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APSU’s professional mad scientist Bryan Gaither performs for National Physics Association

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) professional mad scientist, Bryan Gaither, had a national audience on Thursday, August 27th, 2020.

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) – a national professional association designed for college students – invited Gaither to host a virtual science demonstration for the group via Zoom.

Austin Peay State University professional mad scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professional mad scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

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APSU Scientist helps Tennessee Middle School launch high-altitude Balloon over 106,000 feet

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a sticky August morning, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) professional mad scientist traveled to Gainsboro, Tennessee, to help Michael Vigeant’s middle school students launch a science balloon over 106,000 feet into the sky.

The Jackson County Middle School high-altitude balloon rose more than 20 miles into the sky, capturing stunning images. (APSU)

The Jackson County Middle School high-altitude balloon rose more than 20 miles into the sky, capturing stunning images. (APSU)

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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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APSU sent hops to near space, now it’s in the Stratobeer at Strawberry Alley Ale Works

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a sunny but chilly January afternoon, Austin Peay State University (APSU) physics students sent a high-altitude balloon 93,000 feet into the stratosphere.

The balloon carried an important student experiment, but the payload also included two special guests: two containers that contained Cascade hops.

Strawberry Alley Ale Works’ brew Stratobeer is made from hops Austin Peay State University launched into the near space. (APSU)

Strawberry Alley Ale Works’ brew Stratobeer is made from hops Austin Peay State University launched into the near space. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s professional mad scientist bringing Gov School demos to Zoom

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) professional mad scientist is at it again.

Each summer, Bryan Gaither orchestrates several science demonstrations during the Governor’s School for Computational Physics.

Austin Peay State University’s Professional Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither talks to Governor’s School for Computational Physics students through Zoom. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Professional Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither talks to Governor’s School for Computational Physics students through Zoom. (APSU)

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APSU shifts Governor’s School lessons into a virtual experience

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Governor’s School for Computational Physics returned for the 12th straight year to Austin Peay State University (APSU) this week, but something was much, much different than in previous years. 

A screen capture from the first day in classes of Governor's School for Computational Physics. (APSU)

A screen capture from the first day in classes of Governor’s School for Computational Physics. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s mad scientist, Clarksville Fire Rescue, Campus Police team up to provide Virtual Science Lesson to Kids

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s “Professional” Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither – in partnership with the APSU Office of Human Resources – gave the school’s employees and their children a virtual treat during the last week of the spring semester. 

Austin Peay State University Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s mad scientist makes lab videos for online students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A typical day in the life of Bryan Gaither, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) resident mad scientist (yes, that’s his official, Human Resources-approved job title), consists of small explosions, high-flying pumpkins (on fire) and bolts of electricity snaking out of a Tesla coil.

Austin Peay State University mad Scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University mad Scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University physics students launch hops into stratosphere for new Strawberry Alley beer

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the waning light of a January afternoon, a group of Austin Peay State University (APSU) physics students pushed through branches and saplings as they hiked up a steep hill outside of Carthage, Tennessee.

The team of young researchers was looking for a high-altitude weather balloon they’d launched 93,000 feet into the stratosphere earlier that day.

Austin Peay State University students launch weather balloon with hops onboard for new Strawberry Alley beer. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University students launch weather balloon with hops onboard for new Strawberry Alley beer. (APSU)

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APSU’s Bryan Gaither flings flaming pumpkins with trebuchet

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Bryan Gaither, dressed in his trademark blue lab coat, slid on a pair of latex gloves and proceeded to inject chemicals into a pumpkin. Nearby, on the front lawn of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Dunn Center, Clarksville firefighters put on their protective gear.

Austin Peay State University's Bryan Gaither and a Sacramento State pumpkin. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Bryan Gaither and a Sacramento State pumpkin. (APSU)

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