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Physics News


Lycoming College astrophysics student awarded Department of Defense Scholarship

Astrophysics major and international public policy minor Katherine Travis ’24 of Bernville, Pa., is the first Lycoming College student to win a place in the Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program. The highly competitive program is designed to provide recipients in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math with full-ride scholarships, annual stipends, summer internships, and guaranteed civilian employment with the DoD upon graduation.

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Lycoming College planetarium takes third graders on a trip around the solar system

Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium recently welcomed third grade students from Donald E. Schick Elementary School for their end-of-the-year educational field trip. Led by Lycoming College’s Planetarium director, Lauren Balliet, the class learned how to navigate the night sky, phases of the moon, planets that can be seen in the early morning sky, and the scale of the solar system and universe.

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WBRE: Popular career paths for college graduates

WBRE reports on some popular majors at Lycoming College and what 2022 graduates have planned for the future.

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New endowed fund to support astronomy and physics

Growth in the number of students pursuing degrees in physics and its related disciplines at Lycoming College has led to the creation of the Astronomy and Physics Endowed Program Fund. Once fully endowed, the fund will provide a permanent source of additional resources for the physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and engineering programs. These resources will be used to support student research opportunities, student travel, purchases of equipment, and other needs of the department.

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Lycoming College physics students win national recognition

Student-led physical sciences organization is honored with award from the national office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter

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Maryam Haytham Esmat ’21: Pursuing an education that is out of this world

It’s not every day that you meet a student who has a certain poise about her — a genuine sincerity, intelligence, talent, and compassion — that draws you in and makes you want to learn more about what makes her tick. Maryam Haytham Esmat ’21 is that student, and you can’t help but find her passion infectious.

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Kleinsasser earns prestigious Levy Scholarship from the Society of Physics Students

Kirk Kleinsasser ’23 has earned the 2020 Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship from the Society of Physics Students. The president of the Lycoming College Chapter of the Society of Physics Students, the Muncy Valley, Pa., native is a dual major in physics and chemistry.

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The search for Little Green Men in the night sky

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, March 6. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Love burns bright in the stars at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, Feb. 14. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Clear skies inside for scouts visiting Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium recently welcomed Cub Scout Pack 88 from Montoursville, and Girl Scout Service Unit 624 from the greater Williamsport area for a series of educational and entertaining events. These events were organized by the new Detwiler Planetarium director, Lauren Balliet.

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Research team finds wealth tax can reduce number of poor

An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from Lycoming College have come together to co-author an article which has been published in the journal Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. Both students and faculty from the departments of economics and physics at the small liberal arts and sciences institution collaborated for the study, which examined how the distribution of wealth is affected by tax and redistribution strategies.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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See the red planet through the eyes of Opportunity Rover at Lycoming College

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on April 5th. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Examine the night skies from a different point of view at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on March 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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