Monday, April 20, 2015
In April, four Siena senior Physics majors presented their research at the April American Physical Society (APS) meeting in Baltimore, MD. The meeting showcases the latest research in nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and instrumentation development. The topics the students presented were quite diverse! Jess Muenkel presented ``CMS Made Simple: A ROOT-less workflow for educating undergraduates about CMS data analysis". John Gilbert presented ``Incorporation of Advanced Laboratory Equipment into Introductory Physics Labs". Ron Rera presented ``Monte Carlo studies of the CoGeNT detector". Kelly Nealon presented ``Developing a Webcam-Based Data Logger to Analyze Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber". In addition, they were able to hear talks about dark matter research, the Large Hadron Collider, and how to get a job as a physicist.