Prof. Marry 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

  • Kazarians

    Anoush Kazarians

    All in all, my time in Tucson was definitely eventful, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I walked away from this experience having gained a lot of knowledge about and respect for the people who actually do astronomy for a living, and I hope to one day join their ranks.
  • Ortiz

    Adrian Ortiz

    As a Biotechnology major, I have been able to utilize all aspects of my major in Dr. Salik's lab.
  • Cabrera

    Mario Cabrera

    This summer, I had the opportunity to work with the NEOWISE team led by my mentor Dr. Amy Mainzer and co-mentor Dr. Joseph Masiero of JPL.

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