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Society of Physics Students Meeting – September 22

Our meeting began with some good news! Our SGA bill to help with funding for our chapter’s trip to PhysCon in San Francisco this November was successful. PhysCon is a Society of Physics Students sponsored conference that offers opportunities for students to present research and network with other physics students, academics and professionals. Dr Brad […]

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Student’s Research Published in American Journal of Physics

Congratulations to Matthew Carnaghi (’16), Dr. Aaron Titus, and Mr. Jeff Regester. Their research article “The motion of a spring released from uniform circular motion” made the FRONT COVER of this month’s American Journal of Physics. The project was started by Matthew Carnaghi in his freshman research course with Dr. Briana Fiser.  Professor of physics […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Alan Vasquez Soto

HPU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS) included two astrophysics-related projects this year, one led by Ryan Hegedus (already featured) and the other led by rising junior Alan Vasquez. Seven years ago, a pulsating UV-bright star named CS 1246 was discovered to have some of the largest-amplitude brightness variations known in its class. […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Matthew Iczkowski

For the past few months, rising senior Matt Iczkowski has been interning for the Operations Department of Callaway Golf with a specialization in Program Management. This is the second summer he has worked for the company. His projects primarily focus on statistical analyses of crucial business metrics, such as margins and cost savings, but he […]

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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 — 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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