Physics

A Possible Explanation for the Sharp Decrease of Ions in Titan’s Ionosphere: Atmospheric Waves

Author(s) Henry Reinhardt Faculty Mentor(s) Darci Snowden (Physics) Abstract Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons, was the target of a series of flybys from NASA’s Cassini mission. We will use the data from the 5th flyby of Cassini (T5), where the Ion and Neutral Mass… Read More »A Possible Explanation for the Sharp Decrease of Ions in Titan’s Ionosphere: Atmospheric Waves

Determining the Exoplanet Detection Capabilities via the Transit Method of the CWU 0.6-m Telescope

Author(s) Josh McRae Faculty Mentor(s) Cassandra Fallscheer (Physics) Abstract With the growth of astrophysics research surrounding extrasolar planets, determining the detection capabilities of the Central Washington University Discovery Hall Observatory’s 0.6-m Telescope will grant students a greater understanding of the research opportunities at CWU for… Read More »Determining the Exoplanet Detection Capabilities via the Transit Method of the CWU 0.6-m Telescope

Microtubules, Take the Wheel: A Neuron’s Journey to its Target

Author(s) Kahmina Ford Faculty Mentor(s) Erin Craig (Physics) Abstract Neuroplasticity, the ability for neurons to reorganize and form new connections, has major implications for brain trauma recovery and neurological disorders. During nervous system development, neurons extend long narrow fibers called axons that must grow in… Read More »Microtubules, Take the Wheel: A Neuron’s Journey to its Target