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Radiations Magazine: Spring 2012

Radiations Magazine


Science & Service

    by Diane Jacobs

A Long-Term Engagement

    by Toni Sauncy

The Importance of Science Outreach and Tips for Doing it Well

    by Steve Shropshire

How Do You Serve?

   by Sigma Pi Sigma members

My Farewell

    by Diane Jacobs


The Director's Corner

Returning Serve
by Gary D. White

Society News

UW-River Falls Bestows Two Sigma Pi Sigma Outstanding Service Awards
2012 Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Awards

Spotlight on “Hidden Physicists”

2011 Contributors to Sigma Pi Sigma

The Puzzle Corner

Get Involved

The 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress

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On the Cover | View Larger Image

Edward Leonard, Jr. runs a liquid nitrogen explosion demonstration at the First Sheboygan Science and Engineering Festival in Sheboygan, WI. It entails filling a 2-liter soda bottle halfway with LN2, capping the bottle tightly, and sinking it with bricks to the bottom of a water-filled trash can. The ensuing explosion is always crowd captivating. See "How Do You Serve?"

Photo by Michigan Technological University, University Marketing and Communications. Courtesy of Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers.

Acting Editor
Gary D. White

Assistant Editor
Tracy M. Schwab

Editorial Assistants
Kendra Redmond

Elizabeth Hook

Copy Editor
Cynthia Freeman

Art Director
Tracy M. Schwab

Sigma Pi Sigma President
Diane Jacobs, Eastern Michigan University

SPS President
Toni Sauncy, Angelo State University

Sigma Pi Sigma/SPS Director
Gary D. White

Sigma Pi Sigma/SPS Assistant Director
Thomas Olsen