April 9 symposium features work of physics undergraduate researchers in Developing Scholars Program

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MANHATTAN — Participants in a Kansas State University undergraduate research program that provides opportunities for highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds to participate in research projects with a faculty mentor will showcase their work at the 17th annual Developing Scholars Program Research Poster Symposium.

The event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The program will include presentations by three students who presented their research at the recent Undergraduate Research Day at the state Capitol in Topeka and from the 2017 recipient of the University Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research.

Developing Scholars Program students receive academic, social and financial support while participating in the discovery and creation of new knowledge at Kansas State University. The program is offered through university's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.

The following physics students will present their research at the Developing Scholars Symposium. Included are names of Kansas State University faculty who served as mentors:

From Dodge City: Isaiah Solorzano, sophomore in statistics and data science and mathematics, "Photonic Crystal Fiber Microcell Connectorization," with Brian Washburn, associate professor of physics.

From Emporia: David Coria, sophomore in mathematics and physics, "Exploring data from the 2MASS survey," with Lado Samushia, assistant professor of physics.

From Wichita: Benjamin Archibeque, senior in physics and psychology, "Measuring Equity in Small Groups," with Eleanor Sayre, associate professor of physics.

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