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Homemade hovercraft captivates APSU’s junior campers

July 19, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a slow Friday afternoon, Austin Peay State University’s Bryan Gaither built a hovercraft.

He captured a video of its maiden flight and sent it to some friends: “So I got bored and built a hovercraft.”

Austin Peay State University’s Bryan Gaither prepares to don an Iron Man mask and his across the gym floor on his homemade hovercraft. Attendees of the university’s Junior Govs Summer Camp are in the background. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Bryan Gaither prepares to don an Iron Man mask and his across the gym floor on his homemade hovercraft. Attendees of the university’s Junior Govs Summer Camp are in the background. (APSU)

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APSU Governor’s School wraps up with day of smashing fun

June 27, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governor’s School for Computational Physics finished its three weeks of summer fun on Friday, the school’s mentors and professors had a little bit more science to show off.

After Bryan Gaither and Jeremiah Simmons boiled water in this steel drum, they sealed it and put it in an ice bath. Within 90 seconds it imploded. (Austin Peay State University)

After Bryan Gaither and Jeremiah Simmons boiled water in this steel drum, they sealed it and put it in an ice bath. Within 90 seconds it imploded. (Austin Peay State University)

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Campers walk on water at APSU

June 18, 2018

APSU

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last week, Bryan Gaither’s grocery list called for 150 pounds of cornstarch. When asked what he was doing, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) physics lab manager explained he wanted to get a group of campers to walk on water.

Austin Peay State University Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy graduate Jonathan Bunton, center, explains to Governor's School students what's happening with the corn starch-water mixture.

Austin Peay State University Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy graduate Jonathan Bunton, center, explains to Governor’s School students what’s happening with the corn starch-water mixture.

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Austin Peay State University School for Physics demonstrates Ping Pong Cannon

June 12, 2018

APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students attending the APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics this summer learned ping pong balls can pierce a piece of ¼-inch-thick plywood.

But only with the help of a specially built ping pong cannon.

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy constructed a ping pong cannon earlier this year.

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy constructed a ping pong cannon earlier this year.

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High school students jump into life-size Super Mario experience at APSU

June 11, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students are getting a Super Mario Bros.-sized treat this summer at Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, has put up a life-sized set that depicts the first level of Nintendo’s 1985 classic Super Mario Bros. And it’s interactive, allowing students to run, jump and bash through the game, complete with boing, ping and slide sound effects.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

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Austin Peay State University College of STEM starts Drone Racing Team

February 15, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent, sunny afternoon, a small aircraft buzzed past flapping banners on the Austin Peay State University intramural field. The pilot, wearing a pair of virtual reality glasses, stood several feet away, maneuvering a quadcopter drone around a series of obstacles with a remote control.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

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APSU Physics Students send high altitude balloon into stratosphere

October 27, 2012

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a farmer in rural Scottsville, KY, spotted a strange, shimmering object in one of his fields. He wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. It appeared to be nothing more than a Styrofoam beer cooler, wrapped in aluminum foil, with a parachute attached to it.

“What in the world is this?” he reportedly said. Another man with him said it looked like a weather balloon, so the farmer picked up the unusual box and took it back to his garage. The next morning, as he drove down a nearby highway, he happened upon a group of Austin Peay State University students wading through the weeds and tall grass along the side of the road.

APSU students prepare to release a high altitude balloon into the stratosphere. (Photo by Charles Booth)

APSU students prepare to release a high altitude balloon into the stratosphere. (Photo by Charles Booth)

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