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UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics is hosting the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo, Winthrop and other area schools are expected to participate.

The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem. 

Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition hosted by the UNI Department of Physics and held on April 16, 2015 at the McLeod Center. 

Physics Colloquium

Dmitry Rychkov, Institute of Physics & Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany, will present a research talk titled, "Electrets and related phenomena: Current research by the Applied Condensed Matter Physics Group University of Potsdam"

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