In Class

Building an Evacuated Tube Solar Collector

Zak Blumer and his evacuated tube solar collector

By Zak Blumer (B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2018) My work under Dr. Martin Kordesch’s supervision in Physics & Astronomy involves determining the efficiency of models of concentrating thermal solar power, and comparing them to other models in order to find the most efficient model. When I began my research, […]

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May 20, 2016 at 4:33 pmIn Class

Class Visitor Uses Women’s Football to Challenge Constructions of Female Masculinity

Class Visitor Uses Women’s Football to Challenge Constructions of Female Masculinity

By Abigail Stephens ’17 Dr. J.A. Carter visited a sociology class at Ohio University this spring to discuss constructions and practices of female masculinity, particularly in women’s football. Carter, a professor at Miami University in Sociology and Gerontology, studies gender, sexuality and the body, particularly in relation to sports and […]

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May 5, 2016 at 4:28 pmIn Class

ELIP Writing Class Allows Students to Get Their Hands Dirty Working with Rural Action

Moza Al Balushi participates in the Citizen Science project with Rural Action for a biodiversity fair.

By Dawn Bikowski Ask students what motivates them to attend class, do their work, and learn, and for many having the opportunity to apply their academic skills to a real-world experience is on the top of their list. International Ohio University students got to do just that in their freshmen […]

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April 25, 2016 at 9:27 amIn Class News

Junior Loves Studying Crime and Speaking French

Casey Tisdale

By Juliana Scheiderer ’16 Many people enjoy watching the adventures of the characters on Criminal Minds, but junior Casey Tisdale wants to live them. A Sociology-Criminology and Psychology double major, Tisdale hopes to one day become a behavioral analyst for the FBI. “I want to find and hunt down serial […]

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April 18, 2016 at 2:16 pmIn Class News

Technical Writing Made Easier through University Collaboration

Dr. Qian Du, instructor of ET 6020 — Photo by Bailey Kretz

By Dawn Bikowski and Kelley Bodwell Teamwork and collaboration—crucial in our global professional skillset. We collaborate in our personal lives, in our classes, and many times, in our communication and writing. At Ohio University, working together can take many forms. One way is through ongoing partnerships across campus, such as […]

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April 15, 2016 at 2:18 pmIn Class News

Senior Takes Top Prize at OHIO Physics Conference

Physics major Max Camp

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Max Camp ’16 B.S., a senior in Physics & Astronomy received the “Best Presentation” award at the 2016 Society of Physics research conference for his presentation on particle physics and the search for a pentaquark, a new kind of sub-atomic particle. A pentaquark is […]

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April 13, 2016 at 2:50 pmIn Class Research

Physics Intern Studied Plasma Physics in Northeastern Germany

Physics Intern Studied Plasma Physics in Northeastern Germany

By Andrew Dewald B.S. Honors Tutorial College Physics and B.S. HTC Chemistry, Class of 2016 I received a scholarship to study in Germany from the DAAD RISE Germany Program. I learned about the program through Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. DAAD RISE offers summer research internships for undergraduate […]

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April 13, 2016 at 2:35 pmIn Class