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).

The following 35 students have worked or are working with me on research at Towson University (click on a name to learn more):

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

These students are co-authors on 11 journal articles and 3 refereed conference proceedings. They have presented 48 posters and 20 oral talks at scientific meetings around the country, receiving 6 special prizes. Between them, they have collected 15 Rubendall awards, 4 Pelham awards and 3 Loh scholarships (our department’s highest student honors) as well as 2 awards from the Society of Physics Students. They have participated in 2 workshops and 18 internships or Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) at institutions in the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. Eighteen 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. One was interviewed on the Smithsonian television channel, another starred in a NASA outreach video, another was invited to the headquarters of Wolfram Research to share his code with the developers of Mathematica, 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.