Springfield, Ohio – Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant received through the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program in September 2009, Wittenberg University Assistant Professor of Physics Jeremiah Williams is introducing more and more students to plasma physics using a cutting-edge diagnostic system that allows for unique research opportunities. The $264,699 MRI grant allowed [...]
Cassie Childs, class of 2010 from Pickerington, Ohio, needed to fulfill a research requirement as well as earn credits of directed research as a biology major and marine science minor. She did both at Wittenberg, supplementing her studies on campus with a field study experience in the Bahamas and multiple opportunities to make presentations, including one [...]
Springfield, Ohio – It isn’t enough for Wittenberg University students to simply read history books, write papers or conduct research. Professor of History Thomas Taylor recently added an innovative oral history project to one his courses this semester, giving students the opportunity to interview members of Springfield’s Christ Episcopal Church as part of the congregation’s [...]
Springfield, Ohio – A lifelong interest in medieval times and the lives of aristocratic families in Western Europe, has led Wittenberg University Professor of History Amy Livingstone to write an innovative new book Out of Love for My Kin: Aristocratic Family Life in the Lands of the Loire, 1000-1200. Recently published by Cornell University Press, [...]
Springfield, Ohio – Elizabeth McGuire, class of 2010 from Springfield, Ohio, needed to complete a directed research project for her minor in marine science and was unable to afford the time or the expense of a trip to the Duke Marine Lab semester or the Bahamas summer field study. To make it possible for McGuire [...]
Elizabeth McGuire, class of 2010 from Springfield, Ohio, will present research she conducted with Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair Jim Welch on March 11, at the Benthic Ecology Meeting at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, N.C. Titled “Fiddler Crab Larval Settlement at Ward’s Creek in Beaufort, N.C.,” the research examined whether the three species of fiddler crab that live in North Carolina estuaries settle selectively into their adult habitats or if they settle randomly, and only those which settle in the ‘right’ habitats survive. Using a molecular technique to identify the larvae to species, she found that although all three species of fiddler crab larvae are delivered to Ward’s Creek, only one species settles; it is the one species that is there as adults, indicating that these larvae are settling selectively, not randomly.
Michael Zaleha, associate professor of geology, presented a poster at the Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Sciences, hosted by Wittenberg, titled, “Cave exploration using electrical resistivity ground imaging (ERGI).” The poster was coauthored by John Ritter, professor of geology, and students Dan McElwain ’10, Kelly Shaw ’11 and SCE student Heidi Tlachac.
Kristin Cline, associate professor of chemistry, attended the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, March 9, where she discussed “Electrochemical Investigation of Aryl Diazonium Ion Reduction at Glassy Carbon Electrodes” based on her research with Rachel Saylor ’10 and Lauren Baxter ’09, the latter of whom also presented a poster.
Based on collaborative work with Eric Stahlberg, director of computational science, Steven Bogaerts, assistant professor of computer science, presented “Integrating Accelerated Computing into the Undergraduate Computer Science Curriculum” at the Symposium on Challenges, Solutions, and Visions for the Future of Computer Science Education. Bogaerts was also an invited panel member at the Computing and Mathematics Across the Sciences workshop at Denison University.
Michael Anes, assistant professor of psychology, has published an article with Lindsey Short ’08 titled “Adult-like competence in perceptual encoding of facial configuration by the right hemisphere emerges after 10 years of age” in Perception. He also attended the ninth annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, where he presented a poster titled “Are Local Features in Faces Really Local” with Nicholas Del Grosso ’10 and Darcy Dubuc ’12.