Students

students
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). Updates: all three students are now in graduate school: Kielan at UC San Diego (astronomy, 2016), Dan at Carnegie-Mellon (physics, 2017) and Nathan at Hawaii (physics, 2018).

The following 28 students have worked or are working with me on research at Towson University (click on a name to learn more):

Ali, Hamna Coplan, Max Edwards, Charlotte Everett, Ryan
Genus, Amelia Glazer, Kelsey Holman, Kate Huxford, Rachael
Jennings, Maegan Kuri, Greg Lainez, Sergio McClelland, Keri
Mitcham, Jack Molloy, Dana Polyak, Viktor Powell, Sean
Poyneer, Alex Prins, Nathan Ridge, Mat Rutah, Anjalee
Sebastian, TJ Steelman, Zach Strobach, Eddie Tyler, Josh
Walz, Frank Warecki, Zoey Wilcomb, Kielan Zile, Dan

These students are co-authors on 10 journal articles and 3 refereed conference proceedings. They have presented 35 posters and 15 oral talks at scientific meetings around the country, receiving 4 special prizes. Between them, they have collected 14 Rubendall awards, 4 Pelham awards and 2 Loh scholarships (our department’s highest student honors) as well as 2 awards from the Society of Physics Students. They have participated in 16 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) or similar internships at institutions in the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. Six have received grants in support of their research at Towson. One was interviewed on the Smithsonian television channel, another starred in a NASA outreach video, and three contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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