Fifty-two years after Star Trek first aired on television—space is still the final frontier. It continues to captivate audiences, young and old, through Georgia College’s largest on-going free public outreach program.
Students recently used berries, mud, water and wire-coiled plastic tubes with fishing bobbins to show first and second graders the power and eco-friendliness of renewable energy.
It’s another good year for Georgia College, in terms of students winning REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Seven biology, physics and mathematics students were selected to do a wide-range of different research in the United States and abroad.
Two physics students will continue research this summer, adding four solar-powered golf carts to Georgia College’s current fleet of two. In addition, they hope to make the current model more environmentally-friendly and use “aerodynamics” to reduce the time it takes to charge the battery.
Austin Sanders credits his degree in physics for giving him additional distinction and helping him land his new job at an engineering company in the metro Atlanta area. But it’s not the only degree he’s earned, nor is Saturday his only commencement.
Whir-lee tubes; dirty ice balls made with dry ice, sand and syrup; kids spinning and rotating as planet earth – these are a few cosmic adventures Georgia College professors bring to area schools through Project ASTRO.
Six Georgia College students and one faculty member were selected for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) with stipends through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This summer, they’ll participate in research for biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics at universities across the United States.
Back home in Nigeria, Chukwuemeka Ibebuike – or “Chuks” as he’s affectionately known on campus – never knew what it’s like to have steady electricity.
There’s a tiny spot on campus that’s colder than Vostak, Antarctica, where the earth’s lowest temperature was recorded. The small cylinder compartment in a cramped physics lab at Georgia College is even colder than the moon’s frigid, negative 378 degrees Fahrenheit.