Join members of Technical Services Group (TSG) on April 20th for some fun and exciting physics demonstrations as they share their passion for science with you and your family. There will be eight mini presentations (one every half hour) as well as tables full of interactive demonstrations. MIT students will be on hand to help children learn the science behind the toys.
Over the past 2 years Alex has done everything from redesign TEAL experiments to extend TSG's public outreach. He was a vital member of the TSG team that seemed to find and correct problems before anyone noticed they were there.
In many ways Eli was responsible for the new face of TSG. His initial videos posted on TechTV and photography posted on flickr created the media foundation for TSG's website and demonstration database.
Additionally, Eli had a significant talent in machining and woodworking which helped him create some beautiful additions to our collection of demonstrations.
Dr. Anna Frebel, astrophysicist & ice skater, demonstrates angular momentum!
TSG's 3rd annual CSF event!
The Cambridge Science festival seems to have snuck up on us this year but Alex and Eli have been hard at work to improve on last year's success.
Join us on Saturday April 30th from 11 to 3pm in 26-152 for our annual Demonstration Exposition.
For more information on the Cambridge Science Festival visit their website or check them out on facebook.
TurningPoint Linux tool
For those using Linux but needing to generate TurningPoint reports, you may find TSG's TPExtractor helpful. click here to get the install script
The script should work with most distros and is accessible from the education section of the gnome applications menu once installed (or execute "TPExtractor" from the command line).
contact Matt for help or comments.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, TSG (formerly Physics Lecture Demo) will be operating without Bil.
Bil has left to the group to take a new position, we wish him luck.
TSG's 2nd Annual CSF event received huge turnout!
TSG's 2010 Cambridge Science Festival event hit the ground running easily exceeding last year's turnout!
Check out photos and video clips of the event here.
Eli's grinding wheel sparks photo and a photo of Bil inspecting a gyroscope are among the rotating images on the new MIT Engineering homepage. Quotations from the MIT community and famous engineers are overlaid on the images.
Demonstration Cart Tool Added
TSG has recently created a demonstration cart tool intended to aid in class preparation but can also be used for non-class related purposes.
links to the Cart tool will be present on the acedemic tools page and in the upper right corner of the TSG site you can also follow this link.
Functionality to add demos to a cart from demo lists is now added.
TSG Videos featured on new MIT News site
Three videos have been featured on the front page so far:
Eli walking the chain
Bil flinching at the breaking wine glass
and Matt torturing balloon animals
The Refit of TEAL room 1 (26-152) is near complete.
the Refit includes new computers running a customized Linux image allowing for remote desktop sharing, file transfer and enhanced control inside the classroom environment.
Plans are currently in the works to execute a similar refit of TEAL room 2 in preparation for the upcoming spring semester.
Eli continues to add to his internet micro-celebrity status.
Demonstration List Tool
The new tool will allow visitors to access demonstration lists from previous semesters through the website.
This tool can be accessed here or by clicking the "Previous Demonstration Lists" link in the left column.
Cambridge Science Festival
TSG will be hosting an event for the Cambridge Science Festival on May 2nd from 10am to 3pm. For details, see our event page here or visit the Cambridge Science festival.
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