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  • Professor honored at physics conference for outstanding service — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Technology Friday Family Fun Night Hedberg Library Tour Religious Life Student Life Dean of Students Career Services Dining Health and Counseling Center Security Back to previous page Professor honored at physics conference for outstanding service December 6 2012 by Michael Moore Professor Douglas Arion who teaches both physics and astronomy and entrepreneurship at Carthage received an Outstanding Service Award at the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress Douglas Arion The event hosted by physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma was held Nov 8 10 in Orlando Fla Prof Arion also spoke at the gathering as co presenter of a workshop titled Connecting Academia Industry According to the citation presented by the society s at large chapter Prof Arion was recognized for his commitment to mentoring students in both science and business establishing the unique ScienceWorks program for providing the entire world with Galileoscopes to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy and for sharing his insights with the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress Prof Arion s leadership in the Galileoscope initiative in which more than 200 000 of the low cost telescopes have been delivered to more than 100 countries elicited another professional honor The Ministry of Education of Mexico has invited him to speak in Merida Mexico on Dec 18 at the dedication of its new science education program The Galileoscope is to be featured as the project keystone News English honor society hosts reading event with Kenosha school Carthage faculty chosen to participate in humanities program Alumnus takes faculty position at renowned London university Student blog describes action during Omrit excavation Carthage RockSat team prepares for launch Carthage welcomes luncheon speaker Christopher Ruud New shadowing program lets students sample health care careers Winners announced in Carthage s international photo contest Carthage unveils plans for new science center Carthage awards 549 degrees at

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  • Division of Natural Sciences introduces Science Success Seminar Series — Carthage News — Carthage College
    students recent alumni and faculty discussing the steps that science students must take before concluding their undergraduate career in order to be prepared for life after Carthage At a Glance WHAT Science Success Seminar WHEN 4 p m Tuesday Sept 18 WHERE Straz Hall Room B4 FEATURING John Egner 13 and Jesse Lundgren 13 talking about their summer research positions Click here for complete schedule These topics were once a part of the colloquium series that we also offer said Tracy Gartner associate professor of biology and geography and earth science and director of the Environmental Science Program However we thought that creating a new series in which students were more involved and helps them more directly would be beneficial The series will direct students to research opportunities internships jobs and graduate school positions This series is really designed to expose students to various research experiences and opportunities said mathematics professor Aaron Trautwein We will have current students who participated in research programs and internships as well as recent alumni who have gone on to post graduate education share their experiences and give some advice All students are welcome to attend There is something for freshmen and sophomores too Prof Gartner said The series will help younger students build a repertoire of classes that will help them succeed in their pursuit of internships and research opportunities while they are still here The first seminar will be held at 4 p m Tuesday Sept 18 in Straz Hall Room B4 It will feature seniors John Egner and Jesse Lundgren who participated in summer research programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Chicago Botanic Garden They will speak about their experiences what they learned and how they acquired these positions News English honor society hosts reading event with Kenosha school Carthage

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  • Carthage welcomes three new faculty members — Carthage News — Carthage College
    in the financial industry on Wall Street at a senior level and then she left the industry to pursue a Ph D in economics and finance and she really wants to come here to teach She s excited about teaching in her discipline but she s also excited about teaching in the Heritage Studies program Prof Lau comes to Carthage from the Department of Finance at Western Connecticut State University where she was a visiting professor in 2012 She has also taught at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in the Taiwan Representative Office of Baruch s Zicklin School of Business Executive Education Program Hunter College Pace University s Lubin School of Business and Purchase College SUNY Prof Lau earned her Ph D and M Phil in economics from City University of New York Graduate Center and an M B A in finance from New York University She earned her bachelor of arts in economics from State University of New York at Albany graduating summa cum laude Michael Brent joins the Heritage Studies Program and Philosophy Department as a post doctoral fellow Mr Brent comes to Carthage from Columbia University where he earned a Ph D in philosophy in September 2012 and an M Phil in philosophy in 2008 He earned a master of arts in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2003 as well as his bachelor s degree in 2001 graduating with high distinction Mr Brent s current research interests include the philosophy of action and agency as well as related issues in the philosophy of mind Other interests include ethics the history of philosophy ancient and early modern history of moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of film While at Columbia Mr Brent taught such undergraduate courses as Introduction to Philosophical Methods and Problems and Contemporary Civilization He received the Preceptor Award for Teaching Excellence in Contemporary Civilization and was a finalist for the university wide Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students I don t know if I ve ever seen somebody more excited by teaching Provost Rivera said Michael Brent is one of the most enthusiastic young scholars I ve ever met He loves his discipline he s excited about teaching Heritage but he s ready to engage students beyond the classroom as well Brant Carlson joins the Physics and Astronomy Department as an assistant professor Prof Carlson studies atmospheric electricity and lightning An experimental physicist he earned his Ph D in physics from Stanford University and a bachelor of science degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology He comes to Carthage from the University of Bergen Norway where his research as a postdoctoral scholar focused on terrestrial gamma ray flashes TGFs intense bursts of energetic radiation produced by lightning His current work includes modeling TGF production mechanisms and comparing those mechanisms to satellite ground and aircraft observations of TGFs and other lightning associated gamma rays Brant expands our computational modeling efforts and brings a new dimension to

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  • Presentation features Carthage students' latest research with NASA — Carthage News — Carthage College
    and Technology Friday Family Fun Night Hedberg Library Tour Religious Life Student Life Dean of Students Career Services Dining Health and Counseling Center Security Back to previous page Presentation features Carthage students latest research with NASA May 2 2012 by Michael Moore The Carthage Microgravity Team will present findings from its latest research project with NASA at 7 p m Tuesday May 8 at the Kemper Center in Kenosha The public is invited to the free presentation Tours will be offered in the Griffin Observatory which the Carthage Institute of Astronomy operates at the Kemper Center 6501 Third Ave Students from the College traveled to the Johnson Space Center and Ellington Field in Houston from April 19 28 to test promising new fuel gauge technology aboard NASA s zero gravity aircraft Carthage is one of just two schools in the nation that have been selected to participate in all five years of the Systems Engineering Educational Discovery SEED program The Carthage team continued its work with Kennedy Space Center engineer Rudy Werlink on a novel method of gauging the amount of propellant in a spacecraft s tanks Traditional methods of fuel gauging do not work in the weightless environment of space said Prof Kevin Crosby faculty advisor for the Microgravity Team Read more stories and view photos and video from the 2012 experiment in Houston News English honor society hosts reading event with Kenosha school Carthage faculty chosen to participate in humanities program Alumnus takes faculty position at renowned London university Student blog describes action during Omrit excavation Carthage RockSat team prepares for launch Carthage welcomes luncheon speaker Christopher Ruud New shadowing program lets students sample health care careers Winners announced in Carthage s international photo contest Carthage unveils plans for new science center Carthage awards 549 degrees at Commencement

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  • Researchers visit Carthage to study best practices in physics education — Carthage News — Carthage College
    of AIP s new Career Pathways Project a joint project between the Society of Physics Students SPS and the Statistical Research Center SRC The project led by Ms Redmond along with SPS Assistant Director Thomas Olsen and SRC Director Roman Czujko is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation The project aims to discover the best practices in undergraduate physics education and share those practices with colleges nationwide in an effort to expand America s STEM workforce Carthage is one of eight schools nationwide selected for the study It s a tremendous honor said Prof Jean Quashnock chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Carthage We are the small liberal arts college they decided to include They want to learn what we do to attract students to physics graduate them and place them in careers While at Carthage the researchers gathered information about course offerings career services recruitment advising lab work undergraduate research opportunities like SURE and the Carthage Microgravity Team and more The team also met with graduates of the Carthage physics program who are now working or pursuing advanced degrees Carthage invited alumni to gather with faculty for a reunion reception before a dinner with the AIP team Alumni returning to Carthage for the visit included John Rak 02 currently a metrics manager at Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield Ill Chris Duffy 04 an EDI interface analyst at Epic in Verona Wis Dr Dan Lyons 04 a postdoctoral fellow in the Human Performance Lab at the University of Chicago s Psychology Department Carrie Pinter Wright 04 a physics teacher at Westosha Central High School in Salem Wis Chris Small 08 a quality controller for the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory at Great Lakes Naval Base Emily Sorensen 08 a mechanical engineer plastics and 2012 graduate of

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  • SURE program seeks applicants — Carthage News — Carthage College
    and faculty mentors meet weekly for lunch and student presentations of research progress Students are required to write a summative project report and a poster session is held during the final week of the program Applications to the Division of Natural Sciences SURE program are due at noon April 2 Learn more Learn about research programs and opportunities in the natural sciences at the Research Roundtable to be held at 4 p m Feb 27 in the Niemann Media Theatre in Hedberg Library Applications to the Division of Social Sciences SURE program are due at noon March 30 Download the application Prof Kevin Crosby chair of the Division of Natural Sciences said the SURE program provides an authentic research experience in which students contribute to ongoing research projects at Carthage This research is real substantive and often leads to publishable results he said I regularly hear back from alumni who highlight their SURE experiences as being important to their admission to graduate school and medical school or critical to their success in their jobs Isa Fritz 10 participated in the SURE program in 2008 and is now working toward a master s degree in aerospace engineering at Purdue University Because the Carthage SURE program is designed to mimic professional research labs I gained valuable experience with designing and building my own research experiment she said Unlike in the classroom where problems and methods are now laid out in front of you SURE students quickly learn how to create a research question get background information design the experiment fix their inevitable mistakes and conduct the test Erin Zimmerman 11 participated in the SURE program in 2009 She is now pursuing a Ph D in analytical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin Madison That summer made me realize that I actually liked

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  • Grant provides internships for Carthage astronomy students — Carthage News — Carthage College
    In partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club Prof Doug Arion was awarded a 105 645 grant to put on educational programs in the northeastern United States over the next three years That will allow two Carthage students to serve paid internships at AMC sites in each of those years beginning this summer Doug Arion A longtime member of the AMC Prof Arion has taught physics astronomy and entrepreneurship at Carthage The AMC operates trails outreach centers and high mountain huts in New Hampshire where Prof Arion spends his summers and other parts of the region While staff members in many parks can capably field basic questions on astronomy after some brief training Prof Arion said a professional astrophysicist like him can provide deeper answers to questions from the public Carthage students already give presentations to school and scouting groups at the College s planetarium and lead programs at the Griffin Observatory in the recently restored Kemper Center in Kenosha The summer interns will work as docents and mentor the AMC staff building on the organization s existing programs to demonstrate how astronomy meshes with geology meteorology and other branches of science There is really only one story Prof Arion said offering the example that if you want to understand rocks you have to understand how stars explode According to the grant application AMC facilities serve more than a half million visitors each year The Carthage interns will work at facilities including Highland Center at Crawford Notch the New Hampshire setting where Prof Arion led a J Term study tour in August The NSF s Division of Astronomical Sciences awarded the grant which will provide stipends and cover the costs of equipment Prof Arion plans to begin training AMC staff members in March Meanwhile back on the Carthage campus sociology students

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  • Sample Schedule — Physics Major and Minor Requirements — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    be from courses in the Natural Sciences Division Most 300 level or higher physics electives are offered in alternate years This means a student can expect to take any such course either as a junior or senior Please consult the College Catalog or contact the Department Chair for details Freshman Year Fall Term PHY 1200 and 1200L Fundamental Physics and Lab MTH 1120 and 1120L Calculus I and Lab COR 1100 Western Heritage I Modern Language course or Elective January Term REL 1000 Understandings of Religion or Elective Spring Term PHY 2200 General Physics I includes Lab MTH 1220 and 1220L Calculus II and Lab COR 1110 Western Heritage II Modern Language Course or Elective Sophomore Year Fall Term PHY 2210 General Physics II includes Lab MTH 2020 Differencial Equations EXS 0010 Concepts of Physical Fitness 1 credit Second Religion course or Elective January Term Optional Elective Spring Term PHY 2300 and 2300L Modern Physics and Lab PHY 2470 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers EXS Physical Fitness Activity 1 credit 2 Electives Summer Term Optional competitive SURE Summer Undergraduate Research Experience on campus research Junior Year Fall Term PHY 3200 Mechanics or PHY 3300 Thermodynamics PHY 3120 Electronics Writing Intensive WI Elective Elective January Term Carthage Symposium CS team taught course or Elective Spring Term PHY 4200 Quantum Mechanics or PHY 4300 Electricity Magnetism PHY 400T Topics in Physics Biophysics Nuclear Physics Fluids Global Heritage GH Elective or other Elective Elective Summer Term Optional competitive NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates REU Senior Year Fall Term PHY 3200 Mechanics or PHY 3300 Thermodynamics PHY 3100 Optics or PHY 4100 Astrophysics or PHY 4900 Independent Research PHY 4000 Senior Thesis Seminar 1 credit 2 Electives January Term PHY 4110 Observational Astrophysics or PHY 4120 Experimental Physics Writing Intensive WI Spring Term PHY

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