The PAARE Summer 2008 Internship Program
May 21 - July 25, 2008
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
A total of three students participated this summer, all as Tier 1 students. The three SCSU students, Graham Davis, Joshua Davis and Patrick Durant, participated as Tier 1 students at SCSU.
Graham and Joshua worked under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Cash examining various techniques to apply to fitting light curves to RV Tauri stars. Their work resulted in a student poster at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach, CA, in January 2009.
Davis, Joshua and Davis, G, "Methods of Period Determination in RV Tauri Stars", (2009). , American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #434.09 Collection: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41, p.304 Bibliography: 2009AAS...21343409D
Patrick worked under the guidance of Dr. Donald Walter. He examined spectra of RV Tauri stars obtained over several years by Dr. Steve Howell and collaborators using the Coude Feed Telescope at KPNO. Patrick’s work was presented in Nashville, TN, in February 2009, at the joint meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists.
February 11-15, 2009, National Society of Black Physicists Conference, Nashville, TN Patrick Durant, 'Analysis of Emission Lines in Select RV Tauri Stars'.