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UW-River Falls Associate Professor of physics Matt Vonk goes to teach a class in digital electronics for a semester in the Dominican Republic. Here, he and student Aaron Lemmer (left) show a field programmable gate array, simply explained as a programmable chip. Debbie Griffin photo

Sounds of the Caribbean? Physics in Español

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Matt Vonk travels to the Caribbean for a semester this July, but it won't be to lie around on the beach.

A $13,000 Rotary International grant sends the UW-River Falls associate professor of physics to teach digital electronics in the Dominican Republic.


"I applied for it in the fall," said Vonk about the grant.

He learned about it through Tony Jilek, a friend and former UW-RF professor who's also a member of the River Falls Rotary.

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