2018 Physics Capstone Symposium

May 11th 

Join the Physics Department to hear the senior capstone presentations. Student presentations will take place Friday, May 11th. Talks are scheduled in Morken 132 from 3:00-5:30pm.


COMPUTATIONAL MODELING


3:00pm Ashley Clendenen 
Exploring the Behavior of Two Dimensional Oscillators”

3:15pm Carl Sanderson
“A Traffic Flow Model and Perturbations Caused by Driver Behavioral Changes”

 


OPTICS


3:30pm Carly Stauffer
“Detective Mode: A Sweeping Investigation of the Helium-Neon Laser”

3:45pm Nick Morrison
“Repairing Lab Equipment on a Budget”

 


ASTROPHYSICS


4:00pm Kimberley Belmes
“Further Investigation of the Time Evolution of Cool, Metallic Absorption Features in UV Burst Spectra”

 


ELECTROMAGNETISM


4:15pm Chan Thourk
“Magnetic Field Strength Fluctuation and Temperature”

 


WAVES & FLUID


4:30pm Cecelia McRoberts Legg
“Analysis and Simulation of Factors Influencing the Wavelengths of Sand Ripples”

4:45pm Emma Southard
“Exploring Fluid ‘Smoke’ Rings”

 


DYNAMICS


5:00pm Karsten Hendrickson
“An Analysis of Aeroelastic Flutter

5:15pm Alex Moore
“A Tennis Ball and an Arm: How a Trebuchet’s Arm Length Affects Throwing Distance”