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.
Plain demos, magic tricks & minor miracles will be presented. Unsolicited demonstrations are welcome.
Dr. Youwen Xu, Minnesota State University, will present "High Temperature of Superconductors: From Copper-oxides to iron-pnictides"
Physics Summer 2011 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Report Presentations by Charlie Hubbard and Aaron O'Shea.
Dr. Rui He, Assistant Professpr of Physics, will present "Raman Spectroscopy anda STM of CVD Graphenen on Copper Substrates."
Dr. Andrew Stollenwerk, Assistant Professor of Physics, wil present, " Effect of Hydrogen on Electron Transport in Thin Mn Films."
Dr. Jeff Morgan, Assistant Professor of Physics & Science Education will present, "Teaching Physics Teachers: How do we know what works?"