Saturday, November 10, 2012

Virginia Academy of Science - Undergraduate Research Meeting

On Saturday October 27 2012, the Virginia Academy of Science Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting took place at the Reynolds Community College in Richmond.  The JMU Undergraduate student in Physics Harkirat Mann presented a poster entitled "The origin of fluctuations in the heat and radiation excited Seebeeck effect".  Harkirat and his advisor, Dr. Govanna Scarel, describe an apparatus that will help understanding whether an environment free of humidity and heat variations aids in observing delicate voltage transients.  Harkirat will build the apparatus in the next months, and the results of the research will help him and his group to improve the research on harvesting infrared radiation by transforming it into electricity.