HPU Students Attend Society Of Physics Student Meeting; Present Posters

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 25, 2010 ? Recent High Point University graduates Mark Montazer and Daniel Short, along with rising juniors Catherine Hendricks, Laura Lee, Colin McGuire, Brielle Spencer and rising senior Elizabeth Messina, presented posters of their research in physics at the 2010 joint meeting of Zone 5 of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

The students, who were advised by Dr. Aaron Titus, associate professor of physics at HPU, had the opportunity to hear a lecture by 2001 Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle, and had a special opportunity to join other North Carolina and South Carolina physics students in a dialogue with Dr. Ketterle about his Nobel Prize-winning research on Bose-Einstein condensation.

The students presented:

“An Alternative Numerical Technique for Calculating the Perpendicular Component of the Net Force on an Object,” by Catherine Hendricks.

“High-Speed Video Analysis of Karate Kicks,” by Laura Lee.

“A Classical Force Exchange Simulation,” by Colin McGuire.

“Accounting for Non-Constant Thrust in a Model Rocket Simulator,” by Elizabeth Messina.

“Simulating Exoplanets and Radial Velocity Curves,” by Mark Montazer.

“High-Speed Video Analysis of a Cantilever,” by Daniel Short.

“High Speed Video Analysis of Force by a Bowstring on an Arrow,” by Brielle Spencer.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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