2018 Student Research Symposium

MDSGC held its 2018 Student Research Symposium on Saturday, July 28th, at the Mt. Washington Conference Center in Baltimore, MD. The overall schedule was:

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and poster setup. (Continental breakfast provided.) Presenters should plan to arrive no later than 7:30 a.m.

8:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Talk session 1.

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Group photos.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Poster session. (Coffee and snacks provided.)

11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Talk session 2.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon and discussion.

Click here for directions to the Mt. Washington Conference Center.

Click here for presentation guidelines (PDF).

The full program follows, including links to presentation files (in PDF) where available. This page will be updated as final presentation versions are submitted.

Talk Session 1

8:00 a.m.
Introductory Remarks — Matt Collinge

8:05 a.m.
Studying the CGM through Quasar Absorption (PDF) — Elizabeth Fletcher and Elizabeth Apala

8:15 a.m.

8:25 a.m.

8:35 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

8:55 a.m.

9:05 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

9:25 a.m.
Experiential Learning in Automation and Robotics (PDF) — Juliette Abbonizio and CharnĂ© Folks

Poster Session

Dusty Plasma Lab: SPARK Circuit and Frequency Testing (PDF) — Marcus Bailey

Biobot (PDF) — Erik Bryson

Engineering Outreach through Summer Programs (PDF) — Crista Campbell

Why is the Sky Dark at Night? Olbers’ Paradox and its Resolutions (PDF) — Kayleigh Gallagher

Solar-System Bodies as Tests of New Physics (PDF) — Amelia Genus

CACTUS-1: Coordinated Applied Capitol Technology University Satellite (PDF) — George Giakoumakis

Black Hole Firewalls and the Information Paradox (PDF) — Carson Goettlicher

Exotic Spacetime Topology as an Alternative to Dark Matter and Energy (PDF) — Greg Kuri

Far-Red Light Photoacclimation (FaRLiP) at the Dry Limit of Life (PDF) — Bayleigh Murray

Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor — Andre Nottingham II

The Metallicity Gradient of the Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxy Population — Karl Osterbauer

Classroom Simulation of Gravitational Waves from Orbiting Binaries (PDF) — Jon Perry

Spacecraft Flight Deck Simulator: Neutral Buoyancy Docking Simulation (PDF) — Corey Vernon

Station Observation & Locating Optimizer (PDF) — Ahmed Woodson

Talk Session 2

11:00 a.m.
Welcome Back — Matt Collinge

11:05 a.m.

11:20 a.m.
Much Dark, Very Dust (PDF) — Jessica Gillcrist and Maegan Jennings

11:30 a.m.

11:40 a.m.

11:50 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

12:10 p.m.

12:20 p.m.
Air Quality (PDF) — T.J. Krauel

12:30 p.m.

12:40 p.m.
Utilizing the MADe Modeling Tool (PDF) — Youngjo Lim and Tony Odita