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Six win 2015-2016 CAS Excellence Awards article thumbnailSix win 2015-2016 CAS Excellence Awards. Six members of the College of Arts and Sciences were presented with 2015-2016 Excellence Awards at the Dean’s Fall Address and Awards Ceremony on September 13. Professor Maria Schmeeckle, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, won the John A. Dossey Award for Outstanding Teaching by a tenured faculty member. Professor Allison Harris, Department of Physics, won […] [Read the rest]
Planetarium presents show on Hubble Space Telescope article thumbnailPlanetarium presents show on Hubble Space Telescope. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present HUBBLE Vision on September 23 and 24. [Read the rest]
Physics colloquium tackles nanoelectricalfuel flow batteries article thumbnailPhysics colloquium tackles nanoelectricalfuel flow batteries. The Department of Physics at Illinois State University will kick off the Fall 2016 Colloquium Series at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 27. [Read the rest]
Ask a Redbird Scholar: Is there weather in space? article thumbnailAsk a Redbird Scholar: Is there weather in space?. Our top faculty experts answer questions from the Illinois State University community in the “Ask a Redbird Scholar” section. Why don’t we have weather in space? —Kate Arthur, editorial writer, University Marketing and Communications Oh, but there is weather in space as discussed in such places as the Spaceweather.com website. Solar radiation and the solar wind […] [Read the rest]
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Skadron Prize!

The Skadron Prize is a computational physics competition. Each year we pose a challenge to our physics majors, and reward the best solution with the honor of Skadron Prize first place (and a cash prize). Download this year's challenge problem at this link: Skadron competition: "Win the election" (.nb)

The deadline for submission is April 9. Have fun with this one! For further information, check the Skadron Awards web page

Calendar

Fall 2016 Colloquium Series
Colloquium Archive
Physics Colloquium Series: Prof. Carlo Segre
Tue, September 27, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 214 - Free and open to the public
ISU Planetarium presents The Little Star that Could
Fri, September 30, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents The Little Star that Could
Sat, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents The Little Star that Could
Sat, October 1, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4

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Dr. Jay Ansher Dr. Jay Ansher co-hosts the Uncommon Knowledge podcast, which tackles everyday science, busts myths, and entertains as well. Produced by WGLT public radio.

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