IWU physics group receives Marsh White Award for project proposal

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The Indiana Wesleyan University chapter of The Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently received the Marsh W. White Outreach Award for their submitted project proposal, Making Waves: The Physics of Sound and Light. The multi-awarded, nationally recognized chapter will receive an awarded $300 from SPS to complete their project that will culminate in an event showcasing the different phenomena caused by waves.

The event proposal was written by Physics majors Alexander Water and Tom Simons under the supervision of Dr. Roberto Ramos, Associate Professor of Physics. The event is designed to reach IWU students, Grant County high school and middle school students, and local community members in hopes of promoting a general interest in physics, as well as the newly added Physics major at IWU. Demonstrations will include slow-motion videography, the physics of radar guns, liquid nitrogen ice cream and much more.

There are over 700 chapters of SPS across the world. IWU's chapter is among the eight groups chosen for this year's Marsh White Award. This award is the most recent of eight outreach-related awards received by the IWU chapter from the American Institute of Physics since its inception in 2011.

The SPS funds Marsh White Awards through donations made by members of Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society. Since 1975, proposals have been awarded each year for their promotion of physics among students and the community.

The Making Waves event is open to the public and will take place in the spring on IWU's residential campus in Marion, IN.

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