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Picnic and Pie Fest 2017!

Last weekend we had another excellent picnic and pie festival at my house. This event has been a tradition since my first summer in our REU program back in 2004. We have outdoor games, eat grilled veggie quesadillas and a … Continue reading

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Posters on the Hill 2017

Robin Morillo presented his I.S. research at Posters on the Hill   The Council on Undergraduate Research chose Robin’s poster A Hill on fire: Using matches, 3D printing, and code as a forest fire analog to represent Ohio at the … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Horizons – Guest Blog by Michelle Bae

April is a busy month for STEM majors, starting off with Science Day (pics here!), and ending right before exams. The weekend of April 22 was busy as well, as the College hosted the Wooster community Expanding Your Horizons workshop for fifth and sixth … Continue reading

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Thermal exam on the plane

Robin missed his Thermal exam – because he presented his research on ‘Posters on the Hill’ in Washington, DC. But Wooster offers exceptional experiences as, for example, taking your make-up exam on the plane back from DC to Cleveland.

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March Meeting 2017 – Guest Blog by Michelle Bae ’19

  March Meeting 2017 — New Orleans!   When we arrived at the hotel I had a mini scream-out-of-excitement inside. Yes, because it was fancy and was my first time seeing a bathtub since winter break, but mostly because there was … Continue reading

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March Meeting 2017 — Cool Science Equipment – Guest blog by Zane

Guest Blog by Zane Thornburg ’18 I think besides my presentation, my favorite experience from this year’s APS March Meeting was my interaction with the wonderful scientists from TeachSpin. They had a booth in the Exhibit Hall that was open the whole … Continue reading

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March Meeting 2017 – Presenting at the Meeting – Guest blog by Zane

Being an undergraduate presenter in a room full of research faculty Guest Blog by Zane Thornburg ’18 For this year’s APS March Meeting, I decided that it would be a great idea to give an oral presentation on my summer … Continue reading

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Frustration & Perpetual Motion

Momentum conservation (or Newton’s third law) ensures two-way or bidirectional coupling for typical media like guitar strings and spring mattresses. One-way or unidirectional coupling enables the propagation of solitary waves or solitons with diverse behaviors in otherwise dissipative media, but … Continue reading

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PhysCon 2016: A Wooster Student in San Francisco –Guest Blog by Zane Thornburg

When I began studying physics, I had no idea that scientists travel so much. In the fall of 2016, I attended the Quadrennial Physics Congress, PhysCon. Before I get to talking about the conference itself, I think it is worth … Continue reading

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Harvesting Wind Energy for Signal Detection

Wind is free and ubiquitous and can be harnessed in multiple ways. We recently published an article in the Physical Review demonstrating mechanical stochastic resonance in a tabletop experiment that harvests wind energy to amplify weak periodic signals detected via the movement … Continue reading

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