38 posts categorized "Physics"

02/14/2017

Odxin: Oingdao High School Students win at U.S. Invitational Young Physics Tournament

Qdxin, a Chinese news site, featured Qingdao High School students, who came in third place at the U.S. Invitational Young Physics Tournament at USciences.

The team from Qingdao High School, in the United States, Pennsylvania, the University of the Sciences, Pennsylvania, for the first time, has won the 3rd place award and was awarded the Bibilashvili medal award for outstanding physical academic performance.

Read the full story from Qdxin.

06/30/2016

6ABC: Physics Wonder Girls Proving Science Is Not Just For Boys

Walk into a classroom at the University of the Sciences this week, and you don't see college students. Instead middle schoolers, and they're all girls.

"Some people believe that boys are made more for science than the girls, but that's totally not true," said University of the Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Roberto Ramos.

Ramos came up with the idea of Physics Wonder Girls. He says research shows middle school is a vulnerable age for budding female scientists who can lose their enthusiasm in the subjects.

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02/29/2016

pharmacytimes.com: Honoring Edward Bouchet and the original Sloane Laboratory, where he studied

Paul Halpern, a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and chair of the APS historic sites committee, said 36 sites have been honored thus far. Each was selected with an eye toward the message it sends about the importance of physics and its history.

Read more: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/blogs/piller-of-the-community/0115/the-right-doctors-respect-pharmacists

02/08/2016

Pottstown Mercury: Underdog Phoenixville High School physics team takes 3rd in tournament finals

Standing toe-to-toe with some of the most prestigious schools in the world, the underdog Phoenixville Area High School physics team was a dominant force at a recent tournament. Next year Phoenixville will host the competition at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Read more at Pottstown Mercury: Underdog Phoenixville High School physics team takes 3rd in tournament finals 

11/08/2015

Philadelphia Inquirer: 100 years later, Einstein's masterpiece still stands

This column was written by Paul Halpern, a University of the Sciences physics professor and author of "Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics."

Read more at Philadelphia Inquirer: 100 years later, Einstein's masterpiece still stands

10/29/2015

Brookings Institution: Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data

Colleges with the highest medium-term value-added for federal aid recipients are often focused on training for high-paying careers in technical subjects. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia trains many students for careers as pharmacists, among other health-related occupations.

Read more at Brookings Institution: Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data

10/11/2015

Philadelphia Inquirer: Government scorecard rates colleges based on your future salary

For the first time, this new U.S. Department of Education database ranks schools by graduates' salaries 10 years later, and links them to such factors as tuition costs, total debt, and graduation rates. The clear local winner was the University of the Sciences, with a median income of $82,203 after loan payments. Loan balances total a median $27,000.

Read more: Philadelphia Inquirer: Government scorecard rates colleges based on your future salary

 

10/09/2015

Pharmacy Times: USciences Produces More Top Earners Than UPenn

The first college in the country to teach pharmacy produces higher earners than the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school in the same state. University of the Sciences (USciences) not only beat the University of Pennsylvania on average salary among alumni after 10 years, but also produced the highest earners than any other school in the state, including other prestigious colleges such as Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bucknell University, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College. 

Read more: Pharmacy Times: USciences Produces More Top Earners Than UPenn

06/21/2015

KLIV-AM: Paul Halpern Discusses Recent Book

Physics professor Dr. Paul Halpern was featured on KLIV-AM’s talk radio program on Sunday to discuss his recent book about Einstein. Listen to the clip http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=246151&MDID=4967409&MDSeed=8899&Type=Media

05/21/2015

WHYY: High school team from Phoenixville to represent USA at World Physics Cup

The main part of the tournament is "physics fights," where teams discuss and debate their work before a panel of expert judges. Students and faculty from University of the Sciences are hosting practice skirmishes to help the high schoolers with their presentation and defense skills.

Read: WHYY: High school team from Phoenixville to represent USA at World Physics Cup