Department of Physics and Society of Physics Students 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop. Visiting elementary students reveled and raved as the pumpkins slammed into the concrete. Let it never be said these squash were tossed for naught. These brave, vine-grown vegetab...

New science building breaks ground

New science building breaks ground

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

$130,000 award funds new equipment for physics department

$130,000 award funds new equipment for physics department

December 1, 2015


Filed under News

Within the past seven years, lasers and optics systems for the labs in the physics department have been transformed with the aid of several awards. Dr. Anna Petrova-Mayor, associate professor in the physics department, has been awarded $130,000 to update equipment for the lab classes she teaches and is...

Let’s get physical, physical

Let’s get physical, physical

William Rein

March 13, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In high school, my physics teacher dangled a heavy metal fire extinguisher over my head. In demonstration of gravity, he allowed the weight to drop and split my head open. Or he just discussed our expectation of that happening. We spent a quarter studying the weight’s affinity to fall, and th...

Physics students drop pumpkins to educate kids

Physics students drop pumpkins to educate kids

Enrique Raymundo

October 30, 2014


Filed under News

Crowds of elementary school students gathered in front of Butte Hall for for the 27th annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday afternoon.The Society of Physics Students faculty and students dropped pumpkins as a learning experiment and outreach program for children. The event gathered crowds of about 250 to 300 element...

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