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Life after CBU

This page is designed to showcase some of the wonderful projects our majors have been involved in recently, both while at CBU and after graduation. If you would like to discuss your professional and career options as a Physics student, please do not hesitate to approach a Faculty member!

  • Nathan Melton (Physics, 2010) earned a Master's degree in physics from the University of Memphis when he successfully defended his thesis in July, 2012. His thesis is entiteld "Optical Detection of Surface Damage of RV 655 Using a Laser Speckle Contrast Technique-A Feasibility Study". Nathan will begin working in August on a Ph.D. in materials science at the University of California, Merced. Congratulations, Nathan!
  • Brent Holmes (Physics & Mathematics, 2013) gave a presentation at the Society of Physics Students Zone 10 meeting at Henderson State University (Arkansas) on March 10, 2012. Brent discussed the work he performed during his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Montana State University.
  • Thomas Schill (Physics & Mathematics, 2012) has been selected to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech University in the summer of 2011. This year's program focuses on mathematical modeling of mammalian iron metabolism. The REU is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
  • Teaire Charmichael (Natural Science, 2012) has been accepted to the Clinical Nurse Leader (Nurse Practitioner) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science.
  • Teaire Charmichael (Natural Science, 2012) received a Best Presentation Award for her research presentation at the annual meeting of the Western Division of the Tennessee Academcy of Science held at LeMoyne-Owen College on March 31, 2012.
  • Brent Holmes (Physics & Mathematics, 2013) has been selected to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Montana State University in the summer of 2011. Brent will be working in the area of solar physics. The REU is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
  • Jennifer Hiltonsmith (Natural Science 2011) has been accepted into the M.S. program in Biology at the University of Southern Maine.
  • Kaylea Brewer (Natural Science 2011) has been accepted into the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.  
  • Nathan Melton (Physics, 2010) graduated in May, 2010, with a B.S. degree in physics from CBU. His senior research project, entitled Supercapacitors and Mittag-Leffler Functions, involved modeling the charge leakage of thin-film capacitors using fractional calculus. Dr. Ted Clarke assisted Nathan with his project.
  • Huong Tran (Natural Science 2010) has been accepted into the Master's-level Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis.
  • Jessica Wooster (Natural Science 2010) has been accepted into the Doctorate of Pharmacy program at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis.
  • Matt Morgan (Physics, 2007) earned his Master's degree in physics from the University of Memphis. He defended his thesis involving the application of fractional calculus to coupled potential energy wells in the summer of 2009.
  • Matt Morgan (Physics, 2007) graduated from CBU with an Honors Program Diploma. To earn this distinction, Matt completed six Honors Program courses and had an overall GPA of 3.2 or above.
  • Matt Morgan (Physics, 2007) presented his senior research project, entitled Using Quantum Oscillators and Perturbation Theory to Estimate the Van der Waals Force, at the CBU Student Research Poster Session on April 17, 2007. Dr. John Varriano assisted Matt with the project. Matt came up with the idea for the project after taking a course in quantum mechanics wit Dr. Varriano.
  • Matt Morgan (Physics, 2007) and Austin King (Natural Science with Physics Concentration, 2006) were inducted into the CBU chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, on September 5, 2006. Membership in SPS represents the demonstration of an interest in physics, high scholarship in physics and other subjects, a high level of service to the local Society of Physics Students (SPS) organization, and the potential to contribute to the advancement of science in future work.
  • Dory Sellers (Natural Science 2007) was accepted to the D.D.S. program at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry, Memphis.
  • Angela Papachrostou (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the doctorate program in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.
  • Gloria Bird (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the nursing program at Union University.
  • Katie Finch (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the nursing program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.
  • Erin Green (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the occupational therapy program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.
  • Susan Mohan (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the nursing program at Georgetown University.
  • Chemetra Patrick (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the physical therapy program program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
  • Heather Perry (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the nursing program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.
  • Kyle Markway (Natural Science, 2007) was accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.

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