Texas Southern University
Summer Lab Tour
On July 9th, Youth Inventa Alumni were given the unique opportunity to tour the Physics Department building at Texas Southern University.
Dr. Victor Migenes kindly showed the students the radio telescope at the building's roof top. Students were presented with new ideas with Dr. Migenes' studies regarding star formation. Next, the students were escorted to the radiation lab where Dr. Harvey introduced equipment such as radiation detectors and elucidated their practical implications.
Dr. Harvey guided the crew to experiment with a radiation detector with their phones creating an engaging, hands on experience. Students were taught basic electrical physics while enjoying lunch. The tour was concluded by a visit to the supercomputer at TSU that is made up of around 5,000 CPUs.