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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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Brent Shapiro-Albert ’16 wins Chambliss Astronomy Award

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Faculty, Research, Students

Congratulations to Brent Shapiro-Albert ’16, who has won the 2016 Chambliss Astronomy Award of the American Astronomical Society, the professional society for U. S. astronomers. Brent was awarded the prize for the research he presented at the January 2016 meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Prizes are awarded by judges from the professional astronomy community, based on posters presented by the undergraduates at the meeting. Brent is one of only 8 undergraduates from across the country who received this prestigious award. He is the first Union College student to receive the...

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Physics 100 First-Year Seminar Dinner at Wold House

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Faculty, News, Students

Faculty and students celebrated the Physics 100 First-Year Seminar with a Mexican dinner last week. Check out the photos from the event!                      ...

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