Auburn’s Department of Physics celebrates 100 years with a community tailgate
On Oct. 29, the Department of Physics celebrated 100 years by showcasing interesting and exciting demonstrations in front of the Leach Science Center.
“We had a great time interacting with people before the football game,” said Allen Landers, chair of the department. “Seeing physics in action is a terrific way to increase awareness of our program while also helping people learn about its importance.”
The Leach Science Center, which opened a 62,500 square-foot-addition in 2019, is home to core research. The facility includes classrooms, teaching labs, and even an astronomy terrace. Students from all majors can benefit from the classes or labs in this state-of-the-art building.
Students that earn a doctorate degree in physics have taken on impressive careers with NASA, national laboratories, major industries and many other rewarding paths.
“The Department of Physics celebrates 100 years and we sincerely hope we helped people have fun before the game while understanding how physics is all around you,” Landers added.
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