Research

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Research

Physics

“...this experience will benefit me while I am applying to graduate schools”

Karl Ahrendsen, Class of 2014

Hometown: Clarion, Iowa
Majors: Physics and Computer Science/Mathematics
Research title: “Monte Carlo Simulations for the Proposed Hyper-Kamiokande Neutrino Detector”

“The work that I completed as part of my summer research experience at Duke University could be used to help determine the precise dimensions of a multi-million dollar device to be constructed in Japan for nuclear research. Having this experience will benefit me while I am applying to graduate schools because it proves that I am capable of doing research.”

“...helped introduce me to the broad range of knowledge and skills I would need in graduate school”

Keith Foreman, Class of 2010

Keith Foreman

Hometown: Logan, Iowa
Major: Physics
Research title: “Study of Octadecanethiol Self Assembled Monolayers on Gallium Arsenide”

“My participation with this project was my first experience in a scientific research setting.  This project really helped introduce me to the broad range of knowledge and skills I would need in graduate school.  Out of necessity, a physicist needs to be well versed in many fields outside of what a layperson considers physics.  Chemistry, surface science, and engineering are just some of the fields a physicist needs to be familiar with, and this research project incorporated all of them.  However, this project also taught me valuable skills that are needed by any researcher, not a just physicist.”