Thomas Callaway, a materials science graduate student, recently presented at a conference. The Materials Research Society Spring Meeting was April 22-26 in Phoenix, Arizona. About Callaway’s research Callaway presented on his master’s thesis research about batteries. Dr. Saibal Mitra, a PAMS professor, is his adviser. “Many modern devices utilize liquid lithium ion … [Read more...] about Making batteries more sustainable
We've walked on the moon. We've discovered new planets. However, one thing that is difficult to understand are the insides of stars. When we look at stars with telescopes, we only see the outer layers. At Missouri State University, we've been lucky to look at stars with one of the most influential telescopes ever made: the Kepler space telescope. Though it’s not as easy … [Read more...] about Learn about the stars without leaving Earth
Being able to see several disciplines in one conference is a wonderful thing. At Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (InBre), representatives from PAMS and BIO were there to present their work. For the biology department Several biology students presented their work. Cullen Horstman, one of Dr. Kyoungtae Kim's undergraduate students, won honorable … [Read more...] about PAMS and BIO join for common interest
As it turns out, many care about friction, but maybe not in the classroom. Christopher Robledo, an applied physics and engineering undergraduate major, had the opportunity to explore friction this summer. Through a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Robledo spent 10 weeks at Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County, Illinois. The SULI program provides … [Read more...] about Who cares about friction?
Our Society of Physics Students (SPS) will be holding a FUN-damentals of Physics Day at the Discovery Center in downtown Springfield tomorrow afternoon, November 7th. Students will explain the Center's hands-on exhibits from a physics perspective, at a level all ages can understand. The event runs from 2:00-5:00 pm and admission is $12 for adults and $8 for … [Read more...] about FUN-damentals of Physics Day at Discovery Center