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Around Campus: Texas State Physics Camp

Cold water that boils?
Deflated marshmallows?
Welcome to Physics Camp!

Local students watch water repidly evaporate in a vacuum chamber.

By Catherine Harper

This week at Texas State, local kids are learning about science. And loving every minute of it.

The Texas State Physics Camp, a student-run program sponsored by the Society of Physics Students, offers kids the opportunity to interact with physics through hands-on experiments and demonstrations by Texas State physics majors and student volunteers.

SPS started the camp in 2008, as the brainchild of student Amanda Gregory. She recently graduated with her master’s in physics. From the start, there has been no cost for children to attend; the one-week camp is funded by donations and SPS fundraising efforts. Continue reading