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Knoxville High School Students Visit WIU Physics Department

Apr 28, 2009

On Tuesday, April 28th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 35 students from Knoxville High School, along with their teacher, Lori Ettinger, visited the WIU Physics Department and split into three groups to rotate through three experiments, optical benches and thin lenses, the measurement of the velocity of sound by resonance tube method, and standing waves in vibrating strings. On hand to assist the teacher and the students were faculty and staff members Mark S. Boley, P.K. Babu, Eldon Hare, and Brian Davies. Physics graduate and undergraduate laboratory assistants were Christopher Milby, Joseph Wiewel, Drake Brewster, and Claire Mathis.