MINT Open House for participants of the annual High School Physics contest

More than 300 High School students came to the University of Alabama on January 25th to compete in the 37th annual High School Physics Contest (see: http://physics.ua.edu/contest/Contest2013.html).  As part of the program offered to participating students and their teachers the MINT center hosted an hour long open house.  During the open house the students and teachers took part in hands on demonstrations of some of the fundamental principles of magnetism that are at the heart of much of the research done in the MINT center. The students also were given a tour of the Bevill building and got to see some of the state of the art laboratories.