The Geology program left
on July 1, 2008, leaving behind the Department of
Physics and Astronomy. Geology merged with Geography
to form the new department of Geosciences.
As part of the
Summer Opportunities for Research in Astronomy for Teachers
three local high school teachers are conducting research in
astronomy this summer, in collaboration with ETSU astronomy
faculty. Pictured above, left to right, are
Ramona Pedigo (Cherokee High School,
Rogersville TN), Mike Garrett (Sullivan Central High
School, Kingsport TN), and Tom Rutherford
(Sullivan South High School, Kingsport TN). Ramona's faculty mentor is
Dr. Richard Ignace, while Mike and Tom are
Dr. Gary Henson.
This program is funded by a NASA Education/Public Outreach
Ramona (Raye) gave a talk on July 30, 2008 in the Dept on her research entitled `Modeling
Infrared Helium Recombination Lines and the Continua of Wolf-Rayet
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Mark Hancock left ETSU
in August 2008, to start a new position at the University
of California at Riverside.
For the last three years, Mark worked
with Dr. Beverly Smith on various projects
involving interacting galaxies and star clusters.
ETSU Physics major Alfred Hopkins is working this summer
Dr. Beverly Smith
on a project involving dwarf galaxies.
He is funded through a NASA grant.
ETSU Physics major Scott Price is working this
Dr. Richard Ignace
on colliding winds in binary stars.
He is supported through
SARA Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Justin Rosales, a Physics major at
the College of New Jersey, is
Dr. Gary Henson this summer on polarimetry of epsilon
Eridani. He is supported through the
ETSU Physics major Sabrina Hurlock participated
Program in Solar and Space Physics
at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Her faculty mentor was
Curt de Koning, and her
project was entitled `A Real-Time Space Weather Tool to Specify the 3-D Speed and Direction of a CME.'
ETSU Physics major Chris Carver married Karen Capps on Saturday,
August 9, 2008. Karen graduated from ETSU with a B.S. in Chemistry
This summer, Chris did an internship in
medical physics at St. Judes Hospital in Memphis. His research
project was entitled `Quantifying Typical Cortical Thickness Development
ETSU Physics major Wes Erbsen participated in the NSF-funded
REU Program in Physics at Kansas State University.
His faculty mentor was Chris Sorensen, and his project was
titled `Adaptive Camouflage'.
Kristin Stone (Physics major class of 2005) married
Jonathan Holmes in May 2008. Kristin is now a graduate
student in the math dept at ETSU.
A scene from the Dept Pizza lunch on June 3, 2008.
Left: 2008 Physics major graduate Ryan Deskins.
Ryan will be attending graduate school in Physics
at Florida State University in the fall.
Right: Physics major Scott Price.
Another scene from the June 3, 2008 Dept Pizza lunch.
Left: Jim Dosser, a teacher at Science Hill High
School (Johnson City TN) and an adjunct faculty member in the Dept.
Right: Retired Dept faculty member Harry Powell.
from the past...
Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006
Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
Last updated: 8/11/08 by B. J. Smith.