Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nobel Laureate to Speak at UB! Free!

Dr. William D. Phillips, who was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics, will be presenting the 16th Annual Rustgi Lecture "Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe" on Friday April 23 in 225 Natural Sciences Complex on the UB Amherst Campus at 5 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be at a level that can be understood by high school students and anyone interested in science and technology. Dr. Phillips is well known for the spectacular lecture demonstrations that he presents with his public lectures.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Science Club Meeting

Xtreme Science Club will meet on Wednesday, 2/10, at 3:10 p.m. in Mr. Wagner's Room at the high school (Room 3010).  Thanks!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Club Meeting Minutes, 1/13/10

We began the meeting with a 5-minute video about the Space Escalator project, created by Andy from the AP Physics C course.  This led to a discussion on the space elevator and carbon nanotubes.

Following the technical portion of the meeting, club members broke into groups to develop a formal scope of work for the projects under consideration (laser, rocket, superconductor).

We talked about what makes for a good Scope of Work document, and used information developed from our previous meeting as a starting point.

We will continue to work on these with the goal of submitting them to the science department head prior to mid-term week.

There will be no meeting next week due to mid-term exam preparations.  Next meeting will be Wednesday, February 3, at 3:10 p.m. in Room 3033.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Physics In Action Podcast

The Physics In Action Podcast has been accepted and syndicated through iTunes! If you're interested in seeing examples of physics in the real world, movies, and video games, as well as interviews with interesting personalities and a look into the frontiers of physics research (such as relativity, space elevator, parallel dimensions, etc.), you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes (it's free!) by clicking here or for those who are tech-savvy, our RSS feed is available at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Next Meeting

Next meeting of the Xtreme Science Club will be Wednesday, January 13th, after school in Room 3033. There will NOT be a meeting on January 6th.