Department of Physics hosts AAPT Workshop on Measuring Mass

March 29, 2017
On October 3rd Department of Physics hosted the first of three physics workshops of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Section (SEPS) of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).  The theme was “Measuring Mass”.  Participants constructed and calibrated a number of different kinds of apparatus to measure inertial and gravitational mass. This was a hands-on workshop with some “take-home” goodies for their own classes.  The Workshop presenters were Barry Feierman and Kathleen Hennessy.

Stunning Saturn

March 29, 2017

Noticing beautiful weather and cloudless sky on Wednesday evening (8/26/15) Ms. Kathleen Hennessy promptly decided to dust off our telescopes and direct them at Saturn and the Moon. About 100 students from Ms. Kathleen Hennessy’s and Dr. Neel Haldolaarachchige’s Investigations in Astronomy class stopped by to marvel at clear images of Saturn and always astonishing craters of the Moon. They were aided by Dr. Philip Smith (History Department) and his amazing reflectors. We will try to announce the next sky viewing event in advance.

Students present at a regional meeting

March 29, 2017

Gregory Hogan ’16 and Zachery Brown ’17 attended a professional meeting where they gave an oral presentation about their research. 15th Mid-Atlantic Soft Matter Workshop was held on July 24 2015 at University of Maryland. The goal of the workshop is to create a highly interdisciplinary workshop that draws upon researchers from academic, industrial and National Laboratories in the Mid-Atlantic region. A soft matter workshop provides an ideal forum for researchers with interests that reside at the interface of conventional disciplines. The workshop will also naturally assist in the career advancement of young scientists by acquainting them with the local academic and industrial research community.

Zack presents at 89th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

March 29, 2017

Zachery Brown ’17 attended the 89th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on June 17, 2015. He gave a talk titled “Investigations of multiple glassy states in dense colloidal suspensions”. It is highly possible that Zack was one of a few undergraduate students giving a talk at the meeting.