Inaugural Worster Summer Research Symposium held

The inaugural Worster Summer Research Symposium was held on Friday, August 26, 2011. It capped off a busy summer for undergraduate Physics students and their graduate mentors. Students used this opportunity to present the results of their team’s progress and accomplishments. This program was made possible by a generous donation from Susan and Bruce Worster to support research experiences for students.

Also included in the symposium was a presentation by the College of Creative Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) student.

Participants included:

Marty Navaroli, Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs)
advised by Eric Langman, Mazin group

James Kally, Characterization of Ultra-thin Rare Earth Nickelate Films by Electron Tunneling
advised by Daniel Ouellette, Allen group

Gina Duggan, Probing the Mechanical Properties of Single Copolymers of DNA
advised by Dustin McIntosh, Saleh group

Chris Axline, (SURF Fellow) Actuating Nanoparticles
Cleland group

Jessica Hoy, Using Light to See the Size and Shape of Nanometer Sized Objects
advised by Daniel Schiffels, Fygenson group

Alexander Wickes, Visualizing Electromagnetic Knots
advised by Amy Thompson, Bouwmeester group

Philip Macias, Computational asteroseismology with MESA
advised by Kevin Moore, Bildsten group

Worster and SURF Undergraduate Fellows and Graduate Mentors