Category: Activities

  • Junior Independent Study

    Junior Independent Study

    The junior physics majors are each working away on their “self-designed” projects. Each student develops a proposal for their own research question and spends the weeks after spring break developing a procedure, exploring their question, and then writing up their results. It’s so much fun for me as the professor to walk around checking on…

  • Total Eclipse!

    Total Eclipse!
  • Total Solar Eclipse Event

    Total Solar Eclipse Event

    Come celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 with Wooster’s Astronomy Club and the Physics Department! The partial eclipse starts at 1:58 pm and totality will be at 3:13 pm! For any questions, please contact Dr. Laura DeGroot at

  • Wooster Physics alums — Kent Displays Colloquium

    The Physics Department hosted three outstanding alumni for a colloquium on Thursday February 23. Asad Khan ’93, Clinton Braganza ’03, and Nithya Venkataraman ’04 are all from Kent Displays, Inc, makers of the Boogie Board and other flexible liquid crystal displays. They presented technical information about how these cholesteric liquid crystal displays work as well as…

  • Middle School Science Fair Judging

    It was a great honor to come over to Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Wadsworth, Ohio on January 27! Physics club had a blast judging some awesome middle school science fair projects and getting to discuss science with 7th and 8th graders. As judges, we had a rigid set of guidelines to follow to…