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David Vumbaco has been accepted to an Interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Douglas Alexander, a Physics junior, received an award for best undergraduate poster presentation in Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science category at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences held on March 9, 2013 at Grambling State University.

The outreach event we participated in last week took place at Lake Forest Charter School at 12000 Hayne Blvd in New Orleans East. The event--Wild
About Science--is Lake Forest's annual science-themed event designed to promote student interest in the natural sciences.

William J. Duhe (Physics '13) was invited to present his research on developing cyclic models of the early universe, conducted with Prof. Tirthabir Biswas, at the International Conference of Physics Students 2012 (ICPS) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 4th to the 10th.

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the Physics of Tomorrow is a fundraiser organized by a Physics student, Douglas Alexander, and designed to purchase and distribute physics demonstrations to public high schools in the New Orleans area.

Jonathan Lucio(Physics/Pre Engineering 13') spent the past summer working as a intern at a geothermal power plant in Northern California.

Armin Kargol, Assoc. Professor in Physics has received an NSF grant for a project titled "Towards wireless nano-electrostimulation of ion channels in mammalian cells". His research will be done in collaboration with Dr. Leszek Malkinski from the Advanced Materials Research Institute at UNO.

Michael Kammer (Phys'12) has received a "Best Presentation" award for his research titled "Study of Macromolecular Complexes" done at the South Bohemia University Institute of Nanotechnology and Structural Biology in the Nove Hrady, Czech Republic.

Two Physics Professors were honored at the College Honors Convocation on May 11, 2012. Patrick Garrity received the Faculty Excellence award for Teaching and Tirthabir Biswas - the Faculty Excellence Award for Research. Congratulations!

Emily Drabek (Physics'09) has conducted research in Astrophysics at the University of Exeter (UK) and the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Her recent paper has been accepted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.


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