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Department News

Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Students

powell  Four Physics majors at the campus Observatory, Fall 2013.  From left to right: Elizabeth Williams, Benjamin McKinney, Hannah Greene, and Andrew Boghozian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two physics majors graduated from ETSU in December 2013:  Benjamin Seth Proffitt and Benjamin Madsen-Larsen.

Joseph McNeil Physics major Joseph T. McNeill presented a poster at the January 2014 meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Washington D.C.   His poster was titled `Direct Modeling of Transiting Planet Light Curves from Model Stellar Atmospheres'.  His co-authors were Dr. Hilding Neilson and Dr. Richard Ignace.

 

 

 

Kristen Elizabeth Williams Three Physics majors attended the Southeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at Florida State University in January 2014:  Kristen Campbell, Elizabeth Williams, and Carrie Elliot.   Kristen Campbell (left) presented a poster entitled `X-Ray Emission from Interacting and Merging Galaxies'.  Elizabeth Williams (right) had a poster titled `Diffuse X-Ray Emission in the Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies'.   Both of these projects were done in collaboration with Dr. Beverly Smith.

 

 

Kristen Campbell Physics major Kristen Campbell participated in the `Posters at the Capitol' event held in Nashville TN in mid-February 2014.  She presented a poster entitled `X-Ray Emission from Interacting and Merging Galaxies'.    Click here for the press release on this event and her research.

 

 

 

 

Kristen Campbell Thesis Devanshu Agrawal thesis During Spring 2014, three physics majors gave talks in the Department on their Honors theses.   The first was Kristen Campbell (left), whose thesis was entitled `X-Ray Analysis of Interacting and Merging Spiral Galaxies'.   Her thesis advisor was Dr. Beverly Smith.   The second was Devanshu Agrawal (on right in the second picture), whose thesis advisor Dr. Frank Hagelberg is also shown in the picture.   Devanshu's thesis was titled `A Numerical Model for Nonadiabatic Transitions in Molecules'.   The third thesis presentation was given by Vince Commero, whose thesis was titled `Photometry and Astrometry of Comet ISON (C/2012 S1).  His advisor was Dr. Gary Henson.  

 

 

 

Alumni

Some of our recent graduates started new jobs this year.  These include:

 Jesse Delatte (Class of 2010) starting work at Tele-Optics, Inc., in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Brandon Sexon (Class of 2013) is now a high school physics teacher in Morristown, Tennessee.

Jessica Webb (now Miller) (Class of 2012) is now a high school physics teacher in Greeneville Tennessee.

Pashupati Shah (Class of 2013) now works at Oak Ridge National Lab.

In addition, several of our recent graduates started graduate school this fall at a wide range of schools.   These include:

Alyssa Adams (Class of 2013) started graduate school in Physics at Arizona State University this fall.

Cory Ball (Class of 2013) is now a graduate student in Math at ETSU.

Chance Brown (Class of 2013) is now a graduate student in Physics at Texas A&M Commerce.

Laura Buchanan (Class of 2013) is now a graduate student in Biophysics at the University of Denver.

William Jamieson (Class of 2013) is now a graduate student in Math at the University of Nebraska.

Joshua Kindle (Class of 2012) is now a graduate student in Math at ETSU.

Terrance McDermott (Class of 2013) started graduate school in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Denver.

Erin Middlemas (Class of 2013) started graduate school in Physics at the University of Wisconsin.

Olivia Miller (Class of 2013) started graduate school in Physics at Harvard University this fall.

Rachel Miller (Class of 2009) started graduate school in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee this fall.

Aaron Ross Ponder (Class of 2012) is now a graduate student in Renewable Energy Engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology Wilsonville.

Xiqiao Wang (Class of 2013) is now a graduate student in Physical Chemistry at the University of Maryland.

Alums Jan 2014 Several recent graduates visited the Department in January.   Here is a picture taken in the 2nd floor of Brown Hall.  Back row, left to right: current physics major Bryan Matt Cannon, Brandon Sexton (Physics major, class of 2013), William Jamieson (Physics/Math double major, class of 2013), Logan Cannon (Math major, class of 2013).  Front row:  Jessie Deering (math major, class of 2013), Erin Middlemas (Physics/Math double major, class of 2013).

 

 

Faculty/Staff

mark Drs Donald Luttermoser, Mark Giroux, Beverly Smith, and Hilding Neilson attended the January 2014 meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington D.C.   Shown at left is Dr. Mark Giroux, along with a poster he co-authored with Dr. Beverly Smith entitled `Hinge Clumps in Interacting Galaxies: Extra-Nuclear Starbursts'. Dr. Donald Luttermoser presented a poster entitled `High Resolution IR Spectroscopy of Mira Variables with the Spitzer IRS'.  Dr. Neilson gave a talk entitled `Cepheid Period Jitter is Caused by Convective Cell'.

 

 

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Last updated: 2/19/2014