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August 2009

Release Date: Aug. 4, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Physics Students to Present Research Symposium

Five Angelo State University physics students will present the results of two major collaborative summer research projects at a Student Research Symposium Friday, Aug. 7, in the ASU Vincent Nursing-Physical Science (NPS) Building, 2333 Vanderventer Ave.

The symposium will run from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 7 in Room 158 of the NPS Building and is open free to the public. Dr. Toni Sauncy, ASU associate professor of physics, will provide an overview of the projects followed by a 30-minute presentation by each of the students.

ASU students presenting their research results will be Sterling Beeson, James Matthews, Lauren Bennett, Sebastian Requena and Steve Jackson.

Over a 10-week period, the students participated in collaborative research with Texas Tech University on the Micro- and Nano-Device Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (MANDE REU) program. They also collaborated with Texas State University on a Heterofunctional Materials Initiative (HMI).

The MANDE REU project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. The HMI project was funded by the Office of Naval Research. Both projects also received funding for equipment through the Angelo State Research Enhancement Program.