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La Sells Stewart Center was turned into an interactive science museum for two days last week. Teams of volunteers from across the College of Science shared their enthusiasm for science with approximately 2000 school children during the event. In the Physics room, kids enjoyed hands-on demonstrations of angular moment, electricity, optical illusions, buoyancy and lift. The Fall Discovery… Continue readingRead full story.
Alum Brandon Brown (Ph.D. 1997) has written a biography of Max Planck entitled Planck – Driven by vision, broken by war, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Brandon’s long-standing interest in science communication led him to the Science Communication program at UC Santa Cruz after he earned his Ph.D. from OSU. He joined the… Continue reading
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Alumna Shirley Dow Stekel, BA ’58, MA ’61 came back to visit the Physics department on September 29. Prof. Stekel is retired from the Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and visited with her husband Frank and daughter and son-in-law. After her first year classes, she was the only woman in her math and… Continue reading
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Alum Katrina Hay (PhD 2008) has published a book for children, Little Bear’s Big Night Sky. Katie is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. Describing her book, Katie says “My outreach goal is to spread a positive message about science to as many kids as possible. This book invites young children to wonder and think big” .… Continue reading
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Prof. Shane Larson, who now holds a joint position between the Northwestern Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, CIERA and the Adler Planetarium was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in public education and outreach: “”For impacting science and society through the integration of public engagement and research, and for… Continue readingRead full story.