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Café Scientifique in Morris on Tuesday evening

We’re bringing it back! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by tomorrow night to learn some cool student-centered physics research.

Summary: Students from the Experimental Physics class will present “Results from Experimental Physics” on Tuesday, November 27, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse. This is the first Café Scientifique of the academic year.

Students from the Experimental Physics class at the University of Minnesota, Morris will present “Results from Experimental Physics” on Tuesday, November 27, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267). This is the first Café Scientifique of the academic year. All are welcome to attend, and audience participation is encouraged.

The event will showcase the results—including pictures, temperature, pressure, acceleration, measurements of the jet stream, and cosmic ray counts—from balloon flights conducted by the class. The balloons reached altitudes of 85,000 feet or higher and gathered data from the troposphere and lower stratosphere.

Café Scientifique is an ongoing series that offers a space where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology for the price of a cup of coffee. Meetings take place outside of a traditional academic context and are committed to promoting public engagement with science. Additional information is available online. Interested audiences can look forward to additional discussions in 2013.

Café Scientifique is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege Science Education Program.

Comments

  1. shouldbeworking says

    That sounds so interesting. If I leave Edmonton right now, stop to get gas while its still cheap, detour to home for the passport (a few back of envelope calculations later), I’ll miss two days of teaching and learn something fun. What’s the street address again?

  2. broboxley OT says

    There is two main streets, the one street with businesses scattered along about 6 blocks of it and the street with the liquor store on it. Unfortunately the reason for my many visits to Morris has disappeared. Sounds like fun tho.

  3. kreativekaos says

    Very cool indeed. Would be nice to have an activity like this in Southeast Michigan from some of our colleges in the region. (Students/profs at Michigan State, Oakland U, Wayne State U, tri-county CC’s…hint, hint.)