A requirement for our Bachelor of Science degree in physics and an option for our Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics is doing research that leads to the production and defense of a senior thesis. Some of our students also submit their thesis topic--re-written into a scientific paper--to science journals.
2103 - Casey Byrne - Grism Wavelength Calibration for the Faint Object Camera for the Sofia Telescope
2013 - Heather Hill - Acoustics of Marimba Bars
2013 - Rob Lewis - Modeling Orbital Transfer of Minor Planets For Industrialization
2013 - Jodi-Ann McLean - Bulk Growth of YBa2Cu3O7 Superconductors with Enhanced Flux Pinning
2012 - Andrew Hope - Bulk Crystal Growth of Y1BA2CU3O7−δ with Enhanced Flux Pinning Properties
2012 - Stephen Kiekel - Construction and Characterization of Thermoacoustic Devices
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.