FHSU physics professor attends innovative conference
12/13/2001

HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Dr. Gavin Buffington, assistant professor of physics, participated in the 2001 Industrial Physics Forum and Academic Industrial workshop in Rochester, NY, from Oct. 21-23.

This year's meeting, hosted by Xerox, brought together academic and industrial leaders to exchange ideas regarding education and research.

"I find this meeting particularly interesting in that it helps the FHSU Physics Department to better understand the needs of industrial employers," said Buffington.

Approximately 63 percent of bachelor of physics graduates work in the industry. "We work hard to provide the kind of quality education that enables our graduates to be successful in the industrial setting," Buffington said.

The conference integrated information about Xerox and its innovation in the physicist's world. The 2001 Industrial Physics forum also highlights the latest advances in some of these technologies at the Xerox Webster site.

Conference topics included "The Physics of Color and its Presentation Across Networks," "Physics Driven Regional Development," "Frontiers in Physics" and a tour of the Center of Electronic Imaging Systems.


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