Independent Research Presentations Fall ’10

The presentations were held on December 8, 2010 in SC-P117. Talks went on from 10:40 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. They were followed by a poster session, held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Freshmen and sophomores majors (with the exception of 3-4 students) were notable for their absence. The presentations by the 18 students were outstanding. Congratulations to all participants.

“A Plankian Form for GRBs Pulse, Part I,” Paolo DiLorenzo, Adviser Dr. Wickramasinghe

“A Plankian Form for GRBs Pulse, Part I,” Dacoda Nelson, Adviser: Dr. Wickramasinghe

“Acoustic Raindrop Disdrometer: Measuring the Sound of Rain,” John Lenehan, Adviser: Dr. Magee

“Analysis of Observed Peculiar Radio Galaxies,” Rob Sobzcak, Adviser: Dr. Wiita.

“Modeling X-Shaped Radio Galaxies,” Julian Starr, Adviser: Dr. Wiita.

“The Klyuchevskoi Upper Mantle Anomaly: Identification and Explanations,” Megan Torpey, Adviser: Dr. Benoit.

“Sublimation of levitated ice crystals in a simulated upper tropospheric environment,” Kayla Spector, Adviser: Dr. Magee.

“Raman Spectroscopy of Cocrystals,” Michael Billings and Cindy Lin, adviser: Dr. Ochoa

Poster presentations:
“The trapping of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with optical tweezers,” Ryan Bohler, Adviser: Dr. Ochoa.

“Detection of Radio Transients from Compact Object Mergers,” Brett Cardena, Adviser: Dr. Kavic

“Radio JOVE Telescope Construction and Operation,” Paige Giorla and Joe Grippaldi, Adviser” Dr. Kavic.

“Prototype development of a static diffusion chamber for ellipsometric study of ice,” Joe Grippaldi, Adviser: Dr. Magee.

“Analysis of Eulerian Fluid Dynamics Codes,” Noelle Gotthardt, Adviser: Dr. Wiita.

“Computational design of small molecule mimetics with druglike properties,” Krupa Jani, Adviser: Dr. Dalafave.

“Use of WiiMotion Plus in Physics Experiments,” Yanique Riviere, Adviser: Dr. Ochoa.

“Detection of Radio Transients from Supernova,” Christian Schmitt, Adviser: Dr. Kavic.

The posters will remain posted in the corridor outside of room P-127. The presentations were followed by a holiday party, with pizza provided by Dr. Wiita…and still no freshmen present… 😦


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  1. Info on the independent research presentations missed by most freshmen and sophomores has been posted.

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