Spotlight: Tammy Dencker
Tammy Dencker is a physics major who has been investigating the novel geophysical concept known as 'three dimensional gradiometry'. Her work is an extension of Dr. Poppeliers' seismic gradiometry work, and has served as a valuable proof-of-concept test.
The project involved building a structure to support fifteen microphones, wire them into a data acquisition system, and to modify a computer program to process the resulting data.
Tammy presented the results of her research at the ASU Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference and at the annual Georgia Academy of Science meeting in Gainesville, GA last month. She won awards for "Best Student Presentation in Physics" at both conferences.
Tammy will earn her degree in physics in May. Dr. Christian Poppeliers, Associate Professor of Physics, is her faculty advisor.