International News

Oct 6, 2017

Joliet professor, student map vibrations in steelpan


USA - What started as an honors class project for Joliet Junior College student Joseph Garcia and natural sciences professor Dr. Andy Morrison has morphed into a very unique scientific research project, combining science and music. “We set out to discover how vibrations travel when a steelpan is played,” Morrison said in a news release. “When you play a piano, one key strikes one string at a time, making one note. In a steelpan, all the notes are embedded in that one piece of metal.”

[The Herald News]