Westmont Magazine We're Better Equipped
Thanks to physics professor Dr. Warren Rogers, Westmont has received a spherical electrostatic conversion-electron spectrometer and associated hardware and electronics, a donation worth about $70,000.
The generous gift comes from Dr. Noemie Benczer-Koller, a nuclear physics researcher at Rutgers University in New Jersey who collaborates with Professor Rogers. The equipment will enhance the new experimental atomic and nuclear physics research program at Westmont.
“A high quality science education allows students to work closely with faculty in scholarly research, dealing with ‘real-world’ scientific problems,” Professor Rogers explains. “I have designed my new program to involve students extensively, and the new equipment will enable us to conduct investigations usually possible only in large research laboratories.”
At present, the spectrometer system is incomplete, and Professor Rogers is seeking funding from foundations and other donors for additional equipment.