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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Chem/Phys Reunion in September!!

We will have a Chem/Phys reunion on September 23, at ETHS. We are trying to get as many alums from as many decades as possible, and current students will be a part of this as tours of the classrooms and schools will be coming through. It can be a wonderful chance to meet people who were in your same seats years ago, and also start networking prior to going to never know when there might be a summer internship or connection at a school you are looking at, etc. Save the date! And if a parent or sibling is an alum, pass this along! Check out

Friday, July 14, 2017

Studies Suggest We Should Expect More Lightning With Warmer Climates

For the past five or so years, one thing we've discussed in 4 Chem/Phys E&M is lightning. It is a naturally curious phenomenon for human beings, and simply really cool from the science perspective! But one aspect of this that most never think about is how lightning is related to climate change and a warming atmosphere. In the video we watch on lightning, it was surmised that the sheer number of lightning strikes should increase with warming - makes sense at first thought since moisture drives cloud and lightning production, and a warmer atmosphere should mean more moisture in the atmosphere. A relatively new study shows evidence for this prediction. If anyone is interested in this sort of thing, there could be some research possibilities! See me.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Malawi Fundraiser - GoFundMe for wells for crop irrigation

Thank you to the students who put together this GoFundMe campaign for our Malawi brothers and sisters! We have helped them get land, seed and fertilizer so schools can grow their own crops, but now, for long-term self subsistence, they need funds to drill wells and irrigate those crops when the next drought happens.

Check out Even small donations matter A LOT, since $1 is some 730 kwacha!