"Distinguished" SPS Status: The UVA Society of Physics Students chapter
was recently recognized as "distinguished," signifying that our chapter
is in the top 20% of the chapters in the country. The letter of
congratulations can be seen
For Research projects, contact Donal
Liyanage (nuclear), Despina Louca (condensed matter),
Dinko Počanić (nuclear)
(nuclear) (during semester or summer), Blaine Norum
(nuclear), Joe Poon (condensed matter), Work study at
UVa, Radiology Physics Department
Complete list (NSF
William & Mary
, Hampton University
there is a poster board in the floor, opposite to our reception, with
summer research programs:
UVa's list (Center
for Undergraduate Excellence)
, US National labs, e.g. ORNL (SULI
Air Force Research
, Homeland Security
, German universities (RISE
Virginia Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP
Contact one of the webmasters if you have more or updated information.
Sigma Pi Sigma
The Third Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium
The Third Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium was held on
November 1, 2013. Six undergraduates presented their physics-related
research at the event. Topics presented are as follows:
Yekaterina Gilbo "The Role of Solar Wind in Magnetospheric
Alyssa Henderson "Non-linear Multi-dimensional Optimization for use in
Wire Scanner Fitting"
Elton Ho "Noise Studies on Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes and Pure
Cesium Iodide Crystals for the Belle II Experiment"
Ranjani Sarma "The Study of Neutrino Properties from Dark Matter
Annihilation in the Sun"
Michael Viray "Variable Terahertz Transparencies of Different Plastics"
Sophia Xiao "Identification of Upward going Muons for Dark Matter
Searches at the NOvA Experiment"
Prizes were given to the best three presenters. We would like to
congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance.
1st prize: Yekaterina Gilbo
2nd prize: Elton Ho
3rd prize: Sophia Xiao
We would also like to give special thanks to Prof. Robert Group,
Prof. Kent Paschke, Prof. Olivier Pfister, Prof. Jongsoo Yoon, and
Prof. Xiaochao Zheng for judging and providing feedback to our speakers
at the event.
For past Research Symposium results, click here
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