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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School wraps up with day of smashing fun

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governor’s School for Computational Physics finished its three weeks of summer fun on Friday, the school’s mentors and professors had a little bit more science to show off.

After Bryan Gaither and Jeremiah Simmons boiled water in this steel drum, they sealed it and put it in an ice bath. Within 90 seconds it imploded. (Austin Peay State University)

After Bryan Gaither and Jeremiah Simmons boiled water in this steel drum, they sealed it and put it in an ice bath. Within 90 seconds it imploded. (Austin Peay State University)

Mentors Jonathan Bunton and Joshua Allen helped the students dip roses, bananas and even cabbage in liquid nitrogen.

The process had a chilling effect, turning the plants into fragile-as-porcelain projectiles the students smashed.

APSU chemistry professor Dr. Meagan Mann used the school’s special recipe to make liquid nitrogen ice cream, much to the delight of absolutely everybody on this hot, hot day.

Dr. Meagan Mann used the College of STEM's special recipe to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen. (Austin Peay State University)

Dr. Meagan Mann used the College of STEM’s special recipe to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy lab manager Bryan Gaither and Governor’s School mentor Jeremiah Simmons boiled water in a 55-gallon steel drum then put it on ice. Within 90 seconds, the drum imploded with a massive pop that caused some nearby eyes to pop as well.

APSU Governor's School for Computation Physics students dip roses into liquid nitrogen. Once the roses were frozen, the students smashed them on the pavement. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU Governor’s School for Computation Physics students dip roses into liquid nitrogen. Once the roses were frozen, the students smashed them on the pavement. (Austin Peay State University)

The APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics is a three-week high-intensity program for rising high school juniors and seniors nominated by their faculty.

The program, which includes a college-level classroom setting and field trips to places such as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of 11 offered at colleges across the state.

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