Cyclotron Institute REU Program
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Summer 2011 Program

The Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, is serving as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site during the summer of 2011.

This REU site focuses on research in nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned scientists at a major university-based nuclear facility.

Undergraduates will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chmistry faculty at the Cyclotron Institute. Weekly discussions on forefront areas of Nuclear Physics/Nuclear Chemistry will be led by Institute faculty. Students will have the opportunity to share their work via an oral presentation and virtual poster session.


2009 REU Group

Student Posters and Presentations
(students listed alphabetically with school and mentor also provided)


Kyle Chapkin / Rice University / Dr. Cody Folden
"Measurement of the Excitation Function for the natLu(p,X)175Hf Reactions"    
(poster / presentation)

Andrew Emerick / University of Minnesota: Twin Cities / Dr. Ralf Rapp
"Bottomonium in the QGP: production at RHIC and LHC "
(poster / presentation)

Paulette Epstein/ University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point /Dr. Rupak Mahapatra
"A Quest for WIMPs"
(poster / presentation)

Erin France / Cameron University / Dr. Dan Melconian
"Optimization of a Scintillator for the Measurement of Positrons from Trapped, Polarized 37K"
(poster / presentation)

Jennifer Kachel / Marietta College / Dr. Shalom Shlomo
"Finding the Incompressibility of Nuclear Matte"
(poster / presentation)

Armando Maldonado/ Angelo State University / Dr. Henry Clark
"Conductance Control Iris for the K150 Cyclotron H- ion Source "
(poster / presentation)

Kyle Miller / Florida A&M University / Dr. Ricardo Eusebi
"Software Implementation for the Characterization of Silicon Pixel Detectors"
(poster / presentation)

Sondra Miller / Florida A&M University / Dr. John Hardy
" Further Measurement to Test Electron Conversion Theory: 116 In Measurement for Detector Calibratio"
(poster / presentation)

Bradley Richard / Arkansas Tech University / Dr. Robert Tribble
" 26Al Beam Production and its Application to Nuclear Astrophysic"
(poster / presentation)

Jacob Shafer / Hillsdale College / Dr. Dave Youngblood
"Light Collection Efficiency in Thin Strip Plastic Scintillator for the Study of ISGMR in Unstable Nuclei"
(poster / presentation)

Edward Sutherland / Hillsdale College / Dr. Aldo Bonasera
"Semi-Classical Investigation of the Efimov Potential in Small Nucle"
(poster / presentation)

Irene Zawisza / Moravian College / Dr. Alexei Safanov
"Development of a Gas Stopper For Fusion-Evaporation Products"
(poster / presentation)