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Morgan Clark ’17 Wins Award of Excellence at Accelerator Conference

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students

Senior Morgan Clark won an award of excellence for her presentation on “Ion-Beam Analysis of Artificial Turf” at the Conference on Applications of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2016). There were 74 student posters at the conference and Morgan was one of five students to win! Morgan, Scott LaBrake (Senior Lecturer in Physics), and Michael Vineyard (Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics) attended the conference in Fort Worth, TX, on Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 to present recent research in the Union College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory. Morgan was awarded a...

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Prof. Vineyard Presents at Conference in Spain

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students

Prof. Michael Vineyard presented a poster titled “Undergraduate Research and Training in Ion-Beam Analysis of Environmental Materials” at the Interfaces Against Pollution conference in Lleida, Spain, on September 4-7, 2016. Physics faculty Scott LaBrake and Heather Watson, and six students (Sajju Chalise ’19, Morgan Clark ’17, Andrew McCalmont ’16, Brendan McGuire ’18, Iseinie Mendez ’17, and Joshua Yoskowitz ’16) were co-authors on the poster.

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Prof. Heather Watson Awarded NASA Grant

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students

Heather Watson, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a $292,000 grant from NASA for her project entitled,”Diffusion in Iron-Nickel Alloys and Sulfides: Constraints on Segregation and Crystallization of Early Planetary Cores.” Prof. Watson’s project will contribute to the education and research training of several young and aspiring scientists including at least one promising female high school student and several Union students from the fields of astronomy, geology and physics. Learn more about Prof. Watson’s research project here:...

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Physics & Astronomy students present 2016 Summer Research Posters

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students

Eighteen Physics & Astronomy summer research students presented posters about their research to faculty and students. Student research projects were supported by Union College Summer Fellowships, NASA and NSF grants, and donations by Physics & Astronomy...

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Prof. Orzel appears on NPR “Here and Now” program

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Faculty, News

Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics, appeared on the popular NPR program, “Here and Now,” to talk about Americans’ basic science understanding, and how much it matters. A live production from NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, “Here and Now” reflects the “fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.” The interview was part of the program’s weeklong series on the state of science in America. See this link:...

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