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High school physics students tour Sundquist Science Complex

1/29/2002
January 29, 2002

In response to invitations from Dr. Jaime Taylor, chair of the physics department, and other members of the physics faculty, more than 200 students from area high school physics classes visited Austin Peay during January.

Students from McEwen, Kenwood, Fort Campbell, Northeast, and Montgomery Central high schools were bussed in by their physics teachers to explore the planetarium, herbarium and other outstanding features of the Sundquist Science Complex.

Among the teachers were Constance Brown, an APSU chemistry graduate; Luke Finley, an APSU physics graduate and finalist for the Drane award; Teresa Celusta, an APSU physics grad; and Joy Hatcher, who attended Austin Peay in the '70s.

In a thank-you note to Taylor, Hatcher said she found the classrooms and laboratory facilities to be a "blessed improvement" over those of her student days, though she felt she had received a "top-notch" education.

"I'm happy to see the expanded physics department of the 21st century," she added.