SPS Activities

As we head into the second half of the Fall semester, the Longwood chapter of the SPS has four major activities underway.

Science Show for the Middle School Students.  We want to bring middle-school students from the Prince Edward County schools to LU for a science show, hopefully in conjunction with the Chemistry and Biology clubs.  Our goal is to create interest in science as a career option.

Solar-powered Car.  Several students will be working on an electric car built several years ago by former LU physics and 3/2 students, in the hopes of converting it into a solar-powered vehicle.  The car needs some work on the steering mechanism and suspension system.

Longwood Myth Busters.  In the tradition of Discovery Channel’s great show, we hope to address some commonly held beliefs about physics and engineering, and either substantiate them or debunk them.

LancerDots at Springfest.  The LancerDots were a big hit at Oktoberfest.  We’ll bring them back this spring, hopefully with an improved production method that uses less liquid nitrogen.

If you’re interested in participating in any of these projects, please contact Dr. Dunning at dunningrb@longwood.edu.

Next meeting: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 4:00 PM, Room G-12, New Science Center.

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