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    University of Scranton graduate and undergraduate students assist high school students make radio contacts outdoors at The University of Scranton Radio Blaster Physics Summer Camp

    Physics and Engineering Faculty host Radio Blasters Summer Camp

    During The University of Scranton Radio Blaster Physics Summer Camp July 27 - 29, University of Scranton faculty members and students teach area youngsters topics in physics associated with electricity, magnetism, light and radio waves.
    August 3, 2022

    For a second summer, area high school students arrive on campus with an interest in physics and leave knowing how to create and use a radio.  
     
    Ten rising sophomores, juniors and seniors attending The University of Scranton Radio Blaster Physics Summer Camp July 27 - 29 culminated the “learning by doing” experience by making radio contacts outdoors in the campus Rose Garden at the corner of Linden Street and Monroe Avenue. 

    Members of the Physics and Engineering department hosted the event, including Dr. Declan Mulhall, Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, and Professor Rachel Frissell. Assisting were current undergraduate students: Veronica Romanek, Simal Sami, Shaaf Sarwar, Cuong Nguyen, and software engineering graduate students Devin Diehl, Franics Tholley, and Nisha Yadav. West Scranton High School Physics teacher Scott Dustman also participated at the camp. 

    Each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., attendees learned topics in physics associated with electricity, magnetism, light and radio waves. At the Loyola Science Center, students gained insight on the following common curriculum topics:  
     
    * Geometric optics and telescopes 
    * Wave optics and diffraction 
    * Basic electronics 
    * Using an oscilloscope to measure voltages 
    * Faraday’s law, how to make an electric current with a magnet 
    * "Looking" at sound waves with a signal generator and an oscilloscope 
    * Radio waves 
    * Making and using a radio 

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