Physics Department News 2008-09

May 2009

Student Award Recipients
We are pleased to announce the following Physics Majors and pre-engineering students who received awards at the Honors Convocation in April:

E.T.S Walton Award: Ryan Graham, Tim Rambo, Lesley Simanton
Dorothy and David Kammer Scholarship:
Chris Creighton, Samantha Strasser
Norma J. Taber Scholarship:
Marie Galante
Howard E. Pettersen Prize:
Chen Chen, Chris Creighton
Jenkins Award for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis:
Ryan Graham

April 2009

Elkin Isaac Symposium, April 23
The following Physics students will be participating in the Elkin Isaac Symposium this year: Ryan Graham ('09), Tim Rambo ('09), Culver Redd ('11), and Lesley Simanton ('09). Times for their talks and poster presentations can be found through links on the EI page.

Conference Presentation
Culver Redd ('11) will be presenting the results of his FURSCA-sponsored telescope work at the 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research in LaCrosse, Wis., April 16-18. Redd has been working on perfecting imaging techniques with the 11" Celestron telescope. The abstract of his presentation can be found here.

March 2009

Engineering at Albion College
Astronomy Videos on YouTube

December 2008

Grant Announcement
Nicolle Zellner is part of a multi-institutional collaboration that was recently awarded a NASA Astrobiology Institute. The title of the winning proposal was "Setting the Stage for Life: From Interstellar Clouds to Early Earth and Mars."

October 2008

Conference Presentations
Nicolle Zellner and Lesley Simanton ('09) presented their research at the 13th Annual Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference. Culver Redd ('11) also attended.

Conference Proceedings
Dave Seely has three conference articles in press. This research was presented at the 20th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI) in Ft. Worth, TX, August 10-15, 2008.

D. G. Seely, F. W. Meyer, H. Zhang, and C. C. Havener, "Production of long-lived H2 -, HD-, and D2- during grazing scattering collisions of H2+, H3+, D2+, D3+ and D2H+ ions with KBr, KCl, and LiF surfaces."

J. D. Thomas, T. J. Kvale, S. M. Z. Strasser, D. G. Seely, and C. C. Havener, "Production, Characterization and Measurement of H(D) Beams On THE ORNL Merged-Beams Experiment."

C. C. Havener, D. G. Seely, J. D. Thomas, and T. J. Kvale, "Isotope Effects In Low Energy Ion-Atom Collisions."

June 2008

Student Award Recipients
We are pleased to announce that the following incoming students have received Physics scholarships:

Charles Ricker Scholarship: Holly Farris, Dugan Karnazes
Dorothy and David Kammer Scholarship: Dan Klarr

Physics Major Tim Rambo ('09) was recently featured in the Albion College news. Information about his summer research project can be found at Tech Tracks for Solar Energy.

May 2008

Student Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the following Physics Majors and pre-engineering students received awards at the Honors Convocation in April:
E.T.S Walton Award:
Marci Howdyshell ('08), Andrew Fidler ('08)
Alumni/Faculty Scholarship:
Ryan Graham ('09)
Dorothy and David Kammer Scholarship:
Lesley Simanton ('09)
Norma J. Taber Scholarship:
Yang Chen ('11)
Howard E. Pettersen Prize:
Jarrett Dunn ('11)
Dr. Aaron Miller receives an HP grant:
Teaching and Technology Grant Awarded