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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Ryan Hegedus

The research being conducted by the two dozen students in HPU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Science (SuRPS) covers a wide range of physical scales. Rising senior Ryan Hegedus’ work deals with the largest of scales at SuRPS: extreme binary star systems moving on the order of 200,000 mph at a distance of 100s […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Luis Royo Romero

Luis has been with working Dr. Chris Hughes at JMU all summer on a materials science research project. Specifically, they are trying to determine how chloroform treatment might improve the adhesion of gold (Au) thin films onto PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate). PMMA is commonly known as acrylic or acrylic glass. The adhesiveness between Au and […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Zack Hutchens

Zack will officially join our HPU physics department in August, but he is already getting a strong start on research this summer. He is working at a Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) REU program under Dr. Robynne Lock on physics education research. Using data collected in introductory calculus-based physics courses at TAMUC, they are analyzing the […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Spencer Ader

This summer, rising sophomore Spencer Ader is working with Dr. DeWitt, Ty Carlson, and Max Maurer on developing a self-driving RC car as part of HPU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS). His primary contribution to the project deals with the system’s computer vision — he is using back-projected histograms to isolate objects […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Thomas Boudreaux

Over the next few weeks, we will briefly feature one of our students who is participating in summer research, whether at HPU, another U.S. institution, or even abroad. For our first student profile, we recognize rising sophomore Thomas Boudreaux, who is participating in the Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) at the Space Telescope Science Institute […]

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