2012 BFY Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below were presented at the 2012 Topical Conference on Advanced Laboratories. You may use the column headers to sort the abstract list, or search the abstracts here.

  Name Primary Contact Type
  BFY, the prequel: observations and experiences from the first year laboratory Allie, Saalih Invited Presentation
  Real-Time Thermodynamic Experiments With High Resolution Ayars, Eric Poster
  W07 - Arduino as a "gateway drug" Ayars, Eric Workshop
  Advanced Labs in Biomedical Physics to Extend the Boundaries of the Traditional Physics Major Babiuc-Hamilton, Maria Poster
  Laboratory Physics and Python at the University of Toronto Bailey, David Poster
  W01 - Statistical/Nonlinear Physics with Subwoofers Bailey, David Workshop
  Laboratory Assessment: Strategies that Build Useful Skills Barton, Linda S. Poster
  W55 - Imaging Innovation In Your Classroom: Exploring the principles of medical imaging with the DeskCAT optical CT scanner Battista, Andrea Workshop
  The Advanced Spectroscopy Laboratory Course at Miami University Bayram, Burcin Poster
  W31 - Simple Laser-Induced Fluorescence Setup to Explore Molecular Spectroscopy Bayram, Burçin Workshop
  Integrating the quantum mechanics classroom and laboratory Beck, Mark Invited Presentation
  W28 - Nanoparticle Scattering of Polarized Light Behringer, Ernest Workshop
  Characterization of a Dichroic Sheet Polarizer Behringer, Ernest R. Poster
  W23 - New configurations for a hanging chain covered by soap film: Measurement of surface tension from the triangular configuration Behroozi, Fred Workshop
  W04 - Real-world projects for digital & analog electronics courses Bentley, Sean Workshop
  W38 - Scanning Tunneling Microscopy for Advanced Undergraduate Physics Labs Bhattacharyya-McCamy, Shreya Workshop
  Physics project labs for advanced undergraduates at Caltech Black, Eric D. Poster
  Description on the MIT Junior Lab curriculum, with updates on recent curriculum reforms Bosse, Charles Poster
  W10 - FPGA Coincidence Module Branning, David Workshop
  Two Advanced-Lab Experiments for the Thrifty Physicist Brody, Jed Poster
  Flexible Physics: A Multimedia Bridge from Lecture to Lab Carlsmith, Duncan Poster
  Improving the quantification of Brownian motion Carter, Ashley Poster
  A Comprehensive Laboratory Experience Chottiner, Gary Poster
  The laboratory and the integral development of the students Coca, David Mendez Poster
  Berkeley’s two-semester advanced lab sequence. Colton, Thomas Poster
  How to fund a large-enrollment physics advanced lab. Colton, Thomas Poster
  W17 - Optical Trapping in Biophysics Colton, Tom Workshop
  Arduino Projects to Enhance STEM Education in the Undergraduate Physics Curriculum Conrad, John R. Poster
  A New Combined Physics and Astrophysics Lab Course for Seniors Crawford, Fronefield Poster
  W59 - E&M experiments Dassi, Nouri Workshop
  Coherent Blue Light Emission in Rubidium Dawes, Andrew M. C. Poster
  W06 - Teaching with Arduino Dawes, Andy Workshop
  W18 - Simple Dynamic Light Scattering Apparatus DeSerio, Bob Workshop
  A Visible MOT for the Advanced lab: plans to build one and tough questions for how to fund it Deveney, Ed Poster
  W57 - Advanced Cavendish Balance Dohm, Joe Workshop
  W58 - TEL-X-Ometer X-ray Apparatus Dohm, Joe Workshop
  W21 - Granular Materials: A Low-Tech Advanced Lab Exercise Dolan, Paul Workshop
  Emphasizing oral communication skills in an upper-level electronics course Eblen-Zayas, Melissa Poster
  W13 - Optical Spectroscopy/Zeeman Effect Elliott, Greg Workshop
  Electrical Circuits for Bioinspired Applications Erickson, Jon Poster
  W56 - LabVIEW-Based Instruction for Instructional Labs Essick, John Workshop
  Teaching Computer-Based Data Acquisition and Analysis Research Skills Using LabVIEW Essick, John M. Invited Presentation
  W37 - The Angular Dependence of Cosmic Ray Muons Fadem, Brett Workshop
  W66 - Modeling the faster cooling of Mars as compared to Earth by measuring relative cooling rates of metal spheres Finegold, Len Workshop
  Undergraduate Physics Major Student Development of Written, Visual, and Oral Communication Skills Flater, Erin Poster
  Targeted Student Experiences in a Superconductivity Lab Frank, Nathan Poster
  Labs on Quantum and Classical Optics: Old and New Galvez, Enrique J. Poster
  Assessment and Upgrade of Upper Level Undergraduate Laboratory Instruction Gealy, Mark Poster
  Laboratory Development Efforts in a Physics for Biologists Course Geller, Benjamin Poster
  W62 - Using Igor Pro for data analysis in advanced and research laboratories Grossman, Carl Workshop
  A Course to Prepare Physics Students for the Research Laboratory Haase, David G. Poster
  W61 - Thorlabs' Teaching Spectroscopy Kit (SKDAV) Haskins, Jim Workshop
  Cat lapping: a fluid physics project for undergraduate students Hay, Dr. Katrina Poster
  Providing a research and scientific writing experience in the student lab Hoeling, Barbara Poster
  W11 - Single Photon Labs Hoeling, Barbara Workshop
  Lasers and Optics open-ended projects at Bethel University Hoyt, Chad Poster
  W14 - External cavity diode lasers and iodine spectroscopy Hoyt, Chad Workshop
  W34 - Doppler-Free Spectroscopy Hudek, Dean Workshop
  Test of Bell's inequality using entangled photons. Irons, Stephen H. Poster
  Kinder, gentler oral exams Ives, Joss Poster
  W00 - Using a Chaotic Pendulum to turn Sophomores into Experimentalists Johnston, Marty Workshop
  Lab homework in ALL courses! Johnston, Marty Invited Presentation
  W02 - Synchronization and Encryption with a Pair of Simple Chaotic Circuits Kiers, Ken Workshop
  Design and Characterization of an Optical Trap in the Advanced Lab Kozminski, Joseph Poster
  Developing Students' Scientific Communication Skills in the Advanced Lab Kozminski, Joseph Poster
  Bridging the gap between the teaching lab and the research lab Le, Yongkang Poster
  Using computer simulations to teach the Jarzynski equality Lerner, Michael Poster
  Creating Sustainable Change in Upper-Division Laboratory Courses at a Large Research University Lewandowski, Heather Poster
  W35 - Laser Cooling and Trapping for Advanced Teaching Laboratories Lewandowski, Heather Workshop
  Colorado Learning About Science Survey for Experimental Physics Lewandowski, Heather Invited Presentation
  W40 - Surface plasmons, atomically-smooth patterned gold, and bio-sensing Lindquist, Nathan Workshop
  Fiber Optics Module for a Physics of Medicine Program Lowe, Mary Poster
  Student Designed Experiments in Advanced Lab: A Carleton Experiment Luhman, Dwight Poster
  W52 - Open Frame Helium Neon Laser Malleck, Irwin Workshop
  W53 - Diode Pumped Solid State Laser Malleck, Irwin Workshop
  W54 - Glass Fibre Optics Malleck, Irwin Workshop
  Teaching optics with a focus on innovation Martin, Doug Invited Presentation
  W16 - Using Spatial Light Modulators to Teach Students Experimental Fourier Optics Martin, Doug Workshop
  The zen of learning laboratory physics through writing and the art of peer review Masters, Mark Poster
  W08 - Using Cypress Programmable System on a Chip as part of a electronic instrumentation course Masters, Mark Workshop
  Breakout session - Biology Labs McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Electronics Labs McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Methods Vs. Design McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Optics and Lasers McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Single Photon Experiments McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Sophomore Labs McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Statistical Mechanics Labs McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Writing in Labs McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Experimental Uncertainty McCann, Lowell Breakout Session
  The ALPhA Immersions Program - Assessment of the First Two Years McCann, Lowell I. Poster
  The ALPhA Immersion Program - Helping Bring BFY Ideas Back Home McCann, Lowell I. Invited Presentation
  Laboratories in the Paradigms in Physics Curriculum McIntyre, David Poster
  A Simple Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer for High-Resolution Spectroscopy Experiments Moses, Thomas Poster
  Measuring the quality factor of a resonator with a lock-in Newport, Jonathan Poster
  Longitudinal Modes in a HeNe Laser Pam, Rick Poster
  W29 - Brownian Motion: Measuring Avogadro's Constant for $70 Parks, Beth Workshop
  W12 - Temperature Dependent Lifetime Measurements of Fluorescence from a Phosphor Parks, Jim Workshop
  Predicting and Measuring the Resonant Frequency of a Microcantilever Perera, Thushara Poster
  W60 - Basic Gamma Spectroscopy with a NaI(Tl) Detector Peterson, Randy Workshop
  W39 - NSF Mock Panel: Reviewing Advanced Lab TUES Proposals Peterson, Richard Workshop
  W26 - A simple, inexpensive single molecule DNA microscope Price, Allen Workshop
  Using the Arduino in an Analog and Digital Electronics Course for Physics Majors Ramer, Everett Poster
  W05 - Arduino: PID-controlled thermostat Robinson, Sean Workshop
  Undergraduate Terahertz (THz) Exercises for Advanced Laboratory at Morehouse College Rockward, Willie S. Poster
  An Extreme Makeover of the Advanced Labs at Morehouse College Rockward, Willie S. Poster
  W19 - Simple Experimental setup for demonstrating Surface Plasmon Resonance Sanchez, Erik Workshop
  W30 - Microfluidics Fabrication Workshop Seale, Kevin Workshop
  What's missing from the traditional explanation of NMR experiments? Severn, Dr. Greg Poster
  Will a magnet fall freely in a superconducting tube? Severn, Dr. Greg Poster
  Study of electric dipole and higher multipole radiation via scattering from nanoparticles Sharma, Natthi L. Poster
  An Undergraduate Research Project Incorporating LabVIEW to Measure Temperature Dependent Lifetimes in a Phosphor Smith, R. Seth Poster
  W03 - Fundamentals of low-noise electrical measurements: Ground loops, interference, shielding, etc. Smith, Walter Workshop
  First semester sophomore physics: The advantages of waves & oscillations with semi-coordinated lab Smith, Walter F. Invited Presentation
  W27 - Chaotic fluid mixing and Hamiltonian phase space Solomon, Tom Workshop
  Overview of challenges and ALPhA's role Spalding, Gabe Invited Presentation
  The supersonic blowdown tunnel: a flexible apparatus for open-ended undergraduate research Stein, Keith Poster
  W22 - Fluid Diagnostics: Compressible Flow and Shock Waves in a Benchtop Blowdown Tunnel Stein, Keith Workshop
  Assessing student understanding in upper-division analog electronics courses* Stetzer, MacKenzie R. Poster
  W33 - Advanced Laboratories in Acoustics and Ultrasonics Stille, Dale Workshop
  Modern Physics Labs using Responsive Inquiry to Create Research Experiences Stottrup, Ben Poster
  A new method to investigate the side-axis spectrum of He-Ne laser Su, Weifeng Poster
  What carries the current in a metal?: A modern version of the Tolman-Stewart experiment Sullivan, Kelley D. Poster
  Amplifying Practical Knowledge in Physics Tagg, Randall Invited Presentation
  Neophytes Build a MOT Thompson, Bruce Poster
  W24 - Video Analysis with Tracker for Advanced Physics Labs Titus, Aaron Workshop
  Fission-Neutron ToF Spectroscopy : A Simplified Advanced Teaching Laboratory Torres-Isea, Ramon Poster
  W64 - Fourier and Wavelet Analysis Trout, Joe Workshop
  W65 - The Millikan Oil Drop Experiment Tyagi, Som Workshop
  W41 - Torsional Oscillator Van Baak, David Workshop
  W42 - Fourier Methods Van Baak, David Workshop
  W43 - Modern Interferometry Van Baak, David Workshop
  W44 - Noise Fundamentals Van Baak, David Workshop
  W45 - Pulsed/CW NMR Van Baak, David Workshop
  W46 - UltraSonics Van Baak, David Workshop
  W47 - Diode-Laser Spectroscopy Van Baak, David Workshop
  W48 - Two-Slit Interference Van Baak, David Workshop
  W49 - Quantum Analogs Van Baak, David Workshop
  W63 - Exploring atomic physics using X-ray fluorescence Vithayathil, Jose Workshop
  Real Time Wave Study Vogel, Ron Poster
  W09 - Introduction to FPGA's Vonk, Matthew Workshop
  W25 - FPGA Lab Exercise: Using Pulse Width Modulation to Study Analog-to-Digital Converter Properties While Building a Simply Music Player Wick, Kurt Workshop
  Initial work on Experimental Plasma Station for the undergraduate curriculum Williams, Jeremiah Poster
  W36 - A simple experiment to measure the electron temperature and plasma density using a Langmuir Probe Williams, Jeremiah Workshop
  Developing Professionalism in a Sophomore-level Experimental Physics Class Winkler, Linda Poster
  W32 - Diffusion in Microfluidic Structures Wonnell, Steve Workshop
  The Advanced Lab Sequence at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Wootters, Adrienne Poster
  W20 - Frontiers in Contemporary Physics Education: Gold Nanoparticle Photoabsorption & Quantization of Conductance Experiments Yarrison-Rice, Dr. Jan Workshop
  W15 - From Jones Matrices to Ellipsometry: Modeling and Measuring the Polarization of Light Zwickl, Ben Workshop
  A framework for adopting modeling in upper-division lectures and labs Zwickl, Benjamin Poster