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Rigorous Academics Inspire a Career in Physics

When he enrolled at Allegheny, Colby Mangini ’04 thought he’d probably major in international studies. He had studied Spanish in high school, and international business and economics sounded interesting. He wanted a college degree but wasn’t exactly passionate about academics. “I wasn’t challenged that much in high school and could get by doing the bare

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Society of Physics Students Named Distinguished Chapter

The National Council of the Society of Physics Students has named Allegheny College’s chapter a Distinguished SPS Chapter for 2014-2015. Based on an assessment of the chapter’s breadth and depth of activities, the award recognizes Allegheny’s physics students for their efforts to build community and propel students into professional careers.

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Petasis Co-authors Chapter in Methods in Enzymology

Professor of Physics Doros Petasis co-authored a chapter, titled “Quantitative Interpretation of Multifrequency Multimode EPR Spectra of Metal Containing Proteins, Enzymes, and Biomimetic Complexes,” with Professor Michael Hendrich of Carnegie Mellon University. The chapter is part of a volume of Methods in Enzymology titled Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Investigations of Biological Systems by Using Spin Labels,

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Allegheny Researchers Publish Paper in “Physical Review E”

A paper by Professor of Chemistry and Physics David Statman, Ariel Statman ’14, Kaitlin Wozniak ’11 and Christopher Brennan ’13, “Comparison of photoinduced reorientation of ortho-, meta-, and para-methyl red-doped nematic liquid crystals on rubbed polyimide,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review E.

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Professor Petasis Invited to Co-author Book on EPR Spectroscopy

Professor of Physics Doros Petasis was invited by De Gruyter Publishers (Berlin) to be a co-author of a book on Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy. The book, part of De Gruyter’s graduate series program focused on graduate students and beginner scientists in industry, will cover EPR theory, instrumentation and data analysis methodologies with applications in

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Four Students Present Research at the American Physical Society National Meeting

Erin Brown ’15, Dylan McNany ’14, Shannon Petersen ’15, and Mark Seraly ’15 presented the research they did on the interactions between water and surfaces with varying degrees of hydrophobicity with Associate Professor of Physics Adelé Poynor at the American Physical Society national meeting held in Denver this March. Shannon won an Undergraduate Research Presentation

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Recognizes Erin Brown ’15 and Neal Shah ’15

Erin Brown ’15 (double major in physics and mathematics) and Neal Shah ’15 (neuroscience) have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, which provides merit-based awards to college sophomores and juniors interested in a research career in the STEM fields. Erin has received a Goldwater Scholarship, and Neal is an

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Coates and Willey Present Work at Council on Undergraduate Research Workshop

Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies E. Lee Coates and Professor of Physics Dan Willey recently presented “Development of an Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Office at Allegheny College” at a Council on Undergraduate Research workshop held in Alexandria, Virginia. Coates also presented “Development of a Summer Research Community” during one of

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Petasis Co-authors Chapter in “Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Chemistry and Biology”

Professor of Physics Doros Petasis co-authored the chapter “Quantitative interpretation of EPR spectroscopy with applications for iron-sulfur proteins” in the book Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Chemistry and Biology. The book presents a comprehensive overview of research on iron-sulfur proteins with a target audience of graduate students and researchers in the field of bioinorganic chemistry.

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