Academics

Summer Research Projects

The following is a list of recent summer projects by physics majors.

Year Project Student(s) & Advisor(s)
2014 Developing and Testing a Scanning Tunneling Microscope for Advanced Lab Jonathan Paez & Spencer Fuller  w/ Dr. Hill
2013 Detecting ExtraSolar Planets Erik Davies & Antwain Morgan w/ Dr. Nordgren & Dr. Rathbun
2012 Development of Advanced Physics Lab using Lock-In Amp, LabVIEW, and Loaded Strings Francis Acquaye & Michael Garcia
w/ Dr. DeWeerd & Dr. Hill 
   Installation and CCD Imaging of the Astronomy Student Taylor Robotic Observatory (ASTRO) Erik Davies & Benjamin Kidder
w/ Dr. Nordgren & Dr. Rathbun 
2011

Edge Flames in Micro-Combustion: Modeling Hot Spots Along Channel Walls

Duncan Ashby 
w/ Dr. Bieri
  Calibration of Observation Deck Amanda Nussbaum 
w/ Dr. Nordgren
  Computer Modeling of the Princeton Micro-Combustion Experiment in Order to Understand Extinction and Re-ignition Patterns Casey Peters 
w/ Dr. Bieri
2010  Identifying active Ionian volcanoes during New Horizons flyby Kyle McMillian 
w/ Dr. Rathbun
  Developing Muon Physics Advanced Labs Michael Nadal 
w/ Dr. DeWeerd
  Designing Spatial Localization and Room Acoustics Labs for an Introductory Acoustics Class Amanda Nussbaum 
w/ Dr. Hill 
 2009 Experiments in Quantum Optics Josh Cunningham
w/ Dr. DeWeerd
 2008 Testing & Refining a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Chris Adams
w/ Dr. Hill
  Exploring the Geophysics of Planetary Bodies Emily Dahlberg
w/ Dr. Rathbun 
  On the surface activities of Jupiter's moon Europa Nathaniel Rodriguez 
w/ Dr. Rathbun

 


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