Friday, November 16, 2012

Saturday Morning Physics 2013

Registration is now open!

Meet the Scientist: Saturday Morning Physics

For the third year, the Physics and Astronomy Department in collaboration with JMU’s Outreach & Engagement, invite high-school students and science teachers to take part in an engaging enrichment program developed in a sequence of six easy-to-follow scientific exploration events.

Register online!

January 26-March 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
James Madison University- Bioscience Building

For detailed program information, please click here!

Questions ? email or call 540/568-5532

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Virginia Academy of Science - Undergraduate Research Meeting

On Saturday October 27 2012, the Virginia Academy of Science Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting took place at the Reynolds Community College in Richmond.  The JMU Undergraduate student in Physics Harkirat Mann presented a poster entitled "The origin of fluctuations in the heat and radiation excited Seebeeck effect".  Harkirat and his advisor, Dr. Govanna Scarel, describe an apparatus that will help understanding whether an environment free of humidity and heat variations aids in observing delicate voltage transients.  Harkirat will build the apparatus in the next months, and the results of the research will help him and his group to improve the research on harvesting infrared radiation by transforming it into electricity.