WoPHY09: Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln brought together outstanding undergraduate researchers in Physics for a three-day conference, from Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st, 2009. This conference was targeted to showcase the research of female undergraduate physics students. Over 70 female students were in attendance at the conference including four from Western Kentucky University.
Sarah Huey gave a presentation entitled “Adsorption of Alcohols on Allotropes of Carbon”. Sarah has been working with Dr. Kintzel who also attended the conference. Schuyler Wolff presented her research project directed by Dr. Strolger entitled “The Origins of Type Ia Supernovae from Rates in the Local Universe”. Also in attendance at the conference from WKU were Mayme Van Meveren and Sarah Brown.
The WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to have been represented so well by these young ladies who attended the conference.
A group photo of attendees taken on the last day of the conference is shown in the picture below. Mayme is on the front row second from the right hand side and Schuyler is up near the rear left corner. Click on the photo for a larger view.