SC State University - Saturday, November 5, 2011


High School Students Interested in majoring in Physics


physics students


High school students (9-12th grade) their parents and teachers visited the labs and classrooms of the physics program at South Carolina State University.  They participated in a number of interesting and enjoyable hands-on activities as described in the agenda.  Topics covered included medical physics, motion, light, cosmology,  ultraviolet radiation and ozone as well as a discussion on the SC State balloon research program.

The midday speaker was Ms. Jessica Johnson, a 2010 graduate of the SC State Physics program and currently enrolled in the Masters of Transportation Program at SC State.

Continental breakfast and lunch were provided to all and a $100 stipend went to each participating high school student.

A total of 32 high school students  attended as well as 20 parents and teachers and  12 SC State students, staff  and faculty members.   The high school students came from 9 different  high schools across the state as listed below.


Easly HS   Pickens County
Westside HS   Anderson County
Lancaster   Lancaster County
WJ Keenan HS   Richland County
Orangeburg Wilkinson HS   Orangeburg County
Lake Marion HS   Orangeburg County


Goose Creek HS   Berkeley County
Stratford HS   Berkeley County
James Island Charter HS   Charleston County






balloon launch