Student Projects


Chris Christopherson

Physics – Professional Emphasis and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

Wide-field observations of star-forming complexes in Halpha, Hbeta, OIII and emission lines

 
Research Presentations:
  • Posters on the Hill, Capital Hill, Washington, D.C., 2015
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Spokane, WA, 2015
  • 25th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference, 2015
  • UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship, 2015
  • Posters in the Rotunda, 2014, 2015
  • Society of Physics Students Region 9 Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 2014 (1st place for best poster)
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY, 2014

Anthony Kuchera

Physics – Professional Emphasis

Research Interests

Graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2008; Earned Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University 2013 (experimental nuclear physics); Currently a Research Associate (postdoc) at National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

 

Research Interests:Photometric Study of the Monoceros Star-Forming Complex

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • “A uvbyβ photometric analysis of the Monoceros star-forming field”, Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol.331, Issue 4, p.384, 2010
  • “Studying Complex Star-Forming Fields: Rosette Nebula and Monoceros Loop”, Oshkosh Scholar,vol. V, pp. 43-49, 2010
  • Posters in the Rotunda 2007, 2008
  • UW System Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2007, 2008
  • 17th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference, 2007
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #211, Austin, TX, 2007

Chris Hathaway

 Physics – Professional

Research Interests

Monoceros Star-Forming Field

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • “A uvbyβ photometric analysis of the Monoceros star-forming field”, Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol.331, Issue 4, p.384, 2010
  • “Studying Complex Star-Forming Fields: Rosette Nebula and Monoceros Loop”, Oshkosh Scholar,vol. V, pp. 43-49, 2010
  • Celebration of scholarship, UW Oshkosh, 2008
  • National Conference for Undergraduate research, La Crosse, WI, 2008
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #211, Austin, TX, 2007

Erik Robinson

Physics – Applied Emphasis

Research Interests

Cygnus OB2 stellar association

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • Posters in the Rotunda, 2015
  • UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship, 2015

Henri LeMieux

Physics – Professional Emphasis and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

Massive Stellar Content of the Cygnus Superbubble

 
Research Presentations:
  • UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, 2015, UW Milwaukee
  • Posters in the Rotunda, 2015
  • UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship, 2015

Kevin Moran

Dual Major Physics/Engineering 

Research Interests

Centaurus Star-Forming Field

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • “Massive Stellar Content of the Galactic Supershell GSH~305+01-24”, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 562A, 69K, 2014
  • “Homogeneous Distances to Several Stellar Groups in the Second Galactic Quadrant”, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 3, 10-17, 2013
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, 2013
  • Celebration of Scholarship, UW Oshkosh, April 2013
  • UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, 2012, UW Parkside
  • Wisconsin Space Conference, 2012, La Crosse, WI

Mitchel Matheny

Research Interests

Spiral Structure in the First Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, UW Parkside, 2012
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, Long Beach, CA, 2013

Thomas Gehrman

Physics – Professional Emphasis and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

Photometric Study of the Double Cluster h and χ Per; Variable Stars in the Globular Cluster Arp 2

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • “Homogeneous Distances to Several Stellar Groups in the Second Galactic Quadrant”, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 3, 10-17, 2013
  • UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, 2015, UW Milwaukee
  • Posters in the Rotunda, 2013
  • Celebration of Scholarship, UW Oshkosh, 2013, 2015

Timothy Conard

Dual Major Physics/Engineering and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

Precision Photometry Study of the Cepheus Star-Forming Field

 
Research Presentations:
  • “Cepheus Star-Forming Field Revisited”, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 3, 472-479, 2013
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY, 2014
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI, 2013

Vincient Fabbri

Dual Major Physics/Engineering and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

Precision Photometry Study of the Cepheus Star-Forming Field

 
Research Presentations and Posters:
  • “Cepheus Star-Forming Field Revisited”, International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 3, 472-479, 2013
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY, 2014
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI, 2013

Steven Lund

Physics – Applied Emphasis and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

 

Photometric study of the young open cluster M29

 
Research Presentations and Posters:
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Spokane, WA, 2015
  • UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship, 2015
  • Posters in the Rotunda, 2015
  • Photometric study of the young open cluster M29

 

 

Nicholas Grosskopf

Physics – Professional Emphasis and Astronomy Minor

Research Interests

Photometric study of the young open cluster Roslund 4

 
Research Presentations and Posters:
  • Posters in the Rotunda, 2015
  • UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship, 2015

Dan Piehl

 Physics/Math Major, currently PhD student in Mathematics at UW Milwaukee

Research Interests

Strömgren-Hβ photometry of open clusters

 
Research Presentations:
  • “Strömgren-Hβ photometry of the galactic cluster NGC 6705 (M11)”, The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 125, No. 934, pp. 1412-1420, 2013
  • Strömgren-Hβ photometry of stars in dark clouds”, Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol.332, Issue 2, p.159, 2011
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, 2013, Long Beach, CA
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, 2009, Long Beach, CA
  • International Astronomical Union General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2009

Jake Pichelmeyer

Physics/Math

Research Interests

Photometric survey of OB stars in the Carina Flare

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • National Conference for Undergraduate research 2009
  • Posters in the Rotunda 2009

Karisa Metko

Research Interests

Searching for small clusters in the Milky Way

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • Celebration of Scholarship, UW Oshkosh, 2010
  • UW System Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2010, UW-River Falls

Linda Osterloh

Physics/Engineering 

Research Interests

Scutum Star-Forming Complex

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • Celebration of Scholarship, UW Oshkosh, 2009
  • National Conference for Undergraduate research, La Crosse, WI, 2009

Micah Scorcio

Physics – Professional

Research Interests

 

Precision-Photometry Investigation of the Carina Spiral Feature

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • “The Carina Spiral Feature: Strömgren-Hβ photometry approach. II. Precise photometric distances and reddening”, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 514, A59, 2010 
  • Posters in the Rotunda 2008
  • Celebration of Scholarship, UW Oshkosh, 2008
  • American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #211, Austin, TX, 2007

Graduated 2008, employed at Orbital Alliant Techsystems, Minneapolis, MN

 

Steven Bartel 

Dual Major Physics/Engineering 

Research Interests

Photometric calibrations and Galactic HII regions

 
Research Presentations and Papers:
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY, 2014
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI, 2013
  • UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, 2012

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Physics & Astronomy

N. Halsey Science Center, Rm. 337
921 Elmwood Ave.

 

Department Chair

Dr. Carey Woodward
920-929-1158
woodwardr@uwosh.edu

 

Administrative Assistant

Mary Margaret Hollstein
920-424-4433
hollsteinm@uwosh.edu

 

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Hours

Department Office Hours
In Person:
Monday 1–4:30
Tuesday 1–4:30
Online:
Thursday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30
Friday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30

 

Chair's Office Hours
Friday 11:30–12:30

 

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