Prof. Mary Mogge becomes AAPT President

 

Dr. Mary Mogge, Professor Emerita of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is currently the President Elect of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). She will become the President in January 2015.  

 

 

Martin Sanchez

Sanchez

Martin Sanchez prepares optical fiber for tapering in Dr. Ertan Salik's lab.

 

Martin Sanchez is a sophomore Physics and Astronomy major. Martin started working on fiber optic biosensors with Dr. Ertan Salik in the Spring of 2013. He has spent the entire summer in the lab. He was a co-author on two conference papers recently submitted.

My experience in Dr. Ertan Salik's laboratory has been absolutely wonderful. Working over the Summer of 2013 allowed me to contribute greatly to the biosensor research. Research in our lab is, I think, very important, as it has potential to save lives. Even in the 21st century, the world is still struggling with food safety problems. Therefore early detection of dangerous toxins and bacteria through fiber optic sensors is a very important and exciting field of research. Also, working in the lab provided me with invaluable skills. The lessons I learned and the friends I made, I will never forget.

 

Student Highlight

  • Perez

    Nicholas Perez

    I have started working in Dr. Salik's lab in Spring 2013. I fabricated tapered fiber sensors. I also learned how to do 3D design and 3D printing.
  • Perera

    Viranga Perera

    This past summer I began working with Dr. Ben Zuckerman (UCLA), David Rodriguez (UCLA), and others in their group to find Y dwarfs (brown drawfs) which are predicted to be the coolest (~500 K) substellar objects.
  • Sanchez

    Nicole Sanchez

    During the summer of 2012, I had the wonderful experience of working as a research assistant at the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona.

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