Future Physicists of Florida inducts 224 Bay County middle school students in ceremony at FSU Panama City campus

The Panama City News Herald’s coverage of yesterday’s induction ceremony for the Dr. James T. and Jana L. Cook Future Physicists of Florida FSU Panama City Chapter is here.

Some additional scenes (courtesy of my iPhone):

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Randy Hanna, Dean of FSU’s Panama City Campus, opens the induction ceremony.


Gulf Coast State College President John Holdnak talks about the importance of preparing properly in high school math and science courses.


Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt addresses the inductees and their families.

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The audience watches the opening remarks.  FSU Physics Professor Susan Blessing is in the front row in the seat farthest to the right.  James Cook is seated in the fourth seat from the right.  Cook is a retired cardiologist for whom (along with his wife Jana) the FSU Panama City chapter of Future Physicists of Florida is named.

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FSU Physics Professor, American Physical Society Fellow and 2017 Pegram Award winner Susan Blessing talks about the fundamental building blocks of nature.

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The audience soaks up Professor Blessing’s talk.

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