Blog Physics Events and Activities

Dr. Fiser Receives a Patent

Congratulations to Dr. Fiser, who was recently awarded her second U.S. patent in the area of biophysics. This patent focuses on work she has done to help facilitate measurements of the properties of fluids in the human body (e.g., how well a patient’s blood is clotting). You can read the patent title and abstract below. […]

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SPS and HPU Physics Host Science Fair

For the eleventh year, SPS and the HPU Physics and Chemistry departments hosted the Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. More than 100 parents and children attended the day-long event. K-12 students presented their projects, and HPU physics and chemistry majors set up hands-on experiments and performed an hour-long demonstration show. Dr. DeWitt and multiple physics […]

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HPUniverse Day 2015

Approximately 1,000 adults and children from the city of High Point and surrounding communities joined us for our annual public outreach event, HPUniverse Day (see photos). Children enjoyed: making comets launching water bottle rockets riding a hovercraft making craters slow motion videos gravity gym infrared camera hunting for exoplanets observing through a telescope

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Diode Laser Spectroscopy Apparatus Purchased

With a generous instrumentation grant for the sciences from President Qubein, the Department of Physics purchased a Diode Laser Spectroscopy apparatus from TeachSpin. The apparatus will be used for experiments in PHY 3210 Electricity and Magnetism and PHY 3310 Quantum Mechanics. It will also be shared with the Department of Chemistry for experiments in Physical Chemistry. The apparatus […]

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2015 End of Year Picnic/Celebration

Our department and SPS begins and ends the school year with a picnic. In September, we welcome first-year students to the department. In April, we celebrate the year and say goodbye to our seniors. We often study projectile motion (football), angular momentum and torque (frisbee), Magnus effect (soccer ball launcher), and rotational and translational motion (ladder game). […]

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Dr. DeWitt and Physics Students Contribute to PYPTUG Near Space Balloon Flight

Dr. Martin DeWitt and two first year students in DeWitt’s PHY 2020 course, Graham Rich and Max Maurer, developed code to collect pressure and temperature data on a high-altitude balloon launched by a community of Python programmers in the Triad area (PYPTUG). The near-space balloon was a project organized by members of the Python Piedmont Triad […]

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