This year's SESAPS meeting at Eastern Kentucky University had talks and posters from 47 undergraduate researchers. In the competitions for best poster and best talk, the judges had a difficult task because there were so many excellent presentations. Rest assured that the future of physics looks bright! Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions!
And many thanks to the volunteer judges who took the time to carefully evaluate all the talks and posters.
Best Undergraduate Poster
Jessica Gerac, Appalachian State University
Identification of extreme-ultraviolet transitions in highly charged Zr and Mo ions
Best Undergraduate Poster - Honorable Mention
Ross Rodriguez, Austin Peay State University
Nanoparticle Diffusion in Biofilms
Lauren Massaro, Kennesaw State University
Light-induced Vortex States in Dirac-like Systems
Best Undergraduate Talk
Sarah Vickers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Calibration System and Magnetic Shielding for NuDot
Best Undergraduate Talk - Honorable Mention
Logan Burnett, University of Alabama at Birmingham
First-Principles Linear Response Calculation of Hubbard U for Terbium under High Pressure