Physics News: last updated 03/15/2012

Students Present at Annual Research Symposium of North Shore Sigma Xi

Six Gordon College physics students presented talks or posters at the annual research symposium of the North Shore chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. The symposium was on February 25 at Gordon College. The students were:

  • Nathan Bedell presenting a poster titled “Reverse Engineering and Building of an Infinitely Variable Gear-Driven Transmission, With a Study of Maximum Torque, Power Output, and Efficiency”
  • Zach Capalbo presented a talk titled “Noncontact Determination of Fluid Properties by Means of Focused Acoustics”
  • Stephen Collins presented a poster titled “Optimization of Gravitational Electric Power Generation from a Free-Fall Magnet”
  • Danielle Duggins presented a poster titled “Nd: YAG Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Elemental Analysis”
  • Darrell Montonera presented a poster titled “The Mechanical Properties of Zr-Ti-Cu-Ni Glass Forming Metal Alloys”
  • Jesse Thompson presented a talk titled “Nanoscale and Microscale Hardness of Hydroxyapatite–BisGMA/TEGDMA Composites”