Nine seniors and seven masters candidates graduate and celebrate commencement Saturday May 19.
Graduating seniors conferred the title of Bachelor of Science in Physics were Evan Foley, Rudy Hernandez, Peter Ho, Galan Lucas, Fabian Magana-Sandoval, Oscar Monrreal, Ivan Ozaeta, Kevin Ralphs, David Stember, and Al Tapia.
Participating faculty were Patricia Cheng, Greg Childers, Jim Feagin, Heidi Fearn, Morty Khakoo, Mike Loverude, Joe Oliva, Josh Smith, Ionel Tifrea, and Keith Wanser, the entire roster of full-time faculty.
Tom Abbott is heading to LSU in the fall to begin his PhD studies in physics and continue his research with LIGO. Also off to begin PhD studies in physics are David Green to Notre Dame, Khai Nguyen to Ga Tech, and Kevin Ralphs to Purdue.
These guys represent a bumper crop for the department this year!
Evan Foley, Fabian Magana-Sandoval, and David Stember are entering our Masters program in the fall.
Chris Griffo is starting this month as a holographic-optical lab tech at Luminent.
Thank you Physics Club for organizing the noon reception and lunch in the grad room. Cintha Padilla's Mom's tamales were awesome!