Astronomy students present at UW Undergraduate Symposium

Apr 27, 2015

Faculty & students at the UW Undergraduate Symposium. Left-to-right: Prof. Snezana Stanimirovic, Clayton Bennett, Julia Mayeshiba, Erich Alt, Jennifer Heup & David CarrFaculty & students at the UW Undergraduate Symposium. Left-to-right: Andrew Villanueva, Jennifer Witt, Andrew Hauser & Prof. Christy Tremonti. Prof. Snezana Stanimirovic, Clayton Bennett, Julia Mayeshiba, Erich Alt, Jennifer Heup & David Carr

The UW Undergraduate Symposium "showcases undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from all areas of study at UW–Madison including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences." The 2015 symposium took place on April 16th, and a number of Astronomy majors presented the research projects they are working on in collaboration with Departmental faculty and scientists:

  • Dustin Mason with Dr. Marsha Wolf: FLEXURE COMPENSATION FOR THE ROBERT STOBIE SPECTROGRAPH
  • Jennifer Witt, Andrew Villanueva, Erich Alt & Andrew Hauser with Prof. Christy Tremonti: IDENTIFYING ACTIVE BLACK HOLES IN NEARBY GALAXIES
  • Leah Fulmer, Clayton Bennett, Jennifer Heup, Julia Mayeshiba & David Car with Prof. Snezana Stanimirovic: CALCULATING THE GALACTIC ROTATION CURVE OF THE MILKY WAY
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