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APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics uses old school tech, telegrams, to reach out to homebound students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, students at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governor’s School for Computational Physics got a special surprise delivered to their front doors: a telegram from the school.

“I wanted the students to have a memento of the weirdest Governor’s School ever,” said Bryan Gaither, Austin Peay State University’s professional mad scientist. 

One of the telegrams sent to students. (APSU)

One of the telegrams sent to students. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a typical year, the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) includes two field trips to renowned nearby science centers.

But this year isn’t typical.

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Governors School students walk on water

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governor’s School for Computational Physics students learned what it’s like to walk on water this week.

Several of the University’s physics students filled kiddie pools with a water and corn starch mixture, which created a non-Newtonian fluid.

Students at the Governor’s School for Computational Physics learned what it’s like to walk on water this week -- oobleck, that is -- at Austin Peay State University. (Karen Meisch, APSU)

Students at the Governor’s School for Computational Physics learned what it’s like to walk on water this week — oobleck, that is — at Austin Peay State University. (Karen Meisch, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School students surprised by helicopter landing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) surprised the 36 high school students attending with a rare treat this week – a surprise landing of one of the school’s helicopters.

On June 5th, 2019, just before 4:00pm former Special Operations pilot Charlie Weigandt eased one of Austin Peay’s Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters onto the Dunn Center lawn.

The Governor's School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University's helicopters. (APSU)

The Governor’s School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University’s helicopters. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School kicks off with a boom

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Governor’s School for Computational Physics students stepped into the classroom on Monday for their classwork for the first time during their three-week stay at APSU.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts visits with Austin Peay State University Governor’s School of Computational Physics on Tuesday, the second full day of the intensive three-week school. (APSU)

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts visits with Austin Peay State University Governor’s School of Computational Physics on Tuesday, the second full day of the intensive three-week school. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University scientists host youngsters for Tesla-powered fun

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University hosted several pre-K and elementary-aged children recently at a science demonstration at the school’s Sundquist Science Complex.

Kids watch as a metal ball moves SLOWLY through a liquid nitrogen-chilled magnet during a science demonstration at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Kids watch as a metal ball moves SLOWLY through a liquid nitrogen-chilled magnet during a science demonstration at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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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)

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Austin Peay State University Drone Club’s machines zip, dip and dive for APSU Governor’s School students

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Harpeth Hall senior Mohini Misra didn’t account for the wind at Austin Peay State University.

As she tried to maneuver the Spark drone through a small obstacle course set up in front of APSU’s Dunn Center, the breeze pushed the tiny quadcopter to the side just a bit. Clearing the gate was harder than she thought.

Austin Peay State University Drone Club president Mike Hunter fires up one of the racing drones.

Austin Peay State University Drone Club president Mike Hunter fires up one of the racing drones.

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APSU School for Physics demonstrates Ping Pong Cannon

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students attending the APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics this summer learned ping pong balls can pierce a piece of ¼-inch-thick plywood.

But only with the help of a specially built ping pong cannon.

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy constructed a ping pong cannon earlier this year.

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy constructed a ping pong cannon earlier this year.

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