Category: Outreach

  • Expanding Your Horizons – Guest Blog by Michelle Bae

    April is a busy month for STEM majors, starting off with Science Day , and ending right before exams. The weekend of April 22 was busy as well, as the College hosted the Wooster community Expanding Your Horizons workshop for fifth and sixth grade girls, run entirely by local women in STEM, including many CoW faculty and students. The workshop is composed…

  • Physics harvests wind energy to detect faint signals

    Wooster Professor Devises Way to Harvest Wind Energy to Detect Faint Signals WOOSTER, Ohio – John Lindner, chair of the department of physics at The College of Wooster, has conceived a new use for one of our natural resources – the wind. By harvesting its clean energy, one can detect weak signals, as he and…

  • April Whirlwind – Part 2!

    In addition to the outreach events in April, we also had a lot going on to finish up Senior IS — the senior research project or thesis that all Wooster students complete. You might think that IS Monday is the end of IS, but after handing the thesis in, students also defend their thesis in…

  • April Whirlwind – Part 1!

    Whew!  So much happened here in April, I’m just barely catching my breath now! Prepping an egg for its trip to the ground. We had two great outreach events early in April.  The second weekend of April was the Expanding Your Horizons event, with a variety of science workshops for 5th & 6th grade girls.  This is a massive…

  • BWISER and summer outreach

    One of the Wooster summer traditions is the BWISER science camp for 7th and 8th grade girls.  The physics department has been responsible for an evening of demos for the campers since before I came to the College in 2003, and I’ve taken over responsibility for running our highly-choreographed rotation of nearly 100 girls through…