Department of Physics and Engineering
Materials Day Workshop 2008!
Dr. Peter Wu and SOU students Ryan Cleveland (center) and Cody Mitchell-Chavez (left) prepare for the Materials Workshop.
Materials Workshop participants investigate the glider Wu will use for the NASA-sponsered Balloon (glider) Project.
Participant Will Oursler from St. Mary's HS in Medford watches copper as it boils and begins to evaporate.
All look on at the result of their experiment.
Cody Mitchell-Chavez (SOU student) help's Max Kiss orient his steel specimen in the Charpy Tester.
As Dr. George Quainoo draws a simple cubic crystal structure on the board, Max looks at the fracture surface of the specimen. Later, he will look at it much more closely using the Scanning Electron Microscope with Dr. Ellen Siem.
SOU student Ryan Cleveland draws a diagram on the chalkboard to show the students how the microhardness tester works.
SOU student Jen Brown (left) demonstrates her successful use of solar cells to generate electricity. We listened to the music powered by her solar panels outside of the entrance to the Science Building.