Natural History Museum and Visitor's Center
Gray Fossil Site
opened officially to the public on August 31, 2007.
The museum had roughly 5000
visitors during its first weekend.
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Dr. Frank Hagelberg started as a new faculty member in
Physics this fall.
He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Bonn Germany,
and came to ETSU from a previous faculty position at Jackson State
University in Mississippi.
Dr. Arpita Nandi started as a new faculty member in
Geology this fall.
She received her Ph.D. in Geology from Kent State University this
started a position
as a lecturer in Physics this fall.
Brian obtained his masters in Physics from Kansas State University
this last year. His bachelors degree is from the University
of Central Florida.
- Drs. Blaine Schubert and Steve Wallace
gave presentations at the Society of
Vertebrate Paleontology conference, held in Austin Texas from Oct 17-21,
- Dr. Arpita Nandi presented a paper at the Association of
Environmental and Engineering Geologists general meeting
held in Los Angeles, CA from September 24-29, 2007.
The title of her paper is
`Ultimate Bearing Resistance Calculation in Weak, Fractured Rock Mass'.
- An article on Dr. Beverly Smith's research on interacting
galaxies appeared in the 2008
ETSU Explorations Magazine.
Dr. Mark Giroux won the 2008 College of Arts and Sciences Award
Student and Alumni News
- Physics Majors Jonathon and James Qualls graduated with
Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics on August 14, 2007.
They both also had a minor in Mathematics.
- ETSU graduate Sean Mathews (Physics Major, class of 2006)
started graduate school in Medical Physics at the University
of Kentucky this fall.
ETSU graduate Amanda Moffett (Physics Major, class of 2006)
started graduate school in Astronomy at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.
ETSU graduate David Simpson (Physics Major, class of 2007)
started graduate school in Physics at Penn State
ETSU graduate Kristin Stone (Physics Major, class of 2005)
started graduate school in Mathematics at ETSU
- In Fall 2007, ETSU graduate Mike Houchins (Physics Major, class of 2001)
started a new job as a Field Service Engineer for
Bioptigen, a firm that makes optical tomography equipment.
He received a Masters degree in Material Science from Clemson
University in 2006.
Society for Physics Students
display on sunspots for the
Fall 2007 Homecoming Event. From left to right:
Sharon Gray, Alfred Hopkins, Sabrina Hurlock, Ryan Deskins,
and Scott Price.
- Geology major Robyn (Nikki) Gibson graduated in December 2007
as Honors-in-Discipline in Geology. She is the
to graduate from the new revised Geology
program from ETSU, and the first to
be Honors-in-Discipline in Geology.
- In January 2008, ETSU graduate
(Physics major, Class of 2003) started a new job as a System Engineer
for Lockheed Martin in Chantilly Virginia.
- Physics major alumnus Moises Serrano (Class of 2005) was in the
news on March 13, 2008. Moises is currently a graduate
student in the Biomedical program at ETSU.
- Four physics majors presented research projects
at the Appalachian
Student Research Forum/ETSU Undergraduate Student Research Symposium,
held at ETSU in April 2008. These include:
- Sharon Gray: Talk on "H-alpha Study of Beta Lyrae"
(Advisor: Dr. Richard Ignace)
- Sabrina Hurlock: Poster on
"The Effects of Galaxy Interactions on Star Formation
(Advisor: Dr. Beverly Smith)
- Chris Carver: Talk on
"Computer-Generated Models of Collding
(Advisor: Dr. Beverly Smith)
- Ryen Lapham: Talk on
"Permutations and Recursions: A Recursion Formula
for the Kendall Mann Number, a Sequence of Balanced Permutations"
(Advisor: Dr. Anant Godbole, Math Dept)
- Physics majors Sabrina Hurlock
and Coral Franklin were accepted into the
Honors-in-Discipline program in Physics
in Spring 2008.
Physics major Ryan Deskins
won the `Outstanding Senior in Physics' award for 2008.
He graduated in May 2008 as a Physics Honors-in-Discipline student.
His honors thesis, which he presented on May 1, 2008, was titled
`Functionalizing Metallofullerenes: A Look at the Regional Control
Induced by SC3N@C78 on an attached CH2
Molecule'. His honors thesis advisor was Dr. Frank Hagelberg.
Ryan will be starting graduate school in Physics in Fall 2008 at
Florida State University.
- Physics major Tommy Byrd also graduated May 2008.
He will be starting graduate school in Physics in the Fall at Clemson University.
major alumnus Wyatt DesOrmeaux (Class of 1993) is a graduate student
in Math at ETSU. In May 2008 he received an award for Excellence
in Teaching by a graduate teaching assistant.
A collection of department students and faculty in April 2008.
Seated, left to right: Gary Henson and Mark Giroux.
Standing, left to right:
Rico Ignace, Don Luttermoser, Mark Hancock,
Frank Hagelberg, Sharon Gray,
Sabrina Hurlock, Scott Price,
and Wes Erbsen.
from the past...
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006
Fall 2004 - Spring 2005