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  • Microgravity-2010 — Features — Carthage College
    which sent two teams to Houston We were extremely excited to get into the program again said Samantha a physics major from McHenry Ill We have a really interesting project this year The last couple of years we ve conducted our experiments in lunar gravity This year our project is zero gravity During their flights the Weightless Wonder flew 28 zero gravity parabolas three lunar gravity parabolas and one Martian gravity parabola That means a little more floating a little less bouncing said team member Isa Fritz 10 a physics major from Kenosha This was her third flight on the Weightless Wonder It s definitely something I ll miss next year The Experiment Fluid Dynamics in Microgravity In the SEED program student teams tackle problems suggested by NASA They give us a proposal and we have to design the project Samantha said This year the Carthage team conducted an experiment to determine how propellant behaves in microgravity aboard the Orion a new crew exploration vehicle being developed by Lockheed Martin Students Kim Schultz and Samantha Kreppel work to construct their scaled model of an Orion propellant tank Orion has a two part return vehicle that includes a crew module and service module The service module has giant tanks in it that contain all of the life support gases and liquids as well as propellant and oxidizer for return from the moon said Carthage physics professor Kevin Crosby advisor to the Microgravity Team We built a scale model of one of these service module tanks to assess its behavior under microgravity when it s at various levels of propellant The fuel in microgravity sloshes around in strange ways that can be destabilizing to the spacecraft We ve lost spacecraft due to propellant slosh The future of Orion is uncertain as funding for NASA s Constellation program is not included in President Barack Obama s 2011 budget But even if the Constellation Program does not continue a lot of the technology that has been developed for it will find its way into commercial spacecraft Prof Crosby said The team had to design and construct a scaled model of the Orion tank find a liquid with the same properties as Orion s propellant and construct a secondary container for that liquid They began work to build the experiment since January including a week of full time work over Spring Break Worth the Effort It s a lot of pressure students said but the rewards are definitely worth the additional work It s nice to be able to see physics in the classroom and then apply it now said first time Microgravity Team member Katelyn Hartstern 10 of Kenosha who is majoring in chemistry and minoring in physics I m amazed that we get this opportunity three years running I m very proud of Carthage Clearly we re doing something right here The only chemistry major on the team Katelyn used her chemistry background to determine the best liquid to use in the project

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/features/microgravity-2010/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage to fly with NASA in 2012 — Features — Carthage College
    schools in the country selected to participate in the program all five years We are very excited said team leader Amber Bakkum 12 a physics major from Winthrop Harbor Ill It s such an honor to be one of the only schools selected to be a part of the program every year since its inception This year the Carthage team will continue last year s work with Kennedy Space Center engineer Rudy Werlink on a novel method of gauging the amount of propellant in a spacecraft s tanks This problem has challenged engineers since the early years of the space age when it became clear that traditional methods of fuel gauging do not work in the weightless environment of space said Prof Kevin Crosby faculty advisor for the Microgravity Team Last year we showed that our technique and methods are viable Prof Crosby said The focus this year is on developing the experiment into something that really has the potential to be a dramatic improvement in the way propellant gauging is carried out in spacecraft The members of the 2012 Carthage Microgravity Team are Team lead Amber Bakkum 12 of Winthrop Harbor Ill KelliAnn Anderson 14 of Cumberland Wis Kevin Lubick 14 of DeForest Wis Steven Mathe 13 of Wauconda Ill John Robinson 13 of Kenosha Danielle Weiland 14 of Kenosha The Carthage Microgravity Team was one of 10 teams nationwide chosen to participate this year The other selected teams are Georgia Institute of Technology Northwest Nazarene University Oklahoma State University University of Houston Clear Lake San Jacinto College University of Illinois Urbana Champaign University of Nebraska Lincoln University of Wisconsin Madison Washington University in St Louis and Yale University I think our selection for the SEED program says a lot about the Carthage physics program Amber said We are

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/features/nasa-2012-announcement/ (2013-06-13)
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  • KelliAnn's Microgravity Speech — Carthage Microgravity Program — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    experiment It was only my fifth day of classes when we had our first meeting in September of last year I sat around the table with all of these upperclassmen just sort of minding my own business feeling like I was somehow encroaching upon their territory They were all having a good time laughing and talking about people I didn t know and science things I didn t understand and I was just sitting there all nervous and quiet but excited at the same time Before I knew it and this is the only thing I really remember about this meeting Dr Crosby was talking about the project He said that being on this team was going to consume our souls and that we were going to lose all of our friends because all of our time was going to be spent working on this project And that our grades were going to suffer And all this other horrible stuff And I became absolutely terrified I felt like I was being told that my life was basically over However what this served to make me even more than horrified was confused Right after he said this he and all the upperclassmen started laughing I had no idea what was going on It was like some kind of physics inside joke that I just did not get But it didn t stop me This was something I had been wanting for years So I jumped right in and I experienced it first hand I had my soul crushed in the windowless basement lab we built our fuel gauge in From January until our Flight Week in April I worked with my teammates on this project fixing something here then seeing something break over THERE and fixing THAT which would in turn

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/physics/microgravity/kelliann-microgravity-speech/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Roster — Red Hots — Carthage College
    Education Special Education Megan Lancaster 14 Plainfield Ill Majors Elementary Education Special Education Emily Park 14 Princeton Ill Major Exercise and Sports Science Minors Biology Dance Jodi Monk 14 Louisville Colo Major Religion Minor Sociology Seles VanHuss 14 Baraboo Wis Major Music Theatre Minor Dance Lily Garrison 14 Elburn Ill Major Psychology Amy Shultz 15 Franklin Wis Major Business Morgan Dvorak 15 Antioch Ill Major Communication Megan Doherty 15 Hickory

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  • History — Red Hots — Carthage College
    place in the Jazz Division 2010 Carthage Spirit Team traveled to Stevens Point with Carthage Basketball Team to perform at the NCAA Sweet Sixteen Tournament for Division 3 2011 The Red Hots competed at the UDA Chicagoland Dance Competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago The Red Hots took 1 st place in the Jazz Division 2011 The Spirit Team s first ever formal to celebrate and recognize the

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/redhots/history/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Auditions — Red Hots — Carthage College
    the Fall As a member of the Red Hots Dance Team or Torchie Mascot Team it is your responsibility to put forth your best effort at all engagements maintain a sense of good sportsmanship promote crowd involvement enhance community spirit and create a level of excellence to be continued through the years If you are interested in joining the team please contact Coach Amy Carter or Assistant Coach Kristin Pirazzini

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  • Photo Gallery — Red Hots — Carthage College
    Things to Do View Information on Carthage Athletics Request Information About Carthage Schedule a Visit Day at Carthage Learn More About Carthage Take a Virtual Campus Tour Browse the Online Bookstore for Carthage Apparel Carthage Home About Us Admissions Academics

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  • Contact Us — Red Hots — Carthage College
    edu Contact Assistant Coach Kristin Pirazzini at kristinpirazzini gmail com Things to Do View Information on Carthage Athletics Request Information About Carthage Schedule a Visit Day at Carthage Learn More About Carthage Take a Virtual Campus Tour Browse the Online

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