2015 BFY II Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below were presented at the 2015 BFY II Conference. You may use the column headers to sort the list.

  Name Primary Contact Type
  Breakout session - BFY Labs on Electronics Labs Matt Vonk Breakout Session
  Breakout session - BFY Labs on Optics/Lasers Labs Lowell McCann Breakout Session
  Breakout session - BFY Labs on Quantum Optics/photon-based Quantum Mechanics Labs Mark Beck Breakout Session
  Breakout session - BFY Labs on Statistical Physics/Thermodynamics/Soft Matter Labs Jeremiah Williams Breakout Session
  Breakout session - BFY labs on Condensed Matter/materials/nano John Essik Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Bio-related BFY Labs in Physics Suzanne Amador Kane Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Communicating Experimental Results Erin Flater Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Developing Student Experimental Skills Friday Session Natasha Holmes Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Developing Student Experimental Skills Thursday Session Yongkang Le Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Instruction in Writing and Revision in the Advanced Lab Mark Masters Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Laboratory Assessment Beyond the First Year Ben Zwickl Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Labs on a Limited Budget Friday Session Lowell McCann Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Labs on a Limited Budget Thursday Session Joss Ives Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Mentoring Projects Yongkang Le Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Resources/ideas for New Advanced Laboratory Instructors Melissa Eblen-Zayas Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Teaching Modern Physics / Sophomore-physics Lab Erin Flater Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Teaching Uncertainty and Statistical Analysis Friday Session Joss Ives Breakout Session
  Breakout session - Teaching Uncertainty and Statistical Analysis Thursday Session Natasha Holmes Breakout Session
  A Sabbatical "Immersion" to Rebuild Advanced Labs Anne Cox Invited Presentation
  Breaking the Myth of the "Non-Traditional" Physicist: Preparing Physics Graduates for the Real World of Employment Crystal Bailey Invited Presentation
  External Support for Advanced Labs Dick Peterson Invited Presentation
  Flipping the Prelab to Optimize Student Preparedness and Lab Time Suzanne Amador Kane Invited Presentation
  Implementing the AAPT Recommendations for the Undergraduate Physics Lab Ben Zwickl Invited Presentation
  Open Labs for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Physics Duncan L Carlsmith Invited Presentation
  PIRA Demo Show Dale Stille Invited Presentation
  The Laboratory Report as a Rhetorical Act Cary Moskovitz Invited Presentation
  Thinking of laboratory experiences as mentoring opportunities Chandra Turpen Invited Presentation
  Visually Communicating Scientific Concepts, Data, and Results Kelly Martin Invited Presentation
  (Practice makes perfect) Speed of Light measurement using the Foucault Method. Dr. Elena Gregg Poster
  A Differential Thermal Analysis Apparatus for Exploring the Glass Transition William R. Heffner Poster
  A Grading Rubric for Intermediate Laboratory Courses in Physics Jeffrey J. Sudol Poster
  A Peer Review of Writing Workshop in the Advanced Lab Dr. Melanie Lott Poster
  A powerful spectrograph based upon a low cost spectrograph Timothy Grove Poster
  An Arduino-based alternative to the traditional electronics laboratory Rodney Yoder Poster
  An Experiment Revealing some Characteristics of Diatomic Molecules by Spectral Analysis of Laser Induced Fluorescence of Iodine Burcin Bayram Poster
  An Optics Laboratory Module on Image Formation, Aberrations and Lens Design Robert D. Polak Poster
  An open-ended advanced lab on transverse normal modes of vertically hanging chains Paul Voytas Poster
  Assessing modeling behaviors in the lab Natasha Holmes Poster
  Building a Pedagogically Sound Second-Year Physics Course in a Newly Revived STEM Program Matthew Civiletti Poster
  Calibrating an Electromagnetic Calorimeter for High Energy Physics Experiments Brett Fadem Poster
  Comparing electronic and traditional lab notebooks in the advanced lab Melissa Eblen-Zayas Poster
  Correlating students' beliefs about experimental physics with laboratory course success Bethany Wilcox Poster
  Demonstrating Interference with Single Photons R. Seth Smith Poster
  Developing a new laboratory course to prepare students for graduate research in astrophysics Christine Lindstrøm Poster
  Effectiveness of flipped classroom techniques in an advanced laboratory physics course Sean P. Robinson Poster
  Electron Spin Resonance: An experiment for perceiving Quantum Physics Intuition Ratnakar Palai Poster
  Electron’s Charge-to-Mass Ratio Experiment: Students Laser-Focused on Perfection. Dr. Elena Gregg Poster
  Engaging Students in Scientific Practices in an Electronics Course Heather Lewandowski Poster
  Experimental Plasma Station for the Undergraduate Curriculum Jeremiah Williams Poster
  Exploring the Rotating Reference Frame in NMR - An Easy Extension of an Experiment You May Already Have David B Pengra Poster
  Flipping (and Scrambling) the Introductory Electronics Course Eric Ayars Poster
  Incorporating Research Ethics into Advanced Labs Curriculum Kirstin Purdy Drew Poster
  Integrating Commercial Solar Panels in the Physics Curriculum Nicole Ackerman Poster
  Investigating student understanding of operational-amplifier circuits* MacKenzie R. Stetzer Poster
  Investigation of the Bragg-Snell Law in Photonic Crystals Shabbir M Mian Poster
  LCphysX: Teaching undergraduate physics majors in upper-level laboratory courses multi-media science communication skills for public outreach Shannon O'Leary Poster
  Laboratory on Medical Physics Yongkang Le Poster
  Low-cost coincidence counting apparatus for single photon investigations Mark Masters Poster
  Low-cost optical manipulation using hanging droplets of PDMS Craig McDonald Poster
  Maximum Likelihood is Least Squares (and not just for Gaussian random variables) Robert DeSerio Poster
  Measuring Nano-particle Fluorescence in Caramelized Sugar Glass William R. Heffner Poster
  Nonlinear Dynamics on the Cheap in the Junior Laboratory Richard J Krantz Poster
  P52 Putting some Nuclear Physics into a Rutherford Backscattering Experiment Randolph S. Peterson Poster
  Results for a Cheap Off-the-shelf Duffing’s Oscillator: Or how to make a meaningful laboratory from nothing Richard J Krantz Poster
  Sequential Introduction of Data Analysis Methods in the Modern Lab Timothy Roach Poster
  Stabilization of an NMR elctromagnet at low cost Jose Vithayathil Poster
  Stellar Photometry in the physics lab room Shawn Langan Poster
  Students' Ownership of Projects in the Upper-Division Instructional Physics Laboratory Setting Jacob Stanley Poster
  Study of Acoustics in Classrooms Dr Ramalingam P. Poster
  Teaching about the Gamma Camera and Ultrasound Imaging Mary Lowe Poster
  Technical Competencies - A Versatile Framework for Learning Practical Knowledge Randall Tagg Poster
  Tethered Particle Motion Experiments as a Gateway to Biophysics Research Obinna A. Ukogu Poster
  The Path to Fourier Analysis through Intuition Building Jenny Magnes Poster
  The Role of Metacognition in Troubleshooting: An Example From Electronics Kevin L. Van De Bogart Poster
  The Thermographic Phospor Labkit Steve Allison Poster
  Troubleshooting in an Electronics Course and the Experimental Modeling Framework Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer Poster
  Undergraduate Advanced Laboratory Studies on Supersonic Nozzle Flow Keith Stein Poster
  Using Tethered Particle Motion Experiments in Statistical Mechanics or Biophysics Labs Adam D. Smith Poster
  Using a Tube of Water to Screen Electric Fields: An Experimental Investigation of the Transition from Conductive to Dielectric Screening Jake Bobowski Poster
  Vibrational and Rotational Spectra of Diatomic Molecules: Two Experiments in an Advanced Laboratory Course of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy Mario Freamat Poster
  Witnessing Entanglement Mark Beck Poster
  W01 - Real-time 2D heat flow data as an introduction to what Arduinos can do in your lab Eric Ayars Workshop
  W02 - Nanoparticle Scattering of Polarized Light Ernie Behringer Workshop
  W03 - Using split-ring resonators to measure the electromagnetic properties of materials: An experiment for senior physics undergraduates Jake Bobowski Workshop
  W04 - An Introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy Nancy Burnham Workshop
  W05 - Make your own DNA or microtubule AFM samples Ashley Carter Workshop
  W06 - Multidirectional Invisibility with Rays of Light - a “Rochester Cloak” Joseph Choi Workshop
  W08 - Chaotic pendulum: the complete attractor Bob DeSerio Workshop
  W09 - Paschen’s Law Experiment Arturo Dominguez Workshop
  W10 - Parametric Down Conversion Demo for Public and Undergraduate Use Emily Edwards Workshop
  W11 - Electrostatic Dust Trap Emily Edwards Workshop
  W12 - Quantized Conductance: A Contemporary Physics Experiment on the Wave-Particle Duality of Electrons Khalid Eid Workshop
  W13 - Low-Cost Capacitance Profiling of a Semiconductor John Essick Workshop
  W14 - Shoebox Spectrographs (Low-Cost Light and Spectroscopy Experiments) Timothy Grove Workshop
  W15 - An erbium-doped femtosecond fiber laser for the undergraduate laboratory Chad Hoyt Workshop
  W16 - Developing Scientific Writing Skills through Participation in JAUPLI Joe Kozminski Workshop
  W17 - Medical Imaging: Teaching about the Gamma Camera and Ultrasound Imaging Mary Lowe Workshop
  W18 - Using PSoCs in the Advanced Laboratory Mark Masters Workshop
  W19 - Using an LED as a Low-Efficiency Single Photon Avalanche Diode Lowell McCann Workshop
  W20 - Rethinking Lab Writing Assignments Cary Moskovitz Workshop
  W21 - Brownian Motion: Measuring Avogadro’s Constant for $70 Beth Parks Workshop
  W22 - Compton Scattering of Cs-137 Gamma Rays Jim Parks Workshop
  W23 - Python Instrument Control System: Pythics Everett Ramer Workshop
  W25 - Fundamentals of low-noise electrical measurements: Ground loops, interference, shielding, etc. Walter Smith Workshop
  W26 - Stellar Photometry and Spectroscopy in the physics lab room Shawn Langan Workshop
  W27 - Engaging in the Advanced Lab with Interactive Videos Keith Stein Workshop
  W28 - On-demand modular learning of practical knowledge Randy Tagg Workshop
  W29 - Introduction to FPGAs Matt Vonk Workshop
  W30 - FPGA in the Advanced Lab Kurt Wick Workshop
  W31 - Diffusion in Microfluidic Structures Steve Wonnell Workshop
  W32 - Torsional Oscillator, Noise, and a Spectrum Analyzer – What can Fourier Analysis reveal when you drive the system with noise? Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W33 - Fourier Methods Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W34 - Noise Fundamentals, JN– Using Johnson-noise to measure the Boltzmann Constant Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W35 - Noise Fundamentals, SN – Using Shot Noise to find “e” the Charge on the Electron Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W36 - Pulsed/CW NMR – Using Spin Echoes to find Spin-Spin Relaxation Times Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W37 - Pulsed/CW NMR – One-Dimensional Imaging, a glimpse of MRI physics Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W38 - Diode-Laser Spectroscopy Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W39 - Quantum Analogs Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W40 - Optical Pumping Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W41 - Magnetic Torque Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W42 - Foundational Magnetic Susceptibility Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W43 - Direct and Lock-In Measurements of Faraday Rotation Barbara Wolff-Reichert Workshop
  W44 - Micro-ESR as a Laboratory Teaching Tool Christine Hofstetter Workshop
  W45 - Laser Cooling and Trapping for Advanced Teaching Laboratories Thaddeus Baringer Workshop
  W46 - Optics and Photonics Lab Equipment Stephan Briggs Workshop
  W47 - Electrometer measurements of material properties Alan Wadsworth Workshop
  W48 - X-ray Physics – Three discrete experiments with the X-ray machine Dr. Werner Bietsch Workshop
  W49 - Diode pumped Nd:YAG Laser with Frequency Doubling Dr. Werner Bietsch Workshop
  W50 - How to Make Thermodynamics Relevant Ann Hanks Workshop
  W51 - VersaLab: a measurement cryostat and teaching curriculum for advanced labs Neil Dilley Workshop
  W52 - van der Pauw resistivity measurements on wafers, characterizing low resistance materials, and semiconductor characterization James Niemann Workshop
  W53 - Measurement and Experimentation with MATLAB Todd Atkins Workshop
  W54 - SQUID measurements of the AC Josephson Effect, Microwave-Induced (Shapiro) Steps at 77K, and h/e Robin Cantor Workshop
  W55 - Basic Gamma Spectroscopy with a NaI(Tl) Detector Roger Stevens Workshop