Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries

physic and museumThe Georgia Southern Museum was proud to host the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries this year in mid-January. Nearly one-hundred and twenty-five museum professionals from across the state gathered for the three day workshop filled with presentations and spurts of entertainment as attendees reach to grow in their respective museum professions. One of the highlights of the event is a progressive dinner on opening night of the workshop. Dessert was to be held in the Georgia Southern Museum and fitting into the Mad Scientist exhibit was our Physics Department yet again demonstrating the physics of liquid nitrogen ice cream making. Guests gathered around as Physics Major, Dillon Marcy, and Instructor, Ms. Ashley August, gave an explanation of the physics behind the culinary treat. Guests were also encouraged to participate in an interactive demonstration with Mr. Marcy regarding how liquid nitrogen affects other objects besides just milk and sugar. The event was a great success thanks to Dr. Brent Tharp, Director of the Georgia Southern University Museum. In the future months, Dr. Tharp and Ms. August plan on hosting an outreach event for local students utilizing the resources at the museum as well as the in the Physics Department.

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