Department of Physics and Engineering

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Student Presentations

at Research Conferences

 

Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conferences

March 12, 2010

Mike Murphy presented his research, A Small Diameter Radio Telescope, done in collaboration with the electrical engineers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank, W.Va. Mike was reporting on his senior research. His talk won a prize for best presentation. Research funding was provided by the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

Scott Roberts reported on his senior research, Polymeric and Silicon-Type Photovoltaics, funded by WVSGC.

Taiyo Hayashi presented his senior research project, Hydrogen Fuel Cells,funded by WVSGC.

March 13, 2009

Mike Murphy, Improvements to the Robinson Marginal Oscillator, summer research at Penn State funded by NSF.


Kyle Allard presented his summer research, Optical Tweezers in Nanotechnology, funded by WVSGC. Kyle's mentor was Dr. Feng.

Jackie Queen, Radiation from Active Galactic Sources, performed in collaboration with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank, W.Va., and funded by WVSGC.

Josh Mullenax, Geothermal Energy and Thermoelectricity,funded by WVSCG and performed in collaboration with in collaboration with Extreme Endeavors, a local business.

Phil McElfresh presented his senior research, Electric Eel Cells Stimulations in Heart Tissue.

Bobby Powell presented his summer research project, Hyperfine Structure of Lithium, funded by WVSGC. Bobby's mentor was Dr. Wiest.

Corey Duke presented his summer research, Optical Tweezers in Nanotechnology, funded by WVSGC. Corey's mentor was Dr. Stevens.

March 14, 2008

Duncan Oliver presented his senior research project, Raman Scattering in Superconductors.


Jackie Queen
presented her summer NSF research at Penn State, Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance. Jackie's presentation won an award for best presentation.

Phil McElfresh presented his summer research project, Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber, funded by the WVSGC. Phil's mentor was Dr. Wiest.

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American Physical Society

October 9, 2010

Robert Vollmerhausen gave a talk on his summer research at Wesleyan, The Hyperfine Energy Structure of Lithium, at the American Physical Society meeting in Marietta, Ohio. Robert's mentor was Dr. Wiest. Funding for Robert’s research was provided by the Appalachian College Association.

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American Association of Physics Teachers

October 17, 2009

Wes Marsh presented the results of summer research with Dr. Stevens, Simulation of the Collapse of a Supernova, funded by WVSGC.

Heather Graffius presented the results of summer research at the Jefferson National Accelerator, Improvements to the Beat Frequency Oscillator, funded by NSF.

Mike Murphy presented the results of NSF summer research at Penn State, Improvements to the Robinson Marginal Oscillator.

Bobby Powell presented the results of NSF summer research at the Jefferson National Accelerator, A New Wein Filter Circuit.

October 24, 2008
Josh Mullenax
, Mapping Caves Using Low Frequency Sound Waves, funded by WVSCG. Josh's research was a collaboration with a local business, Extreme Endeavors.

Scott Roberts reported on his summer research, Raman Scattering in Polymers, funded by WVSGC. Scott's mentor was Dr. Wiest.

Jackie Queen presented her summer NSF research at Penn State, Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance.


Phil McElfresh
presented his summer project, Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber, funded by WVSGC, pursued in collaboration with a local business, Zambelli Industries.

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