Entries tagged with ‘physics’

Faculty Spotlight: Darsa Donelan

Darsa Donelan (Physics) has received a $394.25 grant from the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers for the project, “Gustavus Radio JOVE.”

Faculty Spotlight: Darsa Donelan

Darsa Donelan has been awarded the Doc Brown Futures Award, recognizing early-career members who demonstrate excellence in their contributions to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), physics education, and who exhibit the potential to serve in an AAPT leadership role. The award will be presented at the AAPT January 2023 meeting.

Darsa Donelan, 2022 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Winner

Darsa Donelan (Physics) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching. The award honors the memory of two Gustavus students and members of the Student Senate, Greg Swenson and Holly Bunn, who were killed in a car accident in 1989. Presented each year at Honors Day, this is the only […]

Faculty Spotlight: Darsa Donelan

Darsa Donelan (Physics), with support from departmental colleagues and physics students, won a $1,000 Women in Physics Group grant from the American Physical Society that will be used to support programming at Gustavus.

Chuck Niederriter and Tom Huber (Physics)

Chuck Niederriter and Tom Huber were interviewed about the Gustavus pennant that accompanied NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Stories ran on WCCO Radio and in the Saint Peter Herald.

Tom Huber (Physics)

Tom Huber, Ian McKeag ’17, and William Riihiluoma ’17 presented a paper on ultrasound distributions at the June 2017 Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Boston, MA. Huber, with colleagues from Rhodes College, presented a paper on optical imaging of ultrasonic waves passing through a human heel bone at the June 2017 Acoustical Society of […]

Chuck Niederriter (Physics)

Chuck Niederriter presented a report on the InTeGrate program at Gustavus at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Cincinnati on July 24. The paper, titled “Climate Science Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum at Gustavus Adolphus College”, was co-authored by Julie Bartley (Geology), Thomas Huber (Physics), James Dontje (Johnson Center), and […]

Steve Mellema (Physics)

Steve Mellema ’72 is spending seven months as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang. While there he is teaming with other faculty members at the USM School of Physics to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of two active-learning strategies for their introductory Electricity and Magnetism course.

Tom Huber (Physics)

Tom Huber, Nathan Huber ’17, and Matthew Huber (Rhodes College) are co-authors on the paper “Optical imaging of propagating Mach cones in water using refracto-vibrometry” in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. They developed a method for obtaining videos showing the formation and propagation of Mach cones in […]

Paul Saulnier, 2006 Carlson Award Winner, Physics Department

Paul Saulnier Choosing the Carlson winner is a difficult task, because there are many worthy teachers at Gustavus. However, there 1s no doubt that this year’s winner is a deserving one, regarded as exceptionally skilled and exceptionally effective by students and col leagues alike. Here are some comments from students: “A wonderful teacher.” “An excellent […]