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UMSL Physicist
Department of Physics & Astronomy
http://www.umsl.edu/~physics
Note from Chair
December 2014
to read the short biographies on our scholarship recipients.
We wish you and your family all the best in 2015.
There is a lot of exiting department news to report this
year. First, I became Chair of the Department in March after
being promoted to full Professor. I am looking forward to
spending the next three years working with the other faculty,
students, and administration to continue to grow and
improve our program. Also this year, Michael Fix was
promoted to full Teaching Professor, and Dr. Eric Majzoub
is currently under review for promotion to full Professor. We
are also happy to announce that we have hired a new nontenure track Assistant Teaching Professor, Dr. David Horne,
who will join our faculty in January 2015.
There are several projects currently underway that are
improving our academic program. With a $250,000 gift from
Peabody Energy Company, we are continuing the renovation
of the undergraduate physics labs. Last year we reported that
the Astronomy and Mechanics labs had been renovated. The
Electricity & Magnetism lab is being renovated and will be
finished in January 2015. The Modern Electronics lab will
have some improvements made to it as well. This means the
Department of Physics & Astronomy will have a suite of
upgraded, state-of-the-art teaching labs for our undergraduate students.
We are also upgrading the planetarium with a new Spitz
SciDome Touch digital planetarium projector system,
courtesy of funding provided by the Dean of the College of
Arts & Sciences. With the new facility we hope to expand
our outreach programs, improve educational experiences for
our undergraduate students, and expand collaborations with
other departments and disciplines.
Construction on the new science laboratory building has
been steadily progressing. Most of the work to date has been
underground, but visitors to campus should soon see the
building take shape.
We are saddened to report the deaths of two emeritus
faculty members. Dr. Wilfred Sorrell, an astronomer who
taught introductory astronomy from 1990 until his retirement
in 2010, died on February 7, 2014. Dr. Thomas Crowley,
who studied the history of Earth’s climate and taught
introductory geology from 1979 to 1982, died on May 8,
2014.
Please keep us up to date on your activities. As always,
we thank you for your continued support and encourage you
Erika Gibb
New Teaching Professor
Dr. David Horne will join the faculty as an Assistant
Teaching Professor of Physics in January 2015. His hiring
fills an important need with the recent retirements of four
faculty members. David received his Ph.D. in Physics in
2007 from the University of Toledo and was a postdoctoral
research assistant with Dr. Erika Gibb from 2007-2009 and
at the New York Center for Astrobiology at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute from 2009-2011. He has had extensive
experience teaching both physics and astronomy courses and
will be teaching introductory physics and astronomy as well
as more advanced undergraduate courses. Within the next
year, he will be developing an on-line introductory
astronomy course. David also has been involved in a
number of public outreach programs.
In his free time, David does soap film research, builds
rockets, and has a 1st Dan (Black Belt) in Judo. He also
owns a high speed (60+mph) powerboat. David is married
and he and his wife have 3 cats.
Dr. David Horne
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batteries. Outside of school, he enjoys tinkering with
computers, playing video games, and reading.
Alumni Lecture Honors
Ta-Pei Cheng
Cameron Nunn is a junior working on a Physics degree
with emphasis in Astrophysics, minoring in math. She is a
member of the Pierre Laclede Honors College, where she is
also a mentor for incoming Honors freshmen. Through the
Physics Department, she has been a teaching assistant for
Astronomy 1001 and has completed a few hours of research
with Dr. Gibb, with hopes of continuing both in the future.
She also jointly runs the UMSL Physics Club Facebook page
with
the
president
of
the
club:
www.facebook.com/UMSLPhysicsClub. Her other campus
activities include being treasurer of her sorority, Delta Zeta,
and serving as a Student Government Senator.
In honor of Ta-Pei Cheng’s 40 years of service to the
University, the Alumni Lecture was delivered by his friend
and colleague Dr. Boris Kayser from the Theoretical Physics
Department at Fermilab. His lecture was entitled “Are We
Descended from Heavy Neutrinos?” Ta-Pei continues to be
quite active in book writing and lecturing. In Fall 2015, he
will offer a graduate-level course “Relativity and
Cosmology” as an on-line course that will be available to
graduate students across the State.
Prior to the lecture, we held our annual awards ceremony.
Senior Chris Briggs received the Jeffrey Earl Award for the
Outstanding Physics Senior and a $500 gift card. Junior
Henry Hamper received the Senior Alumni Award ($500).
Anamaria Baluyut received the Outstanding Graduate
Teaching Assistant Award, which consists of a $250 prize
and a one-year subscription to the American Journal of
Physics.
Faculty Promotions
Dr. Erika Gibb was promoted this fall to Professor of
Physics. Dr. Gibb joined the Department as an Assistant
Professor in 2005 and was tenured and promoted to
Associate Professor in 2010. She conducts an active
research program studying the chemistry of comets and
disks around young stars. In March, she assumed the duties
of the Department Chairperson.
Mike Fix as also promoted, from Associate to Full
Teaching Professor of Geology. Mike began teaching at
UMSL in 1976 and was converted from a Lecturer to fulltime Associate Teaching Professor in 2006.
You can read about Erika’s and Mike’s recent activities
in the Faculty Updates section.
Alumni Contribution
James Baker (B.S. 1969) has now included us in
his estate planning for a significant fraction of his estate. In
a letter to us he stated "I am intrigued with the possibility of
funding some scholarship at UMSL--ideally something that
spans disciplines, emphasizes excellence and creativity, and
includes physics." We greatly appreciate his generosity!
Jim is retired and lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Meet the Scholarship Recipients
Planetarium Upgrade
The Department supports four students annually with
$2000 awards. Three students are supported with Physics &
Astronomy Alumni Scholarships and one with the Richard
D. Schwartz Scholarship for Physics Majors.
The College of Arts and Sciences have approved the
purchase of a Spitz SciDome HD digital projection system
for the planetarium as well as a new three-color lighting
system and sound system. This is a significant upgrade from
our current Spitz A-4 projector that we acquired as a
refurbished system in 1988. The new system will come with
several sky fulldome shows and real-time software for
geology and the earth sciences. The new system will
enhance the program we offer for elementary school
students and foster more collaboration with the Challenger
Learning Center.
Brigid Costello – Brigid is a returning student, having
previously attained a BA and MA in Early Childhood and
Elementary Education from Maryville University. Having a
lifelong interest in science, she came to UMSL to further her
knowledge and intends to complete a BS degree in physics.
After graduation, she tentatively plans to continue her
education to achieve a Ph.D. in physics. She is currently
working on a research project in microscopy involving zeroloss/deflection. Outside of school, Brigid is an active black
belt student of Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts, and enjoys
reading and learning how to do new things.
Henry Hamper – Henry is currently a senior at UMSL. He
is working on a general Physics degree with a minor in
Chemistry, and plans to pursue a doctorate in Materials
Science. Last semester he was awarded the Senior Alumni
Award for having the highest GPA among all incoming
seniors in the Physics and Astronomy Department. Henry
is currently working with Eric Majzoub in the Center
for Nanoscience to develop better materials for Lithium-ion
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Adi Bulsara Delivers Moss Lecture
NASA/Missouri Space Grant
Consortium 23rd Annual Meeting
Dr. Adi R. Bulsara visited UMSL in October to give the
most recent Elaine and Frank Moss Distinguished Lecture.
Dr. Bulsara was a long-time collaborator of Frank’s and is
currently a Distinguished Scientist at the Space and Naval
Warfare Systems Center - Pacific in San Diego, CA. His
entertaining and informative talk was entitled “Stochastic
Resonance in the Time of Frank Moss: Discovery, Hubris,
and the Quest for the Ultimate Experiment … the Good, the
Bad, and the Simply Wretched”. Dr. Bulsara also took time
to meet with students to talk about careers in government
research labs. The Moss Lecture Series is funded by an
endowment from the Elaine and Frank Moss Hospitality
Fund.
The 23rd Annual Meeting of the NASA/Missouri Space
Grant Consortium was held on the Missouri S&T campus
April 25-26, 2014. Undergraduate Nathan Roth discussed his
research of OH absorption from the disk around the young
star AA Tau (advisor: Dr. Erika Gibb). Jamie Daugherty
discussed a novel RGB technique for studying perforations
in silicon wafers (advisor: Phil Fraundorf). Alyssa
McFarlane presented her research on improving the cycling
and capacity of Lithium-Ion batteries (advisor: Eric
Majzoub). Anamaria Baluyut also described the UMSL
Planetarium Program conducted for area 5th grade students
and teachers.
Graduate Program Update
Physics Club News
We awarded five M.S. degrees and one Ph.D. degree in
2014. Anamaria Baluyut, Chris Carr, Tavish Hill, Waruni
Jayawardana, and Tim Sullivan completed Master’s degrees.
Chris, Tavish, Waruni, and Tim are continuing in our
doctoral program. Tavish Hill passed the Ph.D. Qualifying
Exam in January 2014 and six doctoral candidates are
expected to take the Qualifying Exam in January 2015.
Adam Scott successfully defended his doctoral dissertation
in April 2014. Adam’s dissertation was entitled “Speciation
Dynamics of an Agent-Based Evolution Model in Phenotype
Space”. His advisor was Dr. Sonya Bahar.
Logan, Brown, Chris Carr, Stephen Ordway, and Tim
Sullivan were supported by graduate fellowships or
internships from the NASA/Missouri Space Grant
Consortium. All presented their research at the state-wide
annual meeting in April at the Missouri S&T campus. Logan
presented his analysis of water in the circumstellar disk of
the young star AA Tau (advisor: Erika Gibb). Chris talked
about using residual gas analysis mass spectroscopy to
investigate compounds for hydrogen storage (advisor: Eric
Majzoub).
Stephen presented research he conducted in
collaboration with SunEdison on characterizing defects on
silicon wafers (advisors: Phil Fraundorf and Jeff Libbert).
Tim discussed the dynamics of a young stellar cluster from a
proper motion analysis (advisor: Bruce Wilking). Graduate
students Logan Brown, Shane Meyer, Gang Wang, and
Dongxue Zhao participated in the UMSL Graduate Fair in
April. Dongxue was recognized with a Graduate School
award for his poster “Investigation of Alkali Metal Hydrides
using In-situ X-Ray Diffraction and Differential Scanning
Calorimetry” (advisor: Eric Majzoub). Logan presented his
research “Near-Infrared Spectrscopic Study of AA Tau:
Water and OH Observations (advisor: Erika Gibb).
Dongxue (1st) and Logan (2nd) received Department awards
of $150 and $100, respectively, for their posters.
We welcomed two new full-time students to our graduate
program this fall: Matthew Wentzel (Westminster, Utah),
Kyle Williams (U. Kansas). Recent UMSL graduates Nathan
Roth and Jamie Daugherty will be joining our program in
January of 2015.
The Physics Club had a great trip to Fermi National
Accelerator Lab in May. Their host was Dr. Eric James, son
of former faculty member and Chair Phil James. The Club
toured the lab including the bubble chamber, the MINOS
underground tunnel, and Feynman’s restored Dodge van.
The Club is off to a good start with new President Ron Blair.
The Club has designed and made UMSL Physics &
Astronomy T-shirts with either an astrophysics or particle
physics design. With the profits from the sale, they hope to
build a trebuchet and perhaps take a 2015 trip to Fermilab.
T-Shirts can be yours for a mere $7. The particle physics
design features the fundamental particles in the Standard
Model including the Higgs boson. Please contact the Club
President ([email protected]).
More Undergraduate Research
Jamie Daugherty, Alyssa McFarlane, Chris Milliano, and
Nathan Roth made presentations at the annual
Undergraduate Research Symposium held on the UMSL
campus on May 2 and hosted by the Golden Key
International Honour Society and Sigma Xi. Jamie and
Nathan split the Department prize ($250) for the best physics
or astronomy poster.
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were: Halemaumau crater in Kilauea Caldera, which
contains an active lava lake, Kilauea Iki crater, Thurston
Lava Tube, Rainbow Falls, Lava Tree State Park, The
Pacific Tsunami Museum, and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa
volcanoes and a private tour of the Hawaiian Volcano
Observatory which has been monitoring the volcanoes since
1912. Our last day included a luau in Kona. Every one
learned a lot (including me) and had a great time.
[email protected]
FACULTY UPDATES:
Sonya Bahar
The primary focus of my research group is on
computational models of evolutionary dynamics. My
graduate students and I are studying phase transitions in
evolutionary models, and investigating the effect of
parameters like mutation size on how evolutionary lineages
branch in space and in time. These projects are funded by a
Complex Systems grant from the James S. McDonnell
Foundation. Our new research for 2015 includes studies of
how populations recover from mass extinctions, and how the
branching of their genealogies can be characterized using a
branch (no pun intended) of mathematics known as
coalescent theory. This will form the core of Dawn King’s
doctoral dissertation. On the “brain side”, I am continuing
my research in Neurodynamics, collaborating with Ken
Showalter at West Virginia University to study synchronized
neural “chimera” states which may be analogous to the “unihemispheric” sleep observed in some animal species. I have
also been collaborating with Gualtiero Piccinini of UMSL’s
Department of Philosophy, investigating the various types of
computation that can be performed by neural systems; we
recently published a paper on this topic in the journal
Cognitive Science. We have also contributed a chapter on
the neural correlates of consciousness to a volume entitled
The Myth of an Afterlife, which is edited by Keith Augustine
and will appear in March 2015. Lastly, I am working on a
book titled The Essential Tension, to be published by
Springer. The book deals with the problem of collective
dynamics in biological systems, and the ways that physics
can help to illuminate this complex issue. The book will
particularly focus on problems of speciation and multiple
levels of selection in evolutionary dynamics.
[email protected]
http://www.umsl.edu/~neurodyn/faculty/bahar.html
Mike with his merry band of vocanologists.
Ricardo A. Flores
My research interests are astrophysical cosmology and
applications of quantum field theory to the physics of
elementary particles. This past year, however, my teaching
load was doubled and I have not been able to complete any
project. Nonetheless, I remain interested in the expected
evolution in maps of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in
clusters, and I may return to the subject of dark matter halo
shape using the Bolshoi simulation carried out by my
collaborators.
Bernard J. Feldman
This year I published one paper, “American Automobile
and Light Truck Statistics Update,” (The Physics Teacher
52, 174-175 [2014]) and one letter, “Physics Déjà Vu,” (The
Physics Teacher 52, 391 [2014)]. The letter points out that
Albert Einstein in 1905 answered the question whether cell
phones cause cancer.
http://www.umsl.edu/~phybfeld/, [email protected]
Philip B. Fraundorf
My research involves materials, atomic resolution
microscopes, computer simulations, and conceptual
strategies for doing both nanoscale detective work and
curriculum modernization. We’ve long provided the region
with tools not otherwise available for examining the
nanostructure of a growing variety of specimen types,
including for example aerosol catalysts, integrated circuit
silicon, carbon nanotubes, extraterrestrial materials,
ferrofluids for drug delivery, and most recently ultrahigh
temperature materials for leading-edge surfaces on
hypersonic aircraft. This has helped put graduates into
applied physics internships and jobs with companies that
include MEMC, Seagate, Martin-Marietta, Mitsubishi
Silicon-America, Motorola, and Cabot Electronics. Of four
recent intellectual challenges, one lies at the intersection
between (i) modern-day uses for graphene sheets and (ii)
possible roles for carbon droplets in cool stellar
atmospheres. Another involves the studies of gigascale
integrated circuit silicon, a highly-ordered material tightly
connected to future technology. A third involves
quantitative detective work on atomic periodicities and
Michael Fix
My nonteaching activities this year included continued
work on mapping a partial dinosaur skeleton from a site in
Southeast Missouri, which is on display in the Bollinger
County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill,
Missouri. I also have assisted the museum by writing articles
for their newsletter and web site.
Also, in late May 2014 I led a one-week 3 credit hour
field-course to the Big Island of Hawaii, titled “Hawaiian
Volcanoes – Crucible of Creation.” The class of 10 students
was introduced to the basic geology of the Hawaiian Island
chain by hiking various trails and visitors centers in Hawai’i
Volcanoes National Park, as well as parks and trails in other
parts of the Big Island. Among the sites that they got to see
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energy loss reflected in electron microscope images. A 4th
involves the intersection between (a) log-probability
measures, (b) the mathematical theory of model selection
and (c) the quantitative study of correlations in complex
systems with particular focus on the challenge of sustaining
niche-network
layer-multiplicities
in
metazoan
communities. More on recent developments and on various
educational explorations as well, may be accessed through:
http://www.umsl.edu/~fraundorf/index.html
[email protected]
the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The
research focus in my group is on the study and design of
new materials for energy storage and conversion, such as
hydrogen-storage materials, lithium-ion batteries, and
pseudo- and super-capacitors. We employ a combined
experimental and computational approach, utilizing firstprinciples techniques to understand the electronic,
mechanical, and thermodynamic properties of the materials
we study.
I also serve as the Associate Director of the Center for
Nanoscience, and along with the director George Gokel,
have been re-organizing the center to more directly utilize
the strengths of the CNS members from Chemistry, Physics,
and Biochemistry and Biology. Working in the CNS
provides opportunities for hands-on work with large
industrial partners such as Boeing, Monsanto, Purina, and
others.
Hydrogen storage research in the Majzoub group
remains funded through the Department of Energy, Office of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Our currentlyfunded grant is joint with Sandia National Laboratories, and
Hughes Research Laboratory and is focused on hydrogen
storage in alloy ternary borides, as well as lithiated boranes.
We have recently been awarded an additional grant from
the UM-System, Intercampus Interdisciplinary Award. This
project focuses on functionalizing nanoporous carbon
templates to control the surface chemistry (wetting and
catalysis) to make the materials favorable for hosting
complex hydride materials such as LiBH4.
The most recent list of publications from the group may
be found at: http://www.umsl.edu/~majzoube/
Thomas F. George
I am involved in theoretical research in various areas
of laser/materials/nanophysics, including nanomedicine. In
summer 2014, I gave an invited research seminar on “LaserInduced Processes in Fullerenes” at Northwestern
Polytechnical University in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
On a human-interest note, in addition to my seminar in
China, I presented a piano concert on women jazz
composers.
http://www.umsl.edu/chancellor/, [email protected]
Erika Gibb
I am an astrochemist/astrobiologist studying chemistry in
star formation regions and comets. During 2013/2014 there
were several observing opportunities that were conducted
with students at UMSL. In November 2013, we observed
comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) and in September 2014 we
observed comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) using the Infrared
Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, HI. Both sets of
observations were performed remotely from my lab in 403
Research, and several undergraduate students were able to
participate in each run. In May 2014, graduate student Dan
Barnett and I used Keck II on Mauna Kea to observe comet
C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS). These were all part of a project
to study volatiles in comets to learn more about how the
solar system formed and how the molecules important for
life were distributed. Students are now performing the data
reduction an analysis for these comets.
http://www.umsl.edu/~gibbe/, [email protected]
My two most recent Ph.D. students, Tim Mason and David
Peaslee, have found employment at a startup in the St. Louis
area, and an engineering firm in the San Francisco Bay Area,
respectively. A former M.S. student, Zak Jost, is working for
SunEdison in the silicon fabrication division.
Bruce A. Wilking
We have completed our second optical spectroscopic
survey of a star-forming region with a study of the Serpens
star-forming region. We found evidence for two distinct
populations of young stars along the line of sight, probably
arising from two separate clouds of gas. We hope to publish
the results of this study this year, which was a collaboration
between doctoral student Kristen Erickson and myself and
alumnus Michael Meyer (ETH-Zurich). I have been able to
join a group headed by Michael Meyer in support of ESO’s
GAIA mission to analyze high resolution spectra of a young
star cluster in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud to investigate the
radial velocity dispersion. I had a short but productive visit
with Michael in Zurich last August. Complementary to this
is a collaboration with astronomers at the U.S. Naval
Observatory in Flagstaff to analyze infrared images of the
Rho Ophiuchi region taken over the past decade in order to
derive proper motions and the velocity dispersion for this
young star cluster in the other spatial dimensions.
http://www.umsl.edu/~wilkingb, [email protected]
Bob L. Henson
Just as in the recent past, my activities now are mostly
teaching and service for our department. Our number of
physics faculty at the professorial level is much lower than it
was many years ago when our department only offered the
baccalaureate degree. I continue to teach heavy loads at both
the graduate and undergraduate levels. This past year in
addition to my regular teaching load, I redeveloped the
graduate level statistical mechanics course, which I had last
taught in 1996. When time permits, I am working on some
mathematical physics research problems. Likewise, when
time permits I have been writing a text on mathematical
methods. As of the present, my retirement plans are
incomplete.
Eric Majzoub
I am an associate professor in the Department of
Physics and Astronomy, and I hold a joint appointment in
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Alumni Information
patterns from data. David reports that he is putting the skills
he learned in graduate school to good use.
1969
James Baker (B.S.) retired from Hargray Communications
ten years ago. He then went to work for a laser
manufacturer. He is now retired from the laser company,
lives in Sarasota, FL and spends his days “taking classes and
challenging my problem solving capabilities”.
Michelle Brockschmidt (B.S.) is teaching physics at
Washington High School in Washington, MO. She is also
working toward a M.S. degree in Physics at UMSL.
2008
Kryss Erickson (M.S., Ph.D. 2013) is a science teacher at
Villa Duchesne High School in St. Louis.
1989
Linda Berger (B.S.) was promoted to Chief Accounting
Officer with Direct Energy in Houston, Texas. She has a
team of about 250 people in the US and Canada.
2009
Adam Scott (M.S., Ph.D. 2014) is a research scientist at the
Genome Institute at Washington University.
1991
Lu Fei (M.S., Ph.D. 1996) is currently working for a
research institute in Shanghai that is part of the Chinese
Academy of Science called the Shanghai Institute of
Microsystems and Information Technology. He is doing
silicon wafer related projects. He tells us “I am still trying to
adapt to the life in a new world after being absent for 25
years!”
2010
Scott Stephenson (B.S.) completed his Ph.D. degree at the
University of Michigan this fall. His dissertation was
entitled
“Probing
Spin-Independent
WIMP-Nucleon
Interactions with the PandaX-I Detector”. Scott will be
going to UC-Davis as a postdoc to work on the LUX/LZ
experiment which is a big US-based underground dark
matter direct detection experiment located in the Sanford
Underground Research Facility in South Dakota.
Michael Way (M.S., Ph.D. 1998) made a presentation at the
American Geophysical Union fall meeting about using a 3-D
climate model to explore the habitability of planets like
Venus in the early solar system. He and his wife Elizabeth
have a 1 year old daughter in addition to their 4 year old son.
Daisuke Takeshita (Ph.D.) is now working as a Postdoctoral
Fellow with Dr. Petri Ala-Laurila in his Neuroscience and
Vision Lab at the University of Helsinki.
Shakya Premachandra (M.S.) completed her doctoral degree
at Monash University in Australia. Her dissertation is
entitled “Precision Ephemerides of Neutron-Star Binaries to
Assist Gravitational Wave Searches”.
1997
Lebée Meehan (M.S.) and her husband Jim have moved
back to Huntsville, AL. In addition to taking care of her
daughter, she teaches yoga part-time and is working on
certification in Restorative Exercise, a biomechanics-based
movement program.
2011
Lauren Stephenson (B.S.) received her M.S. degree from the
University of Hawaii in 2013 and is a reliability engineer for
Hawaiian Airlines.
2006
David Peaslee (B.S., M.S. 2008, Ph.D. 2013) has an
industrial post-doc position at SPEC Sensors, a gas sensor
startup in Newark, CA. He is in charge of characterizing the
sensors, and designing and building experiments to test new
sensors. David reports that he is using his background in
chemistry, physics, and electronics and has a suggestion:
“The only thing I wish I had practical knowledge with is
programming in LabView. Most industries are using it, and
any experimental position will probably require it sometime
soon. Perhaps someone in the department can incorporate it
into a course, maybe advanced lab ...”
2013
Matthew Freeman (B.S.) is a graduate student in the Physics
Department at Florida State University.
2014
Dan McKeown (B.S.) is in the M.S. program in Physics at
San Francisco State University.
2007
David Coss (M.S., Ph.D. 2010) and his wife Diana
welcomed their first child in January 2014. They moved to
the Washington D.C. area in July where David has a position
as a data scientist with the US Government. These are
relatively new positions with the government created to
design unique hardware and software systems to analyze
large volumes of data as well as research and implement
computational algorithms and statistical methods to extract
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Contributors 2013-2014
Thanks to all for your generous contributions to
our scholarship and gift funds! Please contact us if
you have made a contribution in the past year and your
name does not appear.
Dr. Mary M. Allen
Scott D. Alspach and Susan Altman-Alspach
James M. and Janice E. Baker
Boeing Company
Michael J. Burk and Lynda E. Busse
Norman S. Dalton
James R. and Antoinette Disano
Dr. Dennis M. Elking
Dr. Lu Fei and Dr. Lucy Wenzhong He
Dr. Bernard J. and Marjorie A. Feldman
Derek H. Freund
William B. and Mary C. Harms
David J. Harris and Margaret A. Diekemper
Sally A. Harris
Dr. Bo He and Xueqin Fan
Richard W. Heuermann and Kathleen P. Price
Daniel T. Hopper
Albert C. and Regina P. Johns
Charles F. and Carol R. Jones
Mark S. and Cynthia P. Jones
David A. Kalin
Timothy A. and Dr. Michelle R. Kirchoff
Lauren M. Lester
Dr. Timothy H. Mason
Michael H. McCartney
Eleanor I. McIntyre
Dr. Martin G. and Pamela E. Mlynczak
Dennis J. and Pauline H. Moore
Vincent G. Musielak
Peabody Energy
Dr. Ron J. and Martha E. Pieper
Kelly L. Pisane
Elizabeth M. Ramirez
Dr. Lawrence W. and Mary E. Ramsey
James M. Roedder
Dr. Chang Shen and Haoran Yi
Isaac B. Smith
Duane A. and Deborah Theilen
Howard W. and LaDonna R. Thoele
Anthony G. and Terri L. Thomas
Robert G. Wilking
Don C. and Susan Winter
Dr. Zhongyu Zhang
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