Thursday, February 05, 2009

Student Presentations at National Meetings

This spring our students are once again traveling to national conferences and meetings to present research done with our faculty.

A popular venue for undergraduates is the annual meeting of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research - NCUR. This year it is held in LaCrosse, WI, April 16-18. This year there are four students making presentations:

Ralph Herman "Shear stresses in a water/sand system partially fluidized by low-intensity vertical vibration."

Ryan Burke "Analyzing gas chromatography data using ROOT"

Patrick Hansen "Gas Chromatography"

Patrick McCauley and Daniel Simonson "Stellar Ages of the Debris Sample"
(Patrick is presenting)

In addition, Bruno Caputo is attending the APS March meeting March 16-20 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is presenting a paper titled "The Promotion of Au Adhesion on Polymer Surfaces Using Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane." His co-authors include Jonathan Wyrick and Ethan Rosenthal, two other JMU physics students.

Thus, altogether, there are eight physics students who are authors or co-authors on papers and posters at national meeting this spring.