2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • Student Union Main Hallway
Registration

8:00-9:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 3
Oral Paper -
Physics III

Presiding: Peter Rolnick

8:00

3 - 1  NICHOLAS J. WILSEY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Interactive Demonstrations of Physical Principles with "Algodoo"

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8:15

3 - 2  JOSEPH A. PALMER
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Expanding Action Minimization to the Quantum Case

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8:30

3 - 3  MARTíN A. DI STEFANO
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Human Flight and its Avian Influences

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8:45

3 - 4  THOMAS C. HOGAN
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Implementing a Dichroic Atomic Vapor Laser Lock for Use in Laser Cooling Gaseous Rb

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9:00

3 - 5  BRIAN D. MCCLAIN
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Fiber Optic Spectroscopy: Converting a Compact Spectrometer for Fiber Optic Use

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1432
SESSION 7
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Sarah Mohler

9:00

7 - 5  JENNIFER C. JALACK
Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentor
Love-Making and Sign-Making, But Not in That Order: The Semantics of Desire in Italo Calvino's "Cosmicomics"

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9:15 - 9:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30-10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 17
Oral Paper -
Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

Presiding: Jon Beck

9:30

17 - 1  KAZUYUKI HASHIMOTO
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Power Laws

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1096
SESSION 18
Oral Paper -
Physics II

Presiding: Michael Goggin

9:30

18 - 1  ISAAC ANGERT* and DAVID KIBLINGER
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
An Optical Aurora Detector to Aid Mid-latitude Viewing of the Northern Lights

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9:45

18 - 2  CAMERON J. SWEENEY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Aerodynamics of a Formula 1 Car

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10:00

18 - 3  REED E. COPE
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
An Integrated Approach to Understanding the Physics of Cancer Radiation Therapy

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10:15

18 - 4  IAN F. NOBLE* and BRIAN P. CARMIGNANI
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Instant Form Calculation of the Three-Body Problem in Relativistic Hamiltonian Dynamics

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10:30

18 - 5  BRIAN P. CARMIGNANI* and IAN F. NOBLE
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Relativistic Electron Scattering Using the Point Form

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Two Keys, One Photograph, and What Wasn't There: The Unlikely Origins of Three Books

Denise Von Glahn, Professor of Musicology and Director of the Center for Music of the Americas at The Florida State University, College of Music


1:15-2:30 • MG 1096
SESSION 33
Oral Paper -
Astronomy

Presiding: Vayujeet Gokhale

1:15

33 - 1  NICHOLAS J. WILSEY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Origin of Asymmetry: In Search of a New Paradigm for Explaining the Lopsided Light Curves of Some Eclipsing Binary Systems

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1:30

33 - 2  MIGUEL A. FERNANDEZ* and CHAD O. WILLIAMSON
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Evaluating Claims of Delta Scuti Components in Two Eclipsing Binary Systems

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1:45

33 - 3  PRAYASH SHARMA PYAKUREL
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor
Color Magnitude Diagram of Our Galaxy

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2:00

33 - 4  CHAD O. WILLIAMSON* and MIGUEL A. FERNANDEZ
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
A New Photometric System for Observing Bright Variable Stars at the Truman Observatory

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2:15

33 - 5  BRITTANY M. CURTIS* and JORDAN B. GRIFFITH
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Observing Extrasolar Planet Transits at the Truman Observatory

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-4:00 • MG 1096
SESSION 51
Oral Paper -
Physics I

Presiding: Taner Edis

2:45

51 - 1  ANDREW J. ALEXANDER
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Theory of Ghost Imaging Experiments with Polarization Dependent Optical Devices

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3:00

51 - 2  KEVIN BARBER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Turbine Design Relating to Function and Efficiency

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3:15

51 - 3  MARK A. PHILIPPI
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Addressing the Epistemological Beliefs of Secondary Physics Students

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3:30

51 - 4  JAMES K. SCHOELZ
Dr. Ian Lindevald, Faculty Mentor
Acoustical Measurements in the Ophelia Parrish Concert Hall

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3:45

10 - 5  BEN D. RUSK
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Ecological Population Modeling: The Maternal Effect

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2:45-4:00 • MG 2001
SESSION 58
Oral Paper -
Biology III

Presiding: Jose Herrera

3:15

58 - 3  JOE C. SCHAEPERKOETTER
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
A Case for the Maternal Effect

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-2
Poster -
Mathematics

P-2 - 4

GARRETT C. MCCORMACK
Dr. Todd Hammond, Faculty Mentor
A Computational Study of Lagrangian Points and Stability in The Restricted Three Body Problem

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-10
Poster -
Astronomy/Physics

P-10 - 1

ZACH O. HARALSON
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor
Influence of the Stellar IMF on the Population of Double White Dwarf Stars in the Galaxy

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4:45 - 5:45 pm • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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