Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Southwestern to showcase research results by STEM student researchers

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Coos Bay, OR – As our final Physics and Astronomy Lecture event of the 2021-22 academic year, Southwestern Oregon Community College will feature the research work done by our student researchers and staff during winter and spring terms. The symposium will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7 pm on the Coos campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay) in Umpqua …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture: Exploring Eclipses at the Edge of Space

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Angela Des Jardins, Director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium and principal investigator of the NASA- and NSF-sponsored Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) to present “Exploring Eclipses at the Edge of Space” on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm. The lecture can be accessed …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astroparticle Astronomy

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Tonia Venters with her lecture “Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astoparticle Astronomy”. This will be a virtual lecture to provide insight into astroparticle astronomy. The lecture will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, May 16, 2022, and will be streamed live via our website here: https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2021-22. Dr. …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: How to design a CubeSat for science and education

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Andrew Greenberg, Portland State Aerospace Society Faculty Mentor and Adjunct Engineering Faculty at Portland State University who will present an in-depth discussion of how and why OreSat evolved from a student educational project to Oregon’s first open-source Satellite. Learn more about the system design, methodology, and specifications that have gone into the project …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: The New Field of Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Astrophysics by Observations with LIGO

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Raymond Frey from the University of Oregon Physics Department on Thursday November 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm to discuss the new field of observation of gravitational waves with Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and its implications on the frontiers of astronomy. Join us via Livestream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2021-22.  Dr. Frey led …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture: A New Era in Solar Observations

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the start of the 2021-22 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series welcoming Dr. Holly Gilbert, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory. In her talk “A New Era in Solar Observations” Dr. Gilbert will discuss some of the current solar and heliospheric observations (both space-based and ground-based) and the scientific …

Southwestern to explore the health effects of space travel at the next Physics and Astronomy Lecture

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s upcoming Physics and Astronomy Lecture spotlights the work of Southwestern’s own Zinzi Konig, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing. The lecture, The Effects of Space Flight on Human Health and Infectious Agents will be presented Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Southwestern’s Livestream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2020-21.  Konig will present results from her past work studying infectious agents in space, carried aboard …

Physics Student is Melting Glass Ceilings

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Editor’s Note: Nicole Wales discovered a passion for science while taking physics courses at Southwestern in 2016. The following story shares Nicole’s inspiring path from Coos Bay to a University of Oregon research lab, and on to MIT. Story courtesy of University of Oregon, Oregon Quarterly, AroundtheO ––By Ed Dorsch, BA ’94 (English, sociology), MA ’99 (journalism), a staff writer for …

We can’t wait: New health and science labs open fall 2021!

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Fall term 2021, COVID-willing, Southwestern’s science, nursing and paramedicine instructors will welcome students into their new labs. Imagine working on a team of inventors in a highly advanced physics and engineering lab. You (or maybe your daughter or son) study alongside a trained NASA scientist. You experiment with solar power systems and other forms of energy. New equipment. New technology. …