Physics majors Lauren Hagy ’23 and Olivia Magneson ’24 participated in the virtual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 22–24. The event, supported in part by the National Science Foundation, enables women in physics to experience a professional conference, learn about career opportunities in physics, and hear from experts in the field.
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Michelle Barraclough, adjunct professor of music, and students MacKenzie Kyzer ’21 and Alydia Marangoni ’22 published “Flute Tools in the Age of COVID-19 Examining Practicality” in the December issue of The Flute Examiner. The students, part of Barraclough’s fall Flute Pedagogy class, discussed the practicality of various devices used on the flute to aid in COVID-19 protection in the article.
Dr. Ann Berger-Knorr, associate professor of education, published “Keystone to Reading Book Awards Meet STEM,” at the Pennsylvania Read: Journal of the Keystone State Literary Association with Hannah Booth ’20, Sierra Painter ’20, Samantha Ritchie ’20, and Lauren Sigmon ’20.
Dr. Lou Manza, chair and professor of psychology, presented two sessions with students and alumni at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Boston, Mass. In the first, he presented with Ashley Doty ’21, Shelby Anderson ’22, Gina Ebersole ’20, and Sydney Petrasic ’22. In the second, Dr. Manza presented with Rebecca McIlhenny ’20, Molly Gavin ’20, Misty Snyder ’20, Bailey Harper ’22, and Mallory Anderson ’23.
Two teams in Business 376 were ranked in the Global Top 100 for the week. “Beyond Imagery,” comprised of Jacob Beard, Madison Donahue, and Joe Qiao, ranked #45 of 3,153 teams from 144 institutions participating in the world-wide business simulation. They were ranked in the “Return on Average Equity” category. “Comfort Tech,” comprised of Sally Cho, Evan Fedorowicz, and Dustin Fisher, ranked #85 in the same category, though in a different week competing against 5,054 team from 258 institutions.
Dr. Philip Benesch, chair of social sciences and associate professor of political science, announced that LVC students had a 100% success rate on the University of London law modules completed this summer. Five students—Samantha Paradise ’23 (psychology), Allison Jedrzejek ’22 (business administration), Ariana Genna ’22 (political science), Noah Tapp ’21 (political science), and Kaitlyn Reed ’21 (political science)— remotely completed the Legal System and Method 4 module. Jedrzejek, Genna, Tapp, and Reed also completed the Public Law module. This success will help these students accelerate their LVC graduation by transferring back credits for each module.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak ’08, assistant professor of physics, co-published “Origins of a single transverse-spin asymmetries in high-energy collisions” in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D. Pitonyak co-wrote the paper with Justin Cammarota ’19 (physics and mathematics), Joshua Miller ’21 (physics and mathematics), and collaborators from Penn State Berks, UCLA, Jefferson Lab, and Old Dominion University. The work was partially supported by a LVC Arnold Student-Faculty Research Grant and Pitonyak’s recent National Science Foundation Grant.
Joshua Miller ’21, physics and mathematics, presented “AI for Uncertainty Quantification in QCD Analysis” on July 31. The presentation evolved from his research conducted as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. During his summer 2020 internship, Miller worked with physicists from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va.
The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced that Bridget Finn ’21, exercise science, was named to the MAC COVID-19 advisory group. Finn was the only student selected to the 14-member group that will provide recommendations to the MAC presidents and athletic directors based on local and national guidance.
Finn, a member of the LVC women’s soccer team, is president of the MAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a member of the NCAA Division III SAAC.