Samantha Melvin ’13 presented her research on “The Effects of Learning American Sign Language on College Students’ Spatial Cognition” during the Celebration of Science Theses April 19 in Exley Science Center. Honors and MA students majoring in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division made poster presentations. Melvin’s advisor is Anna Shusterman, assistant professor of psychology. More than 35 students made presentations.
Simoneil Sarbh ’13 discussed her research on “An Exploration of Cp-Knowers’ Understanding of Higher Numbers. Sarbh’s advisor is Anna Shusterman, assistant professor of psychology.
Graduate student Keenan Golder presented his research “Eridania Basin, Mars: Evolution of Electris Terrain, Chaos, and Paleolake.” His advisor is Marty Gilmore, chair and associate professor of earth and environmental sciences.
Raquel Martinez presented her research on “Uncovering Spectroscopic Signatures of the Hidden Secondary Component of BM Ori.” The project was advised by Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, and William Herbst, chair and professor of astronomy.
Chen-Chi Chien ’13 presented research on “The effects of large scale intermittency on the small scales of turbulent flows.” His advisor is Greg Voth, assistant professor of physics.
President Roth listens to Diana Windemuth, a graduate student in the Astronomy Department, speak about her efforts monitoring a bright, young star in the Orion Nebula. Her advisor is Bill Herbst, the John Monroe Val Vleck Professor of Astronomy, chair of the Astronomy Department.
Earth and environmental sciences major Katherine Shervais ’13 spoke on her research “Examining Microroughness Evolution in Natural and Experimental Pseudotachlyte-Bearing Fault Surfaces.” Her project was coordinated with students from across the world.