Student Presentations at Regional and National Conferences

 

National Conference on Undergraduate Research April Meeting 2014

  • Physics major Vince Shaw presented the results of his research on "The Effects of Turbulence on Cosmic-Ray Diffusion in Young Stellar Systems" (with Dr. Marco Fatuzzo) at the 2014 April meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held in Lexington, KY. 

 

 

 

 


American Physical Society March Meeting 2014

  • Three students from the department of physics presented their research at the 2014 March meeting of the American Physical Society held in Denver, Colorado. This international conference is the largest physics meeting of the year, bringing together over 9,000 physicists, scientists, and students from all over the world to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs. Physics major Laura Kaiser (second from right) presented her work completed at Purdue University on "Fluid Manipulation Utilizing Electrowetting Techniques" and was presented with the "Outstanding Presentation of Undergraduate Research Award" by the Society of Physics Students. Physics major Teckla Akinyi (far right) presented her work completed at the University of Illinois on "Single Molecule Observation of the Cyclization of Short DNA Duplex." Biophysics major Dana Davis (second from left) presented a poster on her research at Xavier with Dr. Heidrun Schmitzer, Dennis Tierney, Dr. Justin Link (far left), and physics alumni Timothy Horton titled "Studying the Transfer of Optical Orbital Angular Momentum to a Helical Bacterium." 

American Physical Society March Meeting 2013

Three students from the department of physics and biology presented their research at the 2013 March meeting of the American Physical Society held in Baltimore, Maryland.  This international conference is the largest meeting of the year where over 9,000 physicists, scientists, and students attend to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs all over the world.   Biophysics major Jenna Graham presented her work with Dr. Justin Link on “Imaging the Genetic Code of a Virus.”  Biology student Ian Bentley presented his research with Dr. Justin Link and former biology alumni Jessica Stavole and Benjamin Opperman on “Developing a Novel, Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Protein Folding” and was recognized for outstanding work and presentation by the Society of Physics Student’s “Outstanding Presentation of Undergraduate Research Award”.  Biophysics major Teckla Akinyi presented her work on “Single Molecule Study on the Direct Transfer of E. coli Single-Stranded Binding protein between Single-Stranded DNA Molecules,” work she completed at the University of Illinois in the summer months.  All three students represented Xavier University’s Department of Physics and Biology extremely well and we look forward to continuing to support our students in their research endeavors.

SPIE Optics and Photonics August Meeting 2012

Student Stephen Reichmann presented the results of work he conducted with fellow student Sean Gravelle, "Optical Trapping using a Superluminescent Diode", at the 2012 August meeting of the International Society for Optics and Photonics held in San Diego, California. 

 

 

 

 


Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill 2012

Tim Horton presented the results of his research "Creating and Controlling an Array of Magnetic Nanowires using Magnetotactic Bacteria" at the 2012 Posters on the Hill meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Tim was one of roughly 70 students (out of about 800 applicants) that was chosen to present at this prestigious meeting held each April at our nation's capital. 

American Physical Society March Meeting 2012

Two students from the department of physics and biology presented their research at the 2012 March meeting of the American Physical Society held in Boston, Massachusetts.  This international conference is the largest meeting of the year where over 9,000 physicists, scientists, and students attend to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs all over the world.   Physics major Peter Smith presented his work with Dr. Justin Link on “Computational and Electronic Analog Implementation of the Hodgkin-Huxley Model of Action Potentials in Neurons.”  Biology student Jessica Stavole presented her research with Dr. Justin Link and former biology alumni Benjamin Opperman on “Development of a Protocol to Study the Conformational Stability of Protein Using the Model Protein Cytochrome c.” Both students represented Xavier University’s Department of Physics and Biology extremely well and we look forward to continuing to support our students in their research endeavors.