Physics Students Participate in 2019 Summer Scholars Program

Conferences & Symposia

On September 12, 2019, several Physics students participated in the Summer Science Symposium, presenting research projects created under the guidance of their faculty mentors. 

Ben Carter ’20, St. Joseph, Ml
Physics/Mathematics (minor)
Professor Riina Tehver
“Elastic Network Study of the HtpG-DnaK Chaperone Complex; Connecting Functionality to Dynamics”

Ang Li ’21, Ningbo, China
Mathematics/Physics
Professor Steven Doty
“The Relationship Between Hip Motivation and Ball Release Speed in Baseball Pitching”

Simon Liu ’21, Fuzhou, China
Physics
Professor Steven Doty
“Study of the Kinetic Chain of a Baseball Pitcher”

Kornel Mankovich ’20, Andover, MA
Physics
Professor Steven Olmschenk
“FPGA-Based Time-to-Digital Converter for Measuring Trapped Ion Micromotion”

Aayush Nema ’21, Bangalore, India
Physics, Philosophy/Astronomy (minor)
Professor Steven D. Doty
“Investigating Complex Chemical Molecules in Comet Forming Regions of Circumstellar Disks”

Hoang Anh (Andrew) Nguyen ’22, Hanoi, Vietnam
Physics
Professor Melanie Lott
“The Neuromechanics of a Baseball Pitch: Timing between Anterior and Posterior Trunk Muscle Activation”

Devan Plaga ’22, Grove City, OH
Physics/Computer Science
Professor Jaimie Kelley
“Nonverbal Communication Between Robots and Humans”

Quinn Plaga ’21, Grove City, OH
Physics/English (Creative Writing) (minor)
Professor Steven Olmschenk
“Designing Portable Electrodynamic Microparticle Ion Traps”

Remington Ponce ’21, Miami, FL
Physics /German
Professors Wes Walter and Dan Gibson
“Measuring lifetimes and energy thresholds of excited states of Rh·and La• via laser photodetachment threshold spectroscopy”

Rahul Shrestha ’21, Katmandu, Nepal
Physics /Mathematics
Professor Steven Olmschenk
“Optimizing Trapping of Laser Ablated Lanthanum and Barium Ions”

Aditi Singh ’22, Gwalior, India
Physics
Professor Riina Tehver
“Structural Constraints on Myosin V Stepping Dynamics”

Colin Smith ’20, Bartlett, IL
Physics/Computer Science
Professor David White
“Data Streaming Methods for Linear Regression Inference Testing”

Angela Sommerer ’20, Ballston Spa, NY
Physics/Astronomy (minor)
Professor Steven Doty
“Identifying Protoplanets from Gaps in Circumstellar Disks”

Sarah Spielman ’21, Shaker Heights, OH
Physics/Pre-Engineering/Mathematics (minor)
Professors Wesley Walter and Daniel Gibson
“A Study of Excited State Lifetimes and the Fine Structure Splittings of Rh and La Anions with Infrared Photodetachment Threshold Spectroscopy”

Robert Wang ’20, Naperville, IL
Physics/Mathematics (minor)
Professor Steven Doty
“A Study of Finger Motion in Baseball Pitching”

Xubo Wang ’20, Chengdu, China
Physics and Mathematics
Professor Steven Doty
“Shoulder Efficiency in Baseball Pitching”

Songmin Xu ’20, Liaoning Shenyang, China
Physics
Professor Michael Westmoreland
“Computing Circuits for Quantum Games”
 

Posted Date 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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