Alum Kayleigh Cassella (Physics B.S., 2011) visited the department today and gave presentation entitled Towards a Quantum Degenerate Gas of Titanium. After leaving IUSB, she went to UC Berkeley on an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and she has continued her research there subsequent to completing her Ph.D. It was great to have her back on campus!… Read more »
We’ve gotten a lot of use out of our CENCO projector launchers, but they’ve become hard to maintain well enough for consistent results. Starting with Summer 2019 we’ll introduce new launchers from PASCO. Hopefully these will provide a usable lifetime similar to those they’re replacing (as with the Keithly multimeters, the CENCO’s were at least… Read more »
Congratulations to Levi Klopfenstein and Gustavo (Gus) Duran who participated in IUSB’s 2019 commencement last night, Tuesday, May 7th!
The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy had our annual end-of-year celebration on Saturday, May 4th (May the 4th Be with You!) and, as has become our custom, we officially inducted new members into our chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, an American honor society in physics. This year’s awardees were our 65th and 66th since starting… Read more »
In addition to the CTS Scholarships in Physics that were awarded at the CLAS Honors Night, it was announced that four physics majors have won 2019 – 2020 Gerkin Scholarships. Notably, any students within the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Informatics who have completed at least 48 hours and have a GPA of at… Read more »
We officially announced our 2019-2020 recipients of our CTS Scholarships in Physics at the CLAS Honors Night on Friday, May 3rd: Angel Garcia-Simenta Phillip Marmorino Sylvanus Miller Michael Nelms Deepu Sengupta Stephanie Tallman Jeffrey Yoder Congratulations, all!
Administrative assistant for both Physics and Computer Science, Ms. Linda Knefely, was awarded the 2019 Outstanding CLAS Staff Member Award at the CLAS Honors Night ceremony. And, previously, she received the Chancellor Service Award. Both of these are well-deserved, as any of our students or faculty can readily attest. She keeps our departments running smoothly,… Read more »
Thanks to Dean Phillips in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Executive Vice Chancellor Chen of Academic Affairs, we’re doing a wholesale replacement of the Keithly 169 multimeters that we’ve been using for many years. From what I understand, they’re at least in their third decade of heavy use; it’s amazing that they… Read more »
As posted previously, Jeff Yoder will be supported by the NSF REU program to conduct physics research at Oklahoma State University. Additionally, several of our students will receive SMART Summer Fellowship Awards to support their research with IUSB physics faculty: Gustavo Duran (w/ Prof. Hinnefeld) Johnathan Leece (w/ Prof. Schimmrigk) Stephanie Tallman (w/ Prof. Hinnefeld) Ali… Read more »
Professor Brenda Borntrager, a senior lecturer in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, was nominated by students for IUSB’s 2019 Educator of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Student Government Association Award Ceremony on Friday, April 19th. Prof. Ann Grens (biological sciences) received the award this year, but Brenda and the other… Read more »