Students and faculty participate in physics conference
Elon Lumen Scholar Helen Meskhidze '16 and Associate Professor Anthony Crider each presented at a regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Wake Forest University from March 27-28.
Faculty and students from the Elon University Department of Physics recently attended the semi-annual NCS-AAPT conference that brings together physics educators from universities, community colleges, and high schools to discuss teaching techniques and to review student research.
Associate Professor Tony Crider discussed development of “epic finales” in a talk titled “Experiential Education Activities for Teaching SETI.” Helen Meskhidze ’16, a double-major in physics and philosophy, presented a poster on her Lumen Scholar research with Assistant Professor Chris Richardson, “Developing an Atlas of Starburst Galaxy Emission Lines.”
Also attending the conference were department chair and Associate Professor Martin Kamela, physics major Lydia Smith ‘15, and engineering physics major Adam Thomson ’18.