SC State Physics Faculty Member and Students Attend and Present at the Quadrennial Physics Conference, November 8-10, 2012


Dr. Daniel Smith, Jr., Professor of Physics, accompanied six SC State physics majors to the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress held in Orlando, Florida, November 8-10. The conference was sponsored by the national organization The Society of Physics Students or SPS. The Physics Congress, which is held every four years, brought together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members and researchers from the United States and around the world.

The SC State students included seniors De'Angelo Dinkins and Charles Kurgatt as well as Johnae Eleby, Sampanna Pokhrel, Myles McKay and Yam Pariyar. They participated in a variety of activities including talks, lab tours, meetings with scientists and networking with fellow physics majors.

Three of the SC State undergraduates gave poster presentations on research they conducted during summer internships. Kurgatt's work was entitled "A Study of Spectroscopic Variability of Select RV Tauri and Semiregular Stars". Eleby presented "Phase Analysis of RV Tarui and Semi-regular Variables", while McKay's work covered "The Light Curve Classification of TT Oph and UZ Oph".


Charles with poster
Johnae poster

Charles Kurgatt at his poster.

Johnae Eleby presents her results.

Myles poster
group photo

Myles McKay and his summer internship project.

SC State physics majors (left to right) Yam Pariyar,
Sampanna Pokhrel and De’Angelo Dinkins









Physics majors relaxing at dinner during the Physics Congress