Physics Fall 2010 Seminar Series: Student Summer Internships

Posted on 10/19/2010 8:30:02 AM

The Department of Physics has finalized its Fall 2010 Colloquium Series with nine speakers presenting their research on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in Weyandt Hall, Room 331.

The Physics Department welcomes speakers from various universities, including Pitt, CMU, and Penn State, as well as three undergraduate students as part of the Fall 2010 Colloquium Series.

During the Summer 2010 break, three Physics undergraduate students were awarded internships by the National Science Foundation. NSF supported the 2010 Research Experiences for the following IUP undergraduates: Rachel Marie Umbel, Louis Didio, and Mark Regalla.

Ms. Umbell had the change to work with the University of Colorado on manipulation of laser beam waist and homodyne systems.

Mr. Didio worked with the University of Notre Dame and the importance of inquiry-based learning in the sciences and how the brain responds to learning.

Mr. Regalla interned with Michigan State University and presented his research on the fabrication of ultrasharp tips for scanning probe microscopy methods.

All three undergraduates were able to present their research during the Physics Department Colloquium series this Fall on September 24, October 8, and October 15, respectively.

The department extends its congratulations on the hard work of its students this summer.

For further information on the remaining seminars, please see the Physics Department events calendar.