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Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Paul Shand, department of physics, will present “Magnetic Nano-things.” An object is said to be “nanoscale” if one or more of its linear dimensions is less than 100 nanometers. Examples of nanoscale structures include films, nanoclusters, nanoparticles, nanocrystals and nanotubes. Shand will discuss the physics and applications of magnetism at the nanoscale. Technologies based upon nanoscale magnetism will be discussed as well as current research in magnetic nanostructures at UNI.

State of Iowa Physics Competition

The State of Iowa Physics Competition (formerly known as Physics Olympics) is a series of six competitive events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include self-propelled catapult, mouse trap car, bridge building, soda straw arm, challenge problem and material recovery facility (MRF). The MRF is sponsored by the Iowa Recycling Association.

UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition

The UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition (formerly known as Physics Olympics) is a series of six 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:  self-propelled catapult, mousetrap car, bridge building, soda straw arm, challenge problem and material recovery facility (MRF). The MRF is sponsored by the Iowa Recycling Association. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition held on April 11, 2012 at the McLeod Center. 

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