Society of Physics Students Visits Elementary School

Four members of the Union Chapter of the Society of Physics Students visited Schenectady’s Katharine Burr Blodgett Elementary School on November 6, to perform physics demonstrations for an audience of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. The four students, Tom Perry ’09, Shivani Pathak ’10, Hilary Bauer ’11, and Dan Otto ’11, spent about an hour at the school, demonstrating the behavior of liquid nitrogen by freezing a variety of objects, and producing sparks with a van de Graff generator.

The visit was arranged through the Union College Kenney Community Center’s SAIL (Studying Arithmetic in Literature) program.

For more information (and pictures of the event) see the Union College Chronicle