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Dr. Phill Broussard and Students Present Physics Research

Dr. Phill Broussard, professor of physics, as well as Emily Davis ’14 and Tim Ahrenholz ’14, presented research at the annual conference of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, held in Tallahassee, FL, November 14-17, 2012.


The presentations were the result of thin film growth research conducted under Dr. Broussard's supervision throughout this summer.  


“Both presentations by my students went well,” says Dr. Broussard. “Emily gave a poster presentation, and had several folks talking to her throughout the two-hour session. Tim gave a twelve-minute oral presentation and had two questions afterwards, which he handled very well.”


“Each of us presented various aspects of our thin films research from this summer,” says Emily, who notes that the conference included presentations from undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral candidates, as well as some well-known physicists. “We had good data to present, and were able to answer a lot of questions.


“Personally, I really enjoyed the experience," she says." I got to meet several physicists and students from the field of condensed matter, which is the category that thin films fall into. The experience opened my eyes to how widespread the field is, and it also confirmed how invaluable our summer research was, as I realized how much I was able to understand because of what I learned this summer.”