News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:39:37 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:39:37 -0400 1800 Brubaker, Griffin, and Woleslagle Named Burton/O'Neal Scholars <p>Juniors Zach Brubaker and Jeddidiah Griffin, as well as sophomore Russell Woleslagle have been named Burton/O'Neal Scholars for academic year 2012-2013.&nbsp; The scholarship honors Dr. John Burton and Dr. Tom O'Neal for over 75 years of combined service to the physics department and the college.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:17:27 -0400 Atchley Repeats as Childress Scholar <p><img style="float: left;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/Physics/childress-scholar-11.jpg" alt="" width="333" height="270" />For the second year in a row, Abbey Atchley, a member of the college honors program from Seymour, TN, has been awarded the Denver R. Childress Scholarship. The scholarship honors Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Denver Childress, who served the college with distinction from 1967-2001. During that period, Dr. Childress was instrumental in developing our teacher education program, and the annual award goes to one of our majors who demonstrates outstanding potential for a career in the teaching profession.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:00:46 -0400 Lugo Named Sloan Scholar <p>Michael Lugo has been selected to receive the&nbsp;Albert R. Sloan scholarship for school year 2012-13. The scholarship honors the memory of the late Albert R. Sloan, professor of mathematics and treasurer of the college from 1936 to 1976. His son, Joe Bill Sloan, professor emeritus of political science and interim president of the college, served from 1969 to his retirement in 2010.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:55:06 -0400 Chitwood Scholarships go to Satterfield, Hodge, and Gordon <p>Shawn Gordon, Rachel Hodge, and Taylor Satterfield were each awarded Howard &amp; JoAnn Chitwood Mathematics Scholarship for school year 2012-13. The scholarship honors Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Dr. Howard Chitwood, and his wife JoAnn. Dr. Chitwood served a distinguished career in the mathematics department from &nbsp;1957-1995, and Mrs. Chitwood was an administrator in the alumni office. Both continue to be active supporters of our students and the work of the college.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:05:12 -0400 Sweeney and Ott Snag Vanaman Scholarship <p>The Sherman B. Vanaman Scholarship recipients for 2012-13&nbsp;are Andrew Sweeney and Jennifer Ott. The scholarship honors the enduring legacy of Dr. Vanaman by providing financial assistance to an outstanding mathematics major. Though he officially retired in 1994 after serving 38 years as department chair and distinguished teacher, Professor Emeritus Vanaman is still teaching our freshman courses.</p> <p>From Catonsville, MD, Andrew is a double major in both mathematics and physics. He is leaning toward pursuit of a law degree after graduation.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jennifer came to C-N from South Doyle High School in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp; She is majoring Mathematics and Cross-Cultural Sociology as well as playing on the tennis team.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:13:54 -0400 Carson-Newman Hosts Area Math Competition <p>OnTuesday April 17, 2012, Carson-Newman&rsquo;s math department served as a site for the<br />Tennessee Mathematics Teachers&rsquo; Association contest, an event the College has<br />hosted for over 30 years.</p> <p>A total of 203 students from Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, and Sevier Counties participated in the competition. Participants represented All Saints Episcopal, Gatlinburg-Pittman High, Gibbs High, Jefferson County High, Lincoln Heights Middle, Morristown-Hamblen East High, Morristown-Hamblen West High, Washburn High and West View Middle schools. Divided into six categories, the competition is open to contestants from high schools, middle school,s and home school settings. The winners of each category are awarded a $1,000 C-N Freshman Scholarship.</p> <p>Winners include:</p> <ul> <li>Algebra I&ndash; Chachthida Sukitjavanich, Gatlinburg Pittman High School (teacher Carol Pullium);</li> <li>Geometry &ndash; Martin A. Tan, Morristown West High School (teacher Linda Sedlack);</li> <li>Algebra II &ndash; Haylea D. Seals, Morristown West High School (teacher Douglas King);</li> <li>Statistics &ndash; Nikhil Ramaprasad, Morristown-Hamblen High School West (teacher Ralph Noble);</li> <li>Precalculus &ndash; Zachary R. Yarid, Morristown-Hamblen High School West (teacher Christopher Hayes);</li> <li>Calculus and Advanced Topics &ndash;Matthew A. Keith, Morristown-Hamblen High School East (teacher Michael Ramsey).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 20:26:24 -0400 Utting Spends Semester in Nashville <p><img style="float: left; border: 0; margin: 4px;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/Physics/utting-cmc.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="155" />Senior&nbsp;physics major Jacob Utting combined his interests in physics and music by spending the 2011 spring semester&nbsp;at the <em>Contemporary Music Center</em> in the Nashville area. There, he was able to take&nbsp;courses such&nbsp;as Faith, Music, and Culture, Inside the Music Industry, Advanced Recording, Sound Reinforcement, and Lighting.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:52:32 -0500 Whitaker Studys Abroad in Sydney <p><img style="float: left; border: 0; margin: 4px;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/Physics/hannah-whitaker.jpg" alt="" width="160" height="160" />Senior&nbsp;physics major Hannah Whitaker went to the land down under for the 2011 spring semester&nbsp;to study at the University of Sydney in Australia. She took advantage of the unique environment there to combine her physics background with her interest in marine biology. Hannah has yet to say whether or not she tried Vegemite or boxed with&nbsp;any kangaroos.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:52:58 -0500 Brubaker Spends Summer at Princeton <p><img style="float: left; border: 0; margin: 4px;" src="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/Physics/brubaker.jpg" alt="" width="160" height="170" />Junior&nbsp;physics major Zack Brubaker was awarded a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Internship to study in the summer of 2011&nbsp;at Princeton Plasma Lab.&nbsp; He worked on a project titled <em><a href="libraries/tiny_mce/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/academic/Physics/Brubaker-Summer-Internship.pdf">Eliminating Spikes observed in Motional Stark Effect with Colissionally Induced Fluorescence Diagnostics</a></em>.&nbsp; Avalanche Photodiodes (APD)&nbsp;are very sensitive to radiation&nbsp;and can be&nbsp;damaged over time. Due to&nbsp;the Collisionally-Induced Fluorescence Motional Stark Effect diagnostic observing significant radiation despite being shielded by a 3-foot concrete wall, he and his mentor need to devise a plan for shielding&nbsp;the new Laser-Induced Fluorescence Motional Stark Effect diagnostic detectors. In order to reduce the number of radiation spikes seen in&nbsp;the readings&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;to preserve our detectors, Zack investigated the type of radiation responsible, the locations most affected, and tested various materials for shielding.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:53:24 -0500