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One of the best ways to learn physics is to **do** physics! At Wittenberg, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on ongoing research projects, or on projects of their own devising. Projects can be computational, theoretical, or experimental. Below are examples of research projects that Physics majors have done for their Senior Project:

- Alex Previte ('13) Beaver Creek Corridor Design and Analysis
- Elias Pavlatos ('13) Finite Element Analysis of Radius and Ulna
- Jeremy Massengale ('13) Probing the Thermal Fluctuations in Bulk YBCO Superconductors
- Katie Bondy ('13) Gait Analysis of Wittenberg’s Women’s Basketball Team: The Relationship between Shoulder Movement and Injuries
- Manas Mudbari ('13) Beamforming with Neural Network
- Meredith Troy ('13) GRAVITATIONAL MICROLENSING:RAY TRACES AND LIGHT CURVES
- Susannah Engdahl ('13) Solving the Bioheat Equation for Transcutaneous Recharging of a Medical Device Using Electric Fields
- Sven Isaacson ('13) Oscillations of Water Balloons
- Alex Burwell ('11): Depth Sensor
- Andy Hoffman ('11): Buck Creek Flow Analysis
- Vincent Bogenrife ('11): INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INVOLUTE SPUR GEARS
- Jason Barkeloo ('10): Computational Modeling β Decay Spectroscopy
- James Dunkin ('10): Digital Simulation of Thunder from Three-Dimensional Lightning
- Lisa Kroupa ('10): Indirect Measurement of Forces on the Body in Dance
- Timothy Uher ('10): Light Induced Atom Desorption
- Erica Snipes ('09): Measurements of Finite Dust Temperature Effects in the Dispersion Relation of the Dust Acoustic Wave
- Steven Wolgast ('08): Phonon Assisted Tunneling Experiment
- Joe Fritchman ('08): Asteroids
- Tosha Johnson ('07) : Investigation of Ground Scattering Effects on Long-Distance Measurements of Gamma Rays
- Carissa Reynolds ('07) : Light Induced Atomic Desorption
- Tim Funke ('07) : Examination of the audio signatures and normal modes of vibrations of US Mint Pennies and Dimes
- Landon Locke ('04) : Properties of Biological Media Determined from Polarization Properties of Backscattered Light
- Nate Greene ('04): Optical Tweezers and Biological Applications
- Tim Hoagland ('04): Measuring Electron Momentum Distributions Using Positrons
- Theresa Conway ('01): Thermometry in Relativistic Nuclear Collisions
- Jason Hill ('01): Wittenberg's Electrostatic Particle Accelerator
- Ankur Mehrotra ('01): Studies of the Light Induced Atom Desorption Phenomenon
- Adam Rothschild ('99): 3-D printing, surface tension, and capillarity
- David Gribble ('99): Charged Coupled Devices and Their Applications in Astronomy
- Casey Miller ('99): The Industry Experience (aka Radar Cross Section Measurements)