Student Presentation Awards

Fall 2016 Recipients

(Joint Meeting with the Four Corners Section)

Undergraduate Posters

Tyler Dodge, Colorado State University
Towards using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy to investigate Spin-Lattice Couplings in Magnetic Materials

Evan Wyatt, Austin College
Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Thin Films

JC Canright, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Luminosity Curve Calculations and Applications in Radiation Hydrodynamics Codes

Undergraduate Talks

Joseph Hall, Brigham Young University
Beam target chamber for studying screening potentials in fusion

Ryder Fox, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Behind the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Patricia, the strongest Recorded Hurricane in History

Tyler Bahr, Brigham Young University
Parameter Reduction of the Hodgkin-Huxley model of Action Potential Propagation

Kerrie Dochen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Diamond Muon Monitors for DUNE

Thomas Horning & Jamie Principato, Community College of Aurora &
Arapahoe Community College
Prototyping of a Durable and Inexpensive RICH Detector

Y.W. Pershad, Arizona State University
HemaDrop: A Technology to Determine Accurate Blood Composition via Homogeneous Thin Solid Films from Microliter Drops of Blood

Tyler Averett, Brigham Young University
Algebraic search for cooperative tilt patterns in networks of interconnected polyhedra

Alexander Souvall, Utah State University
Space Environment Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Seed Germination and Growth

Graduate Posters

Jose Martinez, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Automatic Studies of Continuing Current in Lightning Flashes

Syeed Ahmed, University of Texas at El Paso
Imaging the Drosophilia Brain with Two-Photon Fluorescences

Mahesh Koirala, University of Texas at El Paso
EPR Study of Superparamagnetism in Mn3O4 Nanoparticle Ensembles

Graduate Talks

Chandramouli Nyshadham, Brigham Young University
Discovering Materials using Machine Learning

Joshua Sadar, Arizona State University
Bottom-up preparation of nanopore array with self-aligned nanogap electrodes for single biomolecule characterization

Jonathan Gilbert, Colorado State University
Novel Cooling of Ultracold Atoms using Spatially Selective Optical Pumping

Christopher Hilgenberg, Colorado State University
Cosmic Ray Tagger for the Short-Baseline Neutrino Program

Carlos Diaz, University of Texas at El Paso
Density Functional Study on a Light-harvesting Carotenoid-porphryn-C60 Molecular Triad in Explicit Solvent

You Zhou, University of Arizona
Search for Pair production in trilepton of vector-like quarks that decay to a Z boson and a third-generation quark in trilepton final states in pp collisions with the ATLAS detector