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November 2007

Release Date: November 13, 2007

ASU Physics Students Sponsor Fifth Annual Canned Food Drive

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at Angelo State University will conduct its fifth annual “Can Roll” food drive to benefit the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank Nov. 15-16 and 19-21 in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer.

The hours for this year’s event are from noon-4 p.m. each day and from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The public is invited to join the ASU community by donating canned goods and participating in the “Can Roll” competition. Contestants roll the canned item of their choice down a ramp constructed by physics students. The top long-distance rollers are awarded certificates and prizes.

The event has the additional goals of generating excitement about science, encouraging students of all ages to study science, and educating all participants in the physics of rotating and rolling objects. The food bank benefits from the SPS donation because it brings in many large-sized cans, which experiments indicate are the distance champions.

SPS is also encouraging local and area K-12 students to participate by presenting Nerds and Smarties candy and certificates of participation to every roller.

For more information, call the ASU Physics Department at 942-2242.

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