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Senior Theses

 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. 

2013- Daniel Bradac - Locating Revolutionary War Era Unmarked Burials with Archaeogeophysical Surveying, Morris County, New Jersey

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

2013 - James Munro - Creating a version of the Tolman-Stewart Experiment for use in an Intermediate Physics Laboratory Course

2013 - Alex Viola - Independent Assessment of the Efficiency of a GSHP System: Evaluating the COP of an Academic Building Installation

2013 - Joyce Wu - Using Discourse Analysis to Understand Poincar ́e and Einstein’s Scientific Arguments in their 1905 Papers on Special Relativity

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 - Kevin Geidel - An Analysis of the Proto-Planetary Disks Surrounding Young Stellar Objects in the Small Magellanic Cloud

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 - Colin Howard - The Compost Thermal Heating Project: Using Thermoelectric Modules to Charge Batteries with a Compost Pile

2009 - Justin Sousa - Using the Eddy-Current Method to Measure the Temperature Dependence of Resistivity in Metals

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.


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