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  Dr. Frey led …

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  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 …

Physics And Astronomy Lecture: Explore Solar Wind

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Southwestern welcomes Dr. Craig DeForest of Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado to discuss the exploration of our heliospheric environment and the solar wind with the new PUNCH mission. Dr. DeForest will speak via Southwestern’s Livestream at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested community members, and can be viewed at:

Southwestern students on lookout for space debris

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Courtesy of The World Newspaper – Jillian Ward COOS COUNTY – Students at Southwestern Oregon Community College are on the lookout for both asteroids and micrometeorites. Dr. Aaron Coyner, associate professor of physics at SWOCC, has students participating in two new projects. The first is Project Stardust, which is searching for micrometeorites in Coos County. “Meteorites are fragments of space …

Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: “Smelling Better than a Bear”

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UPDATE: This lecture will now take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (it was previously scheduled for Feb. 18). As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we welcome Dr. Scott Holmstrom of the University of Tulsa Department of Physics and Engineering. Dr. Holmstrom will present a lecture entitled, “Smelling Better than a …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series: Human Exploration – It’s Not a Book of Knowledge … It’s a Journey

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Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we are welcoming Dr. Jeff Goldstein of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12pm, for his talk “Human Exploration – It’s Not a Book of Knowledge … It’s a Journey”. The talk will be Livestreamed and can be accessed …

South Coast Innovation Challenge 2021

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Southwestern Students: Do you have ideas that could become a new invention to solve challenges in our everyday lives? Do you like competing for cash and prizes? If so, Invent Oregon (inventOR) is the competition for you. The first stop on the road to inventOR involves participation in the local South Coast Innovation Challenge 2021. Student teams of two or …

Southwestern’s Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture Series presents Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Jason Hafner from Rice University in Houston, Texas to present at the first lecture of our 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture series. Dr. Hafner is a physics, astronomy and chemistry professor who will discuss his biomedical research on nanotechnology applications and how it may apply to early diagnosis of medical conditions and …

College and History Museum Celebrate 30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce the opening of Expanding Perspectives on the Universe: 30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope, an interdisciplinary student art exhibit. The display runs from Saturday, Aug.1, through Oct. 31, in the Sprague Gallery of the Coos History Museum, 1210 N. Front St., Coos Bay. The exhibit celebrates Hubble and its achievements. …