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

  • Lemon

    Courtney Lemon

    This summer, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Don McCarthy of the University of Arizona, where I basically spent a month up on Mt. Lemmon, Kitt Peak, Mt. Graham, and more.
  • Witt

    Matthew Witt

    I make microfluidic channels to flow liquids past the optical fiber biosensors, which has applications in healthcare and food safety. Working in a research lab and being able to contribute to a very important field such as healthcare is very exciting.
  • Zajac

    Stephanie Zajac

    The blistering summer sun shines from its perch in the painfully blue and utterly cloudless sky. As I walk, I can see the ripples of heat radiating up from the ground ahead of me.

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