Back to TSU Photos
Presentation: Oral/Poster
Researcher: Carl W. Seward, Sophomore/Mathematics
Mentor: Dr. Claudia Rankins
Internship: Hampton University - Undergraduate Institute in Physics (UniPhy – REU) Program
Title: Form Factors and Distribution Amplitudes for Positively Charged Pions

We worked with a low momentum transfer model, the Rankins Model, to describe positively charged pions and to evaluate the pion electric form factors. We used available experimental data to determine how the pion distribution amplitudes looked at small Q2 (or small momentum transfer). In addition, we performed the chi square distribution test to show the fit of the experimental form factors data compared to the calculated data, followed by determining the charge radius of the pion.
Presentation: Oral/Poster
Researcher: Eunice D. Smith – Sophomore/Mathematics/Computer Science
Mentors: Dr. Elliott McCrory, Dr. Jean A. Slaughter, and Dr. David J. Ritchie
Internship: Ferrni National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Title: What I Break? - What Breaks Me? A Perl Programming Project

The purpose of my summer project was to expand a Perl program that produced a web page used by the DO Run II experiment at Fermilab. The DO Run II experiment uses complex software to evaluate and store data. This web page was designed to display the names of software packages and their relationships with each other. Compilation and other types of errors in one package could lead to errors in other packages. This web page was designed to distinguish packages with and without errors.

Presentation: Poster
Researchers: Shayla Brooks, Dana Brown, Danielle Graves, Jovan Jones, Carl Seward, David Small, Eunice Smith
Mentors: Dr. Linda Hayden, Mr. Jeff Wood

ONR Research, ECSU 2001-2002
Title: Math of The Great Dismal Swamp: CD-ROM Production Project

Multimedia Team 2002 AbstractThe Great Dismal Swamp, located in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, is one of the most unique, natural wetlands of the world. The Great Dismal Swamp Boardwalk Hydrology Project at Elizabeth City State University began in the fall of 1996. Its purpose was to determine the quality of the water in the Great Dismal Swamp and to understand how and why the water quality changes. The data collected helped to explain the changes that take place with the swamp's water throughout the year in regard to water table pulsing, pH, nitrate nitrogen, phosphate, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen.

Utilizing various software presentation packages, the multimedia team will develop software that will present the water quality research, history, and geography of the swamp in electronic format. This knowledge will then be used to draw students into interactive lessons in mathematics such as measuring and graphing based on the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The target audience for this software will be the classroom of the K-3rd grades and the delivery method will be via CD with web-based delivery to follow in the fall of 2002.