The St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics program is highlighted as a role model in the report, “Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers.” The report, published by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) and convened by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), selected Find out more »
This summer a group of students at SMCM are completing internships with vCalc.com. The site is a crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia, a “Wikipedia for equations,” Chris Lynch, a vCalc intern, commented. The student’s internships involved coding equations and calculators for a variety of fields of study alongside highly detailed explanations. “We want to make this as Find out more »
“Where is the Science in all that Fiction?” was the title of the talk given by St. Mary’s College Professor of Physics Charles Adler at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, this May. Professor Adler gave two talks, on physics education research conducted at St. Mary’s College and on material from his award-winning book, “Wizards, Aliens Find out more »
Hannah Lewis, a physics major who graduates this year, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit graduate fellowships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Hannah as one of 12 Jefferson Fellows to receive full funding to pursue graduate studies in the Graduate School of Arts Find out more »
St. Mary’s College students and alumni are engaged in incredible work to promote a healthier planet. This Earth Day, we’re spotlighting this through the work of Paul Stysley ’99 and Marissa Golison ’16. At 1.5 feet long and 6 inches wide, it is not much bigger than a bread box, but the lidar laser that Find out more »
Max Ashley is now a junior at St. Mary’s College majoring in applied physics and minoring in math. He is working in Professor Michelle Milne’s lab, helping to develop a new ultrasound technique that could revolutionize diagnostic heart imaging. If successful, the tool will allow doctors to diagnose heart abnormalities or deformities faster and cheaper Find out more »
Brian Tennyson ’11 is finishing up his Ph.D. in physics at Yale University this spring. Tennyson is part of a team trying to find dark matter using the LUX (Large Underground Xenon experiment) particle detector at the bottom of a gold mine in Lead, South Dakota. Dark matter makes up 80% of the mass of Find out more »
Charles Adler, professor of physics, will join Particle Fever’s Mark Levinson for a live webcast as part of New York University’s “Kavli Conversations on Science Communications” on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been awarded a $97,361 grant, jointly funded by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program and vCalc LLC. The grant will fund student research and development of high-value, college-level math formulas and data for vCalc.com, a Wiki-based crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia with over 7,000 calculators and users in over 100 countries. Find out more »
St. Mary’s College Professor of Physics Charles Adler is the recipient of the 2015 Science Communication Award for best science writing in books from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).