SAU receives new science equipment through grant

The College of Science and Technology at Southern Arkansas University has received specialized equipment for use in its physics laboratories, thanks to a grant from Aerojet Corporation through the GenCorp Foundation. Connie Wilbur, human resources manager of Aerojet in Camden, visited SAU recently to observe students using the Millikan’s Oil Drop Apparatus purchased with the grant. With this equipment, students in intermediate and advanced physics laboratories will be able to perform the physics experiment that established the existence of subatomic particles.

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader, principally serving the missile and space propulsion and defense and armaments markets. The GenCorp Foundation was established in 2000 to meet the charitable needs of the communities where the company conducts business. Its primary giving focus is education, specifically science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This giving focus targets students to better prepare them to be educated citizens and contributing members of our nation’s future workforce. Aerojet and its parent corporation GenCorp have been faithful supporters of the College of Science and Technology at SAU.

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