Science Symposium Highlights Student Research

Ruth Catlett, right, explains her research in parallel computing education.

Ryan Barlow spent much of his free time this semester waiting for clear nights. When one finally arrived, he’d haul his equipment – including a telescope, camera, spectrograph, motorized mount and filters – outdoors and set up outside of the Jepson Science Center at the University of Mary Washington to take photos of nebulae and galaxies. … [Read more...]

Student Researchers Showcase Work at Summer Symposium

Yoshi Takeda, shown on the Fredericksburg Canal, is one of 22 students who will participate in the Summer Science Institute Symposium on July 25.

More than 20 UMW students presented their research during the Summer Science Institute’s Symposium on Wednesday, July 25. Eleven students gave 20-minute oral presentations throughout the day and another 11 students displayed poster presentations. UMW’s Summer Science Institute, a 10-week undergraduate research program, started in 1999. This year’s projects are collaborations between the students and professors Dianne Baker, Theresa Grana, Werner Wieland, Janet Asper, Nicole Crowder, Stephen Davies, Jennifer Polack-Wahl, Ben Kisila, Melanie Szulczewski, Charles Whipkey, Julian Esunge, Leo Lee and Hai Nguyen. The tentative schedule is as follows: 9 – 9:20 a.m. Elyse Clark, "Comparative Analysis of the Environmental Evolution of Two Reservoirs in Virginia" 9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Yoshi Takeda, "Turtles in the Fredericksburg Canal: Identifying and Estimating Populations Sizes" 9:40 – 10 a.m. Eric Johnson, "Modifying Copper Oxide with Azide-Terminated Phosphonic Acids: Toward … [Read more...]