Saturday, March 26, 2011

PandA Symposium 2011

On Saturday, March 19, PandA hosted the annual department symposium at which our students present their research from the past year. This year was another excellent year. In addition to a fine collection of student researchers, we were honored by a visit from Dr. Michael Vogeley, the director of the physics graduate program at Drexel University. He presented the seminar on Friday afternoon entitled ''Neighborhoods in the Universe'' that focused on results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

The best of the best are selected by the faculty and recognized at the annual honors banquet, this year to be on April 6. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners this year are:
  1. Matthew Chamberlin
    Zn and ZnO Nanowires Grown on PEDOT-PSS Thin Films Conductive Polymers by Physical Vapor Deposition
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Costel Constantin

  2. Nathan DiDomenico
    The Spectral Properties of Galaxies with H20 Maser Emission
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anca Constantin

  3. Catherine Nisson and Matthew Burton
    PMT and Scintillator Testing for the Super High Momentum Spectrometer at Jefferson Lab
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gabriel Niculescu
Photos of the event make clear that we had a strong collection of presentations and a good time was had by all.