April 22, 2010 - Students Present Research At Elkin Isaac Symposium

Three mathematics and computer science students gave talks at the 20th annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.

  • Rebecca Putans, '10, spoke on "Fabrication and Characterization of Supported Metallic Nanoscale Catalysts: Toward ex situ Remediation Technology" Becca is a chemistry major with a mathematics minor. Her faculty sponsor was Dr. Kevin Metz (Chemistry).
  • Kathryn Wagner, '10, a dual mathematics and economics major, gave a talk entitled "Trigonometric Functions In The Biangular Plane". Her faculty sponsor was Dr. Mark Bollman.
  • Qian Wang, '10, a chemistry major with an applied mathematics minor, gave a talk on "Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy". Her faculty sponsor was Dr. Craig Bieler (Chemistry)

The purpose of the Elkin Isaac Student Research Symposium is to honor excellent student research, scholarship, and creative activity. The participants are nominated by their faculty sponsors after having participated in independent research that results in the significant synthesis of new knowledge. The research must have been performed under the direct supervision of an Albion College faculty member, or in a College-approved off-campus program. This year over 100 students presented their research.