Archives for Physics

The Physics of Fly Fishing

It's not listed under the physics requirements in the catalogue, but David Lee, professor of physics, brings his knowledge and expertise to another class he's teaching this semester: Fly Fishing. On the first day of the fourth quad semester and on a perfect March day—with temperatures in the 80s—Lee grabbed 16 rods for his students (eight women and eight men) who Read full article »

‘Reclaiming’ Christian Thought Inside Higher Ed

In today's online news site, Inside Higher Education, Tal Howard, professor of history, teams up with Karl Giberson, author and adjunct professor of science, for a lively essay on 'reclaiming' Christian thought. Below is a short excerpt of the essay. Read the entire essay here. "Restoring the Evangelical Mind Requires Courage" " . . . If the idea of Christian perspectives raises your Read full article »

The (Science and Religion) Writing Life

First there was physics. Then there was writing. Now, Karl Giberson, director of Gordon's Science and Religion Forum and adjunct professor, is merging the two not only with his numerous publications, but by teaching a special workshop for the 2012 spring semester on science and religion writing. Giberson's recent book The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press) was reviewed Read full article »

Band of Five Offer Summer Advising

Call them Gordon's Band of Five. In addition to already full summer schedules that include research projects, professional trips, and family vacations, these five full time faculty members have added another priority to their agenda: advising first year and transfer students in a new pre-orientation program. This Band of Five is comprised of a physicist, an accountant, a biologist, a minister Read full article »

Merry Ornaments!

David Lee, professor of physics and pre-engineering (pictured here with some of his students' festive works), inspired much merriment before the holidays with the 4th Annual Geekiest Ornament contest. Students in his Introduction to Engineering class demonstrated their ornaments by hanging them up (or not) and turning them on (if applicable). Criteria for the contest entries were that they must: Fit Read full article »