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Family Physics Night 2018

November 1, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM   |   Location: Jackson Auditorium & Jackson Park Student Activity Center

Family Physics Night 2018

The TLU Physics department and Society of Physics Students present a night full of interactive physics demonstrations to celebrate Physics Around The World. 

This year's distinguished speaker is Dr. Renee Horton, NASA Engineer.

Family Physics Night Schedule

SPS Public Lecture with Dr. Renee Horton

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Jackson Auditorium

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Renee Horton will be our lecturer for this year’s 2018 TLU Society of Physics Students Distinguished Public Lecture in Physics. 

Dr. K. Renee Horton is a native of Baton Rouge, La. and lifelong lover of science and NASA. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. of Electrical Engineering with a minor in math in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in physics, becoming the first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama in 2011 in this area. She currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. She worked for NASA, first as a student from 2009 to 2011, and then started her career as a mechanical test engineer in 2012. In 2014 she was promoted to her current position.

In 2016, Dr. Horton was elected President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) as the second woman to hold the office. She has served the physics community abroad as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Women in Physics Working Group and currently serves on several advisory boards dedicated to a more diverse inclusion in physics. In 2017, she was elevated to a Fellow in the NSBP, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a member.

Read more about Dr. Horton

Family Physics Night Activities

6:30 p.m. at Jackson Park Student Activity Center

This event is free and open to the public, no registration is required.

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November 1, 2018 5:00 PM Central Family Physics Night 2018 Jackson Auditorium & Jackson Park Student Activity Center

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