April 23, 2004
The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the purchase of an Advanced Placement physics textbook. The total cost, including shipping, is estimated at $10,643, according to a written staff report.
April 20, 2012
It would be interesting to know how many citizens of Maryland are aware of an experiment made in 1975-76, over a five-month period, to verify (or falsify) a prediction made by Albert Einstein about his theory of gravity. This experiment was directed by the University of Maryland. Until I read, “Einstein's Universe” by Nigel Calder, I had never read or heard about this study in physics. This book is intended to be a readable account of Einstein's 1905 Special Relativity theory and his 1915 General Relativity theory rather than a personal biography.
May 21, 2013
John Vernon Alexander Mullendore, 83, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 31, 1929, in Boonsboro, Md., he was the son of the late Albertus Daniel Mullendore and Frances Young Alexander Mullendore. John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War, and a member of Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., in 1958, with a bachelor of science degree in physics and math.
December 28, 2008
Julie Elizabeth Bayer and Douglas J. Vile were married on June 7, 2008, at Cape May United Methodist Church in Cape May, N.J. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Susan Bayer of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Jonathan and Helen Vile of Cape May. The bride is a 2004 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and received a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science/medical technology from Salisbury University in May 2008. She received her certification as a medical technology from the American Society for Clinical Pathology and is employed as a medical technologist with Bostwick Laboratories in Glen Allen, Va. The bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School and received a Bachelor of Science in physics from Salisbury University in May 2008.
April 20, 2009
The following students were named Students of the Month at Washington County Technical High School: Ashley Willingham: Early Childhood Professions Ashley is enrolled in early childhood professions, honors English 11, honors physics, honors world history and psychology. Ashley is a class representative for SkillsUSA/Student Government. Ashley placed at the Maryland SkillsUSA competition for preschool teaching. Ashley plays varsity basketball and soccer at Williamsport High School.
March 23, 2009
Chelsea Smith and Ivan Zanko have been named Students of the Month for March at Washington County Technical High School. Chelsea is enrolled in health occupations, biomedical science, advanced-placement language, honors world history, honors precalculus and honors physics. She also attends Evening High School, where she is enrolled in English 12. She is the corresponding secretary for her school's Skills-USA/Student Government. Chelsea enjoys listening to music, going to Whitetail Resort, hanging out with friends and playing sports.
April 11, 2009
Arthur W. Hamilton, 86 JUNE 11, 1922-APRIL 10, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Retired Lt. Col. Arthur W. Hamilton, 86, of Chambersburg, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Penn Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg. Born June 11, 1922, in Saxton, Pa., he was the son of the late Wilbert and Maude Kay Hamilton. He received a bachelor's degree in both math and physics from Findlay University in Findlay, Ohio, and a master's degree in management and industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He also was a graduate of the U.S. Navy Line School and the U.S. Army's nuclear physics program.
January 6, 2011
Modern educators emphasize the concept of continuing education, which encourages all citizens to keep an active mind throughout life. This is a worthy goal as the inevitable decline takes its toll. This awareness has motivated extensive reading in several fields of science to connect the findings of science with philosophy. It is an understatement to say that the effort has been rewarding. "Faust In Copenhagen: A Struggle For The Soul Of Physics" is, without a doubt, one of the most challenging as well as one of the most revealing pieces of literature among these books.
October 19, 2007
The two sides of 'quantum' To the editor: The history of quantum energy is a very interesting subject to study. Early in the 20th century, physicists thought that everything they needed to know was discovered, except for a few minor details to be filled in. Physics had become a deterministic science. But soon, some clouds appeared on the horizon. One of the problems was the difficulty in formulating the energy associated in black-body radiation. In layman's terms, scientists could not explain why the color of iron was changing as it was being heated more and more.
January 19, 2009
Jocelyn Kline and Sean Karraker have been named Students of the Month for January at Washington County Technical High School on Oak Ridge Drive. Jocelyn, a junior, is enrolled in early childhood professions, advanced- placement English language, honors pre-calculus, honors physics and honors world history. Jocelyn is active in her church, where she teaches Bible school, helps organize youth group activities and is involved in a card outreach ministry. Jocelyn is an avid reader; her favorite authors include Michael Phillips and Nancy Lee DeMoss.