October 2022 News & Kudos

October 5, 2022

Nobel Prize 2022 (not to the department this year)

  • Physics: Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”
  • Chemistry: Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry sharpless “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”

Grant awarded

  • Ashley Lamm has received a 1.5 million dollar Track 1 NSF Noyce Grant entitled “Expanding collaborations that recruit, prepare, and retain diverse and highly-qualified STEM teachers in Eastern Washington”.

This grant provides scholarships to recruit and prepare STEM majors to become K-12 teachers. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.

Physics Teatime

  • Physics is hosting “tea & cookies” for physics students & faculty every Wednesday at 3 PM (CEB 318).

Outreach to the community

  • Faculty and students from Chemistry & Physics will be present at the American Physics Society Division of Plasma Physics outreach event, on Thursday 20th in Spokane.
  • Jason Stoke will be giving a presentation about “Solar Energy Science” .
      • Spacetime coordinates:
        • Golden Handle Project in downtown Spokane (111 S. Cedar st.).
        • Saturday October 22nd at 7 PM.

Student’s research at international conference

  • Andrés Aragoneses presented research done with two EWU students (Nhat Nguyen and David Spichak) at Dynamics Days Europe in Aberdeen (Scotland) in August.