Annelle Eben is the first researcher to use the brand new Hitachi TM 3000 scanning electron microscope (SEM). She is examining high temperature superconducting circuits and building a catalog of samples for the Microwave Laboratory and its collaborators.
Summer Research in the Physics Department has started. The largest group of students will begin their summers of work next week, but there are a few who started this week or earlier.
This afternoon, Kevin Krueger, who is working for Graham Peaslee (Chemistry) and Paul DeYoung, was running the accelerator at HIBAL in the basement of VanderWerf Hall.
Down the hall in the Microwave Lab, Andrew Bunnell, who is working for Steve Remillard, was using the wire bonder.
We look forward to many more students joining us next week and the weeks following.
On Friday, July 31, Nick Wozniak and Alyssa Frey from the Surface Lab and Cam Recknagel from the Microwave Lab traveled to the University of Notre Dame with a group of Chemistry research students to participate in the Science and Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The oral and poster sessions included research students from Notre Dame, the University of Michigan, and Hope College.
Evan Pease represented the physics department at the Hope College Summer Undergraduate Research Function dinner at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center yesterday. One student from each department gave a 5 minute summary of their work. Evan presented the fresh results from the Microwave Lab shown on this blog on July 7. Here is Evan’s presentation.
On Tuesday, Physics & Engineering research students joined with Computer Science research students to attend the first of two seminars on ethical conduct in research. These seminars are being led by Dr. Mark Pearson, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and focus on case studies, both real and fictitious.