2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 1
PERFORMANCES: MUSIC -
Music Performance I

Presiding: Dr. Charles Gran, Assistant Professor of Music

8:15

1 - 1  SCOTT D. FARQUHAR
Dr. Charles Gran and Dr. Robert Martin, Faculty Mentors
An Investigation of Tuning Concepts and Application of Various Intonation Methods to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

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8:15-9:15 am • VH 1412
SESSION 9
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Ian Lindevald, Professor of Physics

8:15

9 - 1  MAREK HARUZA
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah, Faculty Mentor
Real Molecular Orbitals

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8:30

9 - 2  NATHAN F. KLESSIG
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Measurement and Analysis of Power Distribution in all Orders as a Function of Incidence Angle for a Series of Diffraction Gratings

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8:45

9 - 3  MARTíN A. DI STEFANO
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Stationary Circular Hydraulic Jumps and their Downstream Conditions

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9:00

9 - 4  DAVID A. KIBLINGER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Searching for a Deterministic Universe

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1416
SESSION 13
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Biology and Environmental Studies

Presiding: Dr. Monica Barron, Professor of English

9:00

13 - 4  JOE C. SCHAEPERKOETTER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Wind Energy

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9:30 - 9:45 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

9:45-10:45 am • VH 1408
SESSION 21
PAPERS: BIOLOGY -
Biology II

Presiding: Georgia Mueller

10:30

21 - 4  CHRISTOPHER M. OWENS
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Population Dynamics: The Maternal Effect

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1412
SESSION 22
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Taner Edis, Associate Professor of Physics

9:45

22 - 1  MATTHEW A. OLSON
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Using Relativistic Hamiltonian Dynamics to Analyze Collisions of an Electron off a 3-Body Particle in the Front Form

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10:00

14 - 2  NATHANIEL J. WEIMER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Creation and Worth of the Western 7 Tone Scale, and an Exploration of Alternative Scales

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10:00

22 - 3  ADAM J. VOGT
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Random Walks in Phase Space

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10:15

22 - 4  JOHNATHAN M. COBB
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Monte Carlo Simulations of the Critical Properties of an Hybrid Ising-XY Model

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Unwrapping the Dead: Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo


1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 33
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Section I

Presiding: Dr. Laura Fielden, Associate Professor of Biology

2:15

33 - 5  ADAM C. GOUGE
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Extreme Double Bass Drumming

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 38
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Presiding: Dr. Matthew Beaky, Associate Professor of Physics

1:15

38 - 1  NICHOLAS J. WILSEY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Four-Color Photometry of Eclipsing Binary Systems Exhibiting the O'Connell Effect

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1:30

38 - 2  AMANDA F. TOUGAS
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Searching for Chaos in a Mira-type Variable Star

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1:45

38 - 3  JACOB A. HUMMEL
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale and Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentors
Simulating the Gravitational Wave Signal from a Population of Binary Stars

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2:00

38 - 4  BANDON B. DECKER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Phase Dependent Spectroscopic Monitoring of Cepheid Variable Stars

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2:15

38 - 5  TOM C. HOGAN* and GEORGE C. SUMTER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Continuing Search for delta Scuti Components in Eclipsing Binary Star Systems

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-3:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 54
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics III

Presiding: Dr. Peter Rolnick, Professor of Physics

2:45

54 - 1  JOHN R. KING
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Football

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3:00

54 - 2  PRASHANT DHAKAL
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Cricket

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3:15

54 - 3  TAYLOR F. HYNDMAN
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Experimental Verification of the Equation for Small Elastic Deformations of a Beam Applied to a Cantilever

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-12
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: PHYSICS -
Physics Posters

P-12 - 1

ASHLEY A. RAY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Time-Dependent Variability in Hypergiant Stars

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P-12 - 2

JACOB A. HUMMEL
Dr. Sebastien Lepine (American Museum of Natural History) and Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentors
Local Stellar Kinematics from the SUPERBLINK Database

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4:45 - 5:45 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Gallery, Room 104
Reception


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