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  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
     
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a grant from The Perkin Fund to develop an observatory at HWS. Christopher Perkin '95 is a trustee of the Perkin Fund and was instrumental in securing the grant as part of his ongoing support for the C...

  • Friday, July 25, 2014
     
    After taking first prize in the NASA/Montana National Student Solar Spectroscopy Competition, Hobart and William Smith Colleges physics students were awarded a trip to NASA's Flight Facility in Wallops, Va., to assemble a scientific payload to launch...

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014
     
    Justin Partyka ’16 has been named the winner of the Physics Department's 2014 Albert Holland Physics Lecture Competition, following his engaging delivery of a presentation titled, “Check Your Watch! The Theory of Time Dilation.” Partyka, also the rec...

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
     
    A team of HWS students, including Chris Demas '17, Jeff Rizza '16, Michelle Gomez '16, Justin Partyka '16 and Joe Carrock '17, won top prize at the 2014 NASA/Montana Space Grant Consortium National Student Solar Spectroscopy Competition, in Bozeman, ...

  • Friday, June 06, 2014
     
    When Nobel Conference 50 takes place at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., this fall, students at HWS will be able to take part without ever leaving Geneva. For the second consecutive year, the HWS Physics Department will host a livestrea...

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014
     
    Six HWS community members attended a New York Campus Compact workshop held at Syracuse University earlier this month. The event included two half-day workshops, "Developing a Premier Service-learning Course," and "Getting Service-Learning Research an...

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
     
    Many liken the human brain to a computer, but Assistant Professor of Psychology Dan Graham doesn't think that captures the half of it. Graham says the better comparison is to the Internet, with its vast, networked system of messaging. He published a ...

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
     
    This spring, a group of students and faculty from HWS will travel to Bozeman, Montana to participate in the National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition. One of eight teams from across the country, the HWS group will present its own spectrograph t...

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
     
    The Physics Department is set to host its 14th annual Holland Prize Competition, which invites student participants to enter a science-focused contest for a chance to win $1,000 in prize money. This year's event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday,...

  • Friday, April 11, 2014
     
    Alysa Newman '16, Susan Tuvell '16 and Alana Kilcullen '15 recently participated in the 16th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) where they attended panels and workshops, and had the opportunity to meet other und...

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