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