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Student Presentations and Research Trips: 2012-13

By Contributing Writer on May 1, 2013

Colgate undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy participate in a number of presentation and research trips off campus.

Upstate NY Undergraduate Research Conference
Union College, September 22, 2012 (Poster Presentation)

  • Jennifer Calzarette ’14: “Evolution and Algae: A Comparison of Barnacle Exoskeletons”

Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Student Research Symposium
Middlebury College, September 22, 2012 (Oral Presentations)

  • Lauren Bearden ’14: Trends in the Short-Term SSI Variability over 100 Carrington Rotations from the UV through the Near IR (research done summer 2012 at Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO)
  • Michael S. Fusco ’13, Hubble STIS Spectroscopic Census of HD 32297, a Beta-Pictor Analog (research done summer 2012 at Wesleyan University)
  • Katie Iadanza ’13, Photometric Analysis of the Transiting Exoplanet TrES-1 (research done summer 2012 at Colgate University, under direction of Tom Balonek)
  • Alyssa Sokol ’14, Sidereal Period Determination of Koronis Family Asteroid (1635) Bohrmann (research done summer 2012 at Wellesley College)

Seventh Undergraduate Research Day and Open House
Syracuse, NY, December 1, 2012 (Poster presentation)

  • John Grossman ’14: “Inexpensive Ultrasonic Interferometer”

American Astronomical Society meeting #221
Long Beach, CA, January 6-10, 2013 (Poster presentation)

  • Fusco, Michael ’13; Redfield, S.; Roberge, A.; Stapelfeldt, K.R.; Jensen, A.G., Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Census of the Edge-on Debris Disk HD32297 (based on research done summer 2012 at Wesleyan University)

Undergraduate ALFALFA Team workshop attendance and observing
Arecibo Observatory, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo, PR, January 11-16, 2013

  • Maggie Dievendorf ’13 (accompanied by Balonek)

Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY January 18 – 20, 2013

  • Margaret Dievendorf ’13: “Optimization of Calcium Extraction for Meteorite Analysis”
  • Dani Solomon ’13: “Measurement of Brown Marmorated Stink bug (Halymorpha Halys) Volatile Organic Compounds and Their Role in Secondary Aerosol Formation”
  • Flora Cheng ’14: “Spatial Mode Encoding of Photons Using Spatial Light Modulators”

APS March Meeting
Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013 (Poster Presentation)

  • John Grossman ’14: “Inexpensive Ultrasonic Interferometer”

Rochester Symposium for Physics Students
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, April 6, 2013

  • Oral presentations and posters presented in Physics, Optics, and Astronomy

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