Alum Reaches for the Stars
Born in Catalonia, University of West Georgia alumnus Roger Lascorz '14 knew from a young age his passion for space exploration. "I remember the first time my parents showed me some lunar pictures," Lascorz explained. "I asked them how many people lived there now and was really surprised to learn the answer."
Sand Dollars: UWG Emeritus Professor Receives Patent on a New Process to Separate Oil from Oil Sand
For many people, retirement is synonymous with rest and relaxation. For Dr. Benjamin de Mayo, it is anything but. The University of West Georgia emeritus professor of physics has been hard at work, first receiving a Canadian patent in 2013 and then recently adding a U.S. patent to his collection for his method of separating oil from oil sand.
Expanding their Minds: West Georgia Physics Professor Earns Top Honor
The universe is constantly expanding, and so are the minds of physics students across the country thanks to educators like UWGs Dr. Bob Powell who has dedicated the past 50 years to ensuring that students are continually learning about the field. A member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, he was recently honored by the association for contributing to its mission of enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physical sciences.
The Great American Eclipse
Children excitedly jogged up a large hill. Parents followed behind carrying lawn chairs and blankets. University of West Georgia students carried their backpacks and textbooks as they kept their highly coveted plastic safety glasses clutched to their chests. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year was about to unfold.
Students Present at Two National Conferences
Earlier this year, six College of Science and Mathematics students from the University of West Georgia attended two national conferences for the opportunity of presenting their research. Their research focused on their majors of physics or engineering, and presenting at these conferences meant showcasing their work to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff from around the world.