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$130,000 award funds new equipment for physics department

$130,000 award funds new equipment for physics department

December 1, 2015


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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


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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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