Mark Giroux was in the news: see the article in the July 15, 2003 ETSU Accent
Rico Ignace, currently at the University of Wisconsin, has accepted a
faculty position in the Dept. He
will be starting here in Fall of 2003.
Pre-Engineering program, formerly in the College of Technology, is now
being administered by the Department of Physics. For information about this click here.
Department of Geology, formerly in the College of Technology, is now part
of the Department of Physics.
Information about this department is still on the College of
Technology's web page, but will be moved to this page soon.
Baker (ETSU Physics Major) has been admitted to the Honors in Physics
program. She is working for Dr.
Beverly Smith this summer on infrared data of variable stars. This work is
being supported by a NASA grant.
Moffett (ETSU Physics Major) is also working with Dr. Beverly Smith on
models of interacting galaxies.
This research is supported by a National Science Foundation
Research at Undergraduate Institutions grant.
Huffman (ETSU Physics Major) is working with Dr. Gary Henson. He is funded by the Tennessee Space
Teets, from Austin Peay State University, is working with Dr. Henson on
Microvariability in Mira Stars as part of the NSF SARA Research Experience
for Undergraduate Program.
Smith (ETSU Physics Major) is working with Dr. Don Luttermoser analyzing
ultraviolet data of cool stars. She
is funded through the NSF SARA Research Experience for Undergraduate
Stone (ETSU Physics Major) is currently at Baylor University in Waco,
Texas, as part of a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate program. She
is working on a research project involving superstring theory.
- Rachel Baker,
Twyla Smith, and William Teets gave talks and posters at the SARA REU meeting
in Melbourne Florida August 1-2, 2003.
Pictures of them with their posters are shown below.
David Close gave an invited talk at the 39th
IUPAC Congress and 86th Conference of The Canadian Society for
Chemistry in Ottawa, Canada in the session Radicals in Chemistry and
Biology. The title of
was "DFT Calculations on the Primary Radiation Induced Free
Radicals Observed in DNA Model Compounds"
Mark Giroux gave an invited talk at the Frontiers in Laboratory
Astrophysics Conference held in Athens Georgia June 26-27, 2003.
David Close has been elected as the Councilor in Physics of the Radiation
Research Society. The council
consists of the Officers and elected Councilors from physics, chemistry,
biology, and medicine and conducts the affairs of the RR Society.
David Close along with Dr. Arjun Makhijani (IEER) and Lisa Ledwidge have
written the BEIR VII Committee (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation)
of the National Academy of Sciences asking the Committee to consider
several situations involving low level radiation exposure. The letter is online at http://www.ieer.org/comments/beir/ltr0503.html
David Close (Chair of Physics) was a member of the Ph. D Thesis Committee
for Gareth Forde at the Department of Chemistry at Jackson State
University. He attended the Thesis
Presentation on May 29, 2003.
Beverly Smith was on the Master's thesis committee for ETSU psychology
student Tifani Hite. Her thesis, defended July 7, 2003, was titled
`Gender, Spatial Learning Trials, and Object Recall.'
David Close is a member of the Adjudication Committee
for Eirik Malinen's Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Science at the
University of Oslo. Dr. Close
attended the Thesis Presentation on June 26, 2003 in Oslo. Below is a picture of Dr. Close (right)
with Eva Lund (center right), Eirik (center left), and Professor Erik Olai
Last updated 8/21/03 by Beverly Smith