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Hamilton High School Physics Class visits WIU Physics Department

Apr 16, 2010

Hamilton High School Physics Class visited the department all day on Friday, April 16,2010, while their teacher, Darwin Smith attended the annual WIU Science Education Conference and gave a Chemistry presentation. The laboratories conducted were on the ballistic pendulum and conservation laws, series and parallel circuitry, and gas spectra with diffraction grating spectrometer. Additional, a short presentation on observational astronomy and astrophysics research was given. Those who helped supervise the class visit were Physics Faculty Mark S. Boley, Esteban D. Araya, and Saisudha B. Mallur, Physics Laboratory Manager Eldon R. Hare, and Physics Graduate Students Jacob E. Brown and Aaron T. Schye.