2014 Physics Internships at Wesleyan

2014 Physics Internships at Wesleyan

2014 Physics Internships at Wesleyan

Photo,lefttoright: Andrew Cvetnick, Dr. Reynolds, Miranda Andrews, Dr. Popson, Andrew Tiffin, Dr. DeLaney, Jacob Coleman, Dr. Wiest 
 
Jacob Coleman worked with Dr. DeLaney to construct a payload to measure the radiation levels in Earth's upper atmosphere using a weather balloon to provide the necessary altitude. Jacob's stipend was paid by the NASA-WV Space Grant Consortium.
MattStadelman  and  Pavle Milicevic  worked with Dr. DeLaney to process data from the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A as received from the Karl F. Jansky Very Large Array radio telescope in Socorro, N.M. This supernova remnant is the brightest radio source in the sky. Matt used the computer program Python to produce the first image of Cassiopeia A that has ever been made using radio frequencies in the S band. Pavle compared new data from the Very Large Array with data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to gain new insights into the supernova's explosion and he mapped the three-dimensional structure of the supernova remnant. Funding for both students came from Dr. DeLaney's NASA grant. 
AndrewTiffin  worked with Dr. DeLaney on a project the use remote electronic sensors to measure concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's upper atmosphere. Dr. Dimitris Vassiliadis at WVU and Dr. Steven Hard at NASA-IV&V provided additional technical support. Andrew's stipend was paid by the NASA-WV Space Grant Consortium.

Andrew Cvetnick worked with Dr. Wiest to build a hypersonic blow-down wind tunnel. The high wind velocity is produced by a sudden release of compressed air. Andrew's stipend was provided by the NASA-WV Space Grant Consortium.

Miranda Andrews worked with Dr. DeLaney on a community outreach project to develop new shows for our planetarium. For the past two years, Miranda has assisted Dr. DeLaney's public planetarium shows, which are offered at 8:00 pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Miranda's stipend was paid by the NASA-WV Space Grant Consortium.

 

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