John U. Free Seminar Series

The Physics and Engineering Department is proud to sponsor this very highly anticipated seminar series for a third time. This series encourages collaboration and information sharing between departments, students, and alumni and promotes an atmosphere that supports undergraduate research.
The John U. Free Physics and Engineering Seminar Series is held on Friday afternoons in the Spring Semester from 4:30-5:30pm in Shrader Lecture Hall. Presentations are open to all faculty, students, alumni, and interested members of the public.

To view topics and watch videos from the 2013 and 2014 presentations, please visit the Seminar Archives.

Spring 2015 John U. Free Physics and Engineering Seminar Series

Dates     Presenters Topics and Abstracts (PDF)

Jan. 30

    Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely
Summary of Undergraduate Research (2012-2014) at ENC on Earthquake Monitoring and Predictions

Feb.  6     Invited Speaker - Dr. Douglas B. Kitchen ('82)
    Albany Molecular
    Research Incorporation
Computational Chemistry and Structural Biology in Drug Discover Research

Feb. 13     Dr. Jill Macko
Vapor-Processed Organic Photovoltaics: Towards Efficient Solar Energy Conversion from Any Surface

Feb. 20
    Invited Speaker - Dr. Peter Macko
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Harvard University
A Persistent, Mutable Representation for Graphs

Feb. 27
    Christopher Preble (15)
    Anthony Berroa (15)
7 Ban Equalizer Design
Bat Speed Detecting Home Plate

Mar.  6     Betsy James (15)

    Gregory Parenteau (15) 

The Sound of a Mother's Heart

Wireless Mouse Design Based on an Energy Coil System


Mar. 27

    Invited Speaker - Dr. Jonathan Mboyo Esole
    Department of Mathematics
    Harvard University

Geometry of elliptic fibrations as seen from the point of view of String Theory   
Apr. 10     Daniel Burley (15)
    Christopher White (15)
    Dinesh Manandhar (15)
Multipath Detection and Mitigation
Radio Detection Ranging (RaDAR) Identification System

Solar Device Charging Case

Apr. 17
    Charles Holt (15)
    John Hughes (15)
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality for 3D Gaming
GPS Data and Potential Correlation with Seismic Activities

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