A requirement for our Bachelor of Science degree in Physics is doing research that leads to the production and defense of a senior thesis. Many of our students also submit their thesis topic--re-written into a scientific paper--to science journals.
2011 - Sarah Burleson - Finding the Critical Exponent γ for a Binary Fluid Mixture using the Scattering of Light
2011 - Kevin Hurley - Archaeogeophysical Survey of an 18th Century Manor House in the Mohawk River Valley
2011 - Adam Iaizzi - AB Initio Study of the Properties of Folded Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons
2011- Judith Olson - Construction and Characterization of a Magneto-Optical Trap
2011- Nathan Porter - Developing an Instrument to Measure Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science
2011 - Chris Stathis - Design and Construction of a Radio Telescope for Undergraduate Research
2010 - Caitlin Ahearn - Sustainably Charging Batteries With Compost
2010 - Preston Barrows - Designing A Calibration System for the FORCAST Detector
2010 - Jordan Hyatt - PAH Emission from a Large Sample of Herbig AeBe Stars
2010 - Arnold Kotlayrevsky - Growth of YBCO with Enhanced Flux-Pinning Properties
2009 - Rhea Hanrahan - Gains Found in the Maryland Physics Expectation Survey for Introductory College Physics
2009 - Charlie Strehlow - Measuring the Magnetic Flux Quantum via YBa2Cu3O7-δ Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices, See Am. J. Phys. 77, Issue 9, pp. 847-851 for work related to Charlie's thesis.
2008 - Nirbhik Chitrakar - Determination of Age and Mass of Herbig AE/BE Stars
2008- George DeBeck V - Identifying and Reducing Positional Errors in Cesium Magnetometer Surveys
2008 - Maxim Sipos - Optics and Cloaking in FDTD Am. J. Phys. 76, Issue 4, 464-469.