Physics @ UMSTEMFest
Physics and Astronomy activities during UMSTEMFest.
UMSTEMFest events and activities of the Department of Physics and Astronomy on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.
Friday, April 20, 2018
- Physics Open House. Learn why a curve ball curves or how to hit the perfect home run from the Society of Physics Students. Lewis Hall & Swayze Field 3-5pm.
- National Center for Physical Acoustics Tours. Discover cutting-edge research on a variety of acoustic phenomena, from ultrasonic to infrasonic. NCPA, 3pm & 4pm
- Hidden Figures: The movie. The 2016 blockbuster presented by the Women in Physics and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. Overby, 5pm.
- Astronomy Open House: Viewings of the moon and Jupiter with the historic 1893 Grubb telescope. Kennon Observatory, 8-10pm.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Lightning Research at UM Field Station. Lecture on lightning and atmospheric physics by Professor Tom Marshall. Field Station, 10:40-11am.
- Fun Demos at UM Field Station. Explore the physics of sound, a fire tornado, liquid nitrogen, and what happens when you lay down on a bed of nails. Field Station, 2:30-3:30pm.