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Allegheny Senior Has His Sights Set on the Planets and Beyond

Ever since his childhood growing up near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, James Scarborough has had a keen interest in the nighttime sky and often considers what it would be like to explore those shiny points of light that he gazes at in wonder. Scarborough brought his love of the stars to Allegheny College, where he is [...]

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Meet Doctor Sparks, an Allegheny Graduate Who Uses Stories to Teach Science to Kids

Karl Smith has a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Rochester. He also worked at Amazon as a software engineer trying to make the Alexa voice assistant smarter. But now Smith is putting his talents to better use, he says, as a children’s science storyteller. He describes his new calling as “Mister Rogers meets [...]

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Allegheny College to Host One-Day Women in Physics Conference

With the goal of boosting women’s prominence in the field of physics, Allegheny College will host a free Women in Physics conference on Saturday, November 9, in Carr Hall. The event starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. The day will include poster presentations, a career panel discussion, and a seminar [...]

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Karczewski Presents at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Kylee Karczewski (Physics, 2018) spent ten weeks last summer doing research in the Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology program that is jointly administered by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She presented the results of her research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Program symposium on July 28 held on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The [...]

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Rigorous Academics Inspire a Career in Physics

When he enrolled at Allegheny, Colby Mangini ’04 thought he’d probably major in international studies. He had studied Spanish in high school, and international business and economics sounded interesting. He wanted a college degree but wasn’t exactly passionate about academics. “I wasn’t challenged that much in high school and could get by doing the bare [...]

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Society of Physics Students Named Distinguished Chapter

The National Council of the Society of Physics Students has named Allegheny College’s chapter a Distinguished SPS Chapter for 2014-2015. Based on an assessment of the chapter’s breadth and depth of activities, the award recognizes Allegheny’s physics students for their efforts to build community and propel students into professional careers.

Petasis Co-authors Chapter in Methods in Enzymology

Professor of Physics Doros Petasis co-authored a chapter, titled “Quantitative Interpretation of Multifrequency Multimode EPR Spectra of Metal Containing Proteins, Enzymes, and Biomimetic Complexes,” with Professor Michael Hendrich of Carnegie Mellon University. The chapter is part of a volume of Methods in Enzymology titled Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Investigations of Biological Systems by Using Spin Labels, [...]

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