Towson University research students Kielan Wilcomb (left), Nathan Prins and Dan Zile (right) celebrating with Albert Einstein on the 100th anniversary of his General Theory of Relativity (2015, with thanks to Marc Spiegel and Kanji Takeno).

The following 53 students have worked or are working with me on research at Towson University (click on a name to learn more):

Ali, Hamna Beahn, Sean Buchman, Jacob Choudhary, Colin
Clark, Hannah Collazo, Isabella Coplan, Max Costello, Lauren
Cuestas, Carmen Edwards, Charlotte Everett, Ryan Gallagher, Kayleigh
Garnett, Sean Genus, Amelia Ghazi, Faatimah Gillcrist, Jessica
Glazer, Kelsey Holman, Kate Huxford, Rachael Jackson, Jasmine
Jennings, Maegan Kuri, Greg Lainez, Sergio Mann, Will
McClelland, Keri Mitcham, Jack Molloy, Dana Patel, Jasmine
Perry, Jon Pettaway, Taylor Polyak, Viktor Powell, Sean
Poyneer, Alex Prins, Nathan Reamy, Calin Ridge, Mat
Roland, Daniel Rutah, Anjalee Scheiderer, Jennifer Sebastian, TJ
Sgromo, Mauro Shaw, Kaitlyn Soroka, Desmond Steelman, Zach
St. Jules, Aaliyah Strobach, Eddie Terranova, Victor Tyler, Josh
Walz, Frank Warecki, Zoey Weinreb, Ozzy Wilcomb, Kielan
Zile, Dan

These young scientists are co-authors on 17 journal articles and 3 refereed conference proceedings. They have presented 80 posters and 34 oral talks at scientific meetings around the country, receiving 7 special prizes. Between them, they have collected 22 Rubendall awards, 5 Pelham awards and 11 Loh scholarships (our department’s highest student honors) as well as 2 awards from the Society of Physics Students. They have participated in 4 workshops and 25 internships or Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) at institutions in the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. Thirty-five are or have been supported by summer research grants from the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics,  Maryland Space Grant Consortium or Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Twenty-two have gone on to graduate school (including 7 in Towson’s Masters program in Applied Physics) and four have become teachers. One was interviewed on the Smithsonian television channel, another starred in a NASA outreach video, two were invited to the headquarters of Wolfram Research to share their codes with the developers of Mathematica, and three contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Reunion with four former research students who returned to present a seminar on “Adventures with Gravitational Waves” in December 2022. From left to right: Rachael Huxford, Hamna Ali, Jon Perry and Ryan Everett (photo credit Tom Krause)

Note to potential new students! If you are interested in pursuing research yourself, check out my ongoing opportunities for new projects.