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Union University offers summer physics program for youth

JACKSON, Tenn.April 21, 2004 – Union University will offer “Adventures in Physics,” a summer enrichment program in physics, for area students in grades seven through nine this June. The program will introduce a variety of topics in physics, using hands-on experiments and demonstrations.

The program will cover several broad areas of physics, said Dr. Kyle Hathcox, physics professor. Topics include mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, light, modern physics and nuclear physics. In addition to class activities and demonstrations, the students will have hands-on activities and Internet simulations at home.

“Adventures in Physics” is in its third year, according to Hathcox. He said the program began after parents inquired about academic opportunities for their children during the summer months.

“This promotes science education and a better understanding of science in general,” he said. The program offers more opportunities than most students will find at their level of study.

“Adventures in Physics” will meet Monday through Thursday, June 14-24, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Hathcox and Dr. David Ward, professor of physics, will conduct the sessions.

The registration fee is $150, which includes materials and refreshments. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. For more information, contact Dr. Hathcox at (731) 661-5249 or khathcox@uu.edu or Dr. Ward at (731) 661-5241 or dward@uu.edu.

by Katie Gould, '04

Media contact: Tabitha Frizzell, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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