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'Boiler Nation' premieres with physics on BTN

February 26, 2010

Keith Adams, physics outreach coordinator, takes questions during the College of Science's Physics on the Road program.

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A new Purdue feature on the Big Ten Network, "Boiler Nation," debuted Friday (March 26) with a close-up look at the College of Science's Physics on the Road program.

"Boiler Nation" is a 30-minute program that is a cousin to "Boiler Bytes" but with an extended report on one subject instead of five-minute looks at five subjects.

Physics on the Road, now about 20 years running, touched the lives of about 30,000 K-12 students in Indiana in just the past decade. With its solid foundation in teaching methods, it also has served as a model for similar programs nationwide and even beyond. The program looks at the experiments in the demonstration and the program's role in engagement and learning.

Friday's airing was followed by a showing of "Boiler Bytes 1," the first of six installments so far in that series (a seventh compiled favorites from the first six).

Previous "Boiler Bytes" segments are at www.purdue.edu/boilerbytes/ and on Purdue's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/purdue.

BTN features campus programming from all Big Ten universities, as well as extensive coverage and replays of Big Ten athletics. More is at www.bigtennetwork.com.

BTN is on Boiler TV at Channel 12. In Lafayette-West Lafayette, it is on Comcast at Channel 67 or digital Channel 552 (Channel 958 for HD); on DirecTV on Channel 610; and on DISH Network on Channel 439 (Channel 9500 for HD).

A summary of Purdue-related programming on BTN is at www.bigtennetwork.com/showcase/purdue.asp.