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Neutrinos in the Classroom

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The MINERvA EPO project is finally ready for release.  Here it is, after lots of hard work by many people:

http://neutrino-classroom.org

This resource allows one to teach particle decay and momentum conservation principles using real data from the MINERvA neutrino experiment!

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

January 7th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Fourier Series

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It’s so pretty.

How Fourier Series Work-Just in Time for Calculus Finals - Imgur

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

December 12th, 2014 at 9:23 am

Posted in Education,Fun Stuff

Systems Engineering Director Announced

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Maul will be coming to Otterbein in the fall as Director of our new Systems Engineering program. Gary was for many years a professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. More recently he has been building an engineering program at OSU’s Marion campus. He is a widely known and highly respected engineer and educator. We look forward to building a successful program under his leadership!

Written by David Robertson

May 20th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Posted in Education

Reinhard wins Teaching Award

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Prof. Aaron Reinhard of the Physics Department has won the 2013-14 New Teacher of the Year Award! This award goes to an outstanding teacher in their first three years at Otterbein.  It was announced at the Academic Honors Convocation on May 7.

In addition, Tegan Johnson won the department’s Enrico Fermi Award for the outstanding graduating senior.

Congratulations to Tegan, Prof. Reinhard, and all the other students, alumni, and faculty members honored this year!

Written by David Robertson

May 9th, 2014 at 11:09 am

Posted in Education