Physics Student and Faculty Recognized for Research
Helen Meskhidze '16 and Associate professor Tony Crider were honored at the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers' spring meeting.
The meeting took place March 27 & 28 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.
The group meets twice a year at various universities and colleges in the state. Two of the past meetings took place at Elon University, and Elon usually is represented by a solid contingent of students and faculty at these conferences. AAPT brings together physics educators across all levels to discuss pedagogical trends and innovations, and it also welcomes undergraduate students to present their physics research.
(Elena) Helen Meskhidze won the Best Undergraduate Paper Award for her poster, An Atlas of Starburst Galaxy Emission Lines. Helen works with Assistant Professor Chris Richardson on this astrophysics project as part of her Lumen Prize research.
Associate professor Tony Crider won the Best Pedagogical Paper Award for his presentation: Experiential Education Activities for Teaching SETI. Therein he presented ideas related to some of the courses he teaches on campus.