One evening,a husband and wife are working in their garden. While watering the grass, the wife holds the hose horizontally and the water flows from the end of the hose. She twists the nozzle of the hose to partially close it and suddenly the water shoots farther from the end of the hose. This seems odd to her husband, who wonders, "Why does the stream of water travel farther, since it appears that less water is flowing from the end of the hose?" My challenge is to give a scientific explanation for this unnatural phenomenom.
The purpose of the Department of Physics Graduate Student Travel Award Fund is to provide opportunities for graduate students to attend special conferences or workshops or to participate in professional development activities that are not funded by their advisers' research grants. Travel Awards will typically be limited to a maximum of $500.
The 2014 Physics Grad Travel Award program will be divided into two time periods, and we anticipate making 5-7 awards during each period, pending the availability of funds. Applications must be submitted by the following dates:
Applications will not be accepted for post-travel reimbursement, and the application must be received at least 30 days before the requested travel commences. Questions about deadlines and submissions should be directed to Professor Lance Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org), associate head for graduate programs.
Applications will be reviewed by a graduate student committee appointed by the associate head for graduate programs, and final decisions will be made by the associate head for graduate programs. Applicants will be informed of the final decisions by Feb 15 (for February 1 applications), and September 15 (for September 1 applications). All decisions of the associate head are final.
Review criteria include:
A complete Graduate Travel Award application consists of the following items:
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