Physics and
Engineering Physics

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Research

We encourage all students to gain research experience in Physics, regardless of their specific academic focus. Gaining insights into research methodology affords a unique perspective into how only how "the scientific method" operates in practice, but also into how Physics operates as an enterprise in critical thinking.

Student Research

Jon Snyder '15 and Mara ZImmerman '17, "Determining Physical Parameters of Eclipsing Binary Systems Containing Delta Scuti Pulsating Variable Stars," with Matthew Beaky

Kenneth Goodfellow '11, "Band Frequencies and Laser Band Widths," with Jamie White.

Daniel D'Orazio '09, "Quantifying Dark Matter Substructure via Gravitational Lensing," with Jamie White.

Sarah Bender '07 and Allison Earnhart '07, "A Method to Determine the Minimum Energy Threshold and Coarse Low Energy Calibration for PVTbased Detectors," 2006, with Jim Borgardt.

Dan Sidor '07, "Developing a Non-Invasive Imaging System for Blood Flow Through Small Vessels of the Nailfold," 2006, with Mark Pearson.

Research Possibilities

To develop their speaking and professional skills, we strongly encourage students who conduct research to present their research work publicly. We offer a number of opportunities to do so, including our Physics Seminar course; local, regional and national physics and astronomy conferences; and the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Available Projects