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 49 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 Coplan, Max Cuestas, Carmen Edwards, Charlotte
Everett, Ryan Gallagher, Kayleigh Garnett, Sean Genus, Amelia
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 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 67 posters and 34 oral talks at scientific meetings around the country, receiving 7 special prizes. Between them, they have collected 21 Rubendall awards, 4 Pelham awards and 8 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 24 internships or Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) at institutions in the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. Thirty-one 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, and thirteen have gone on to graduate school. One was interviewed on the Smithsonian television channel, another starred in a NASA outreach video, two have been 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 campus to present a seminar. From left to right: Rachael Huxford, Hamna Ali, Jon Perry and Ryan Everett (December 2022, photo credit Tom Krause)

In 2022, four of these students, including two current LIGO team members, returned to Towson to share their stories with our current physics majors in a joint seminar (photo above; credit Tom Krause, December 2022).

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