The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (UReCA) On-Line Publication



The Physics Behind Garage Door Springs


Tal Joseph

Madison Area Technical College

We all know our garage doors, but do we love them? “The Physics Behind Garage Door Springs” opens a whole new world of garage-door appreciation. Perhaps mundane, this is a fascinating look at one of our world’s common conveniences.









Aluminum Analysis of Water at Columbia College


Dung Golden

Columbia College

Tap water from different sources on the Columbia College campus were analyzed for aluminum content by fluorometry and visible spectrometry. The results from fluorometry method indicated that the samples from two locations on campus were actually higher than the SCML for aluminum of 0.2 ppm.

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