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Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 15, 2014
Keynote Address 5:30 PM
Student Presentations 12:00 - 5:00 PM and 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Physics Students Present "Circus"

Members of the Society of Physics Students recently presented a "Physics Circus" convocation event.

The students presented various intriguing and exciting physics demonstrations. Physics students showed and explained the science behind phenomena such as beautiful Chladni patterns, the "ring launcher" device, alien-looking ferrofluid formations, and more.  Dr. Scott Hawley, Associate Professor of Physics, serves as the faculty advisor for this student organization.

CSI: Belmont


Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Alison Moore and the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) led an interactive crime-solving event for students during a recent convocation event. With a theme reminiscent of the popular CBS TV series “CSI,” students were challenged to play the role of Crime Scene Investigators and draw conclusions about a hypothetical crime based on their research.


Students looked at evidence including fingerprints, DNA analysis and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, which identifies different substances within a test sample. The students also investigated footprints and the ink chromatography of a note to evaluate suspects in a supposed murder. Evidence was used to include or exclude suspects during the investigation.


Earlier in the week, the “CSI: Belmont” experience also offered a visit from a training specialist from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), who talked about the educational background required to work in crime investigation as well as the training investigators go through after they get the job.

Science Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS)
December 2, 2013
Dr. Eric Klumpe, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MTSU,
will present:  "Astronomy in Popular Media"
4:00 - 5:00 PM   Keynote address in Beaman A&B 
5:15 - 6:00 PM   Student Poster Session in the Maddox Grand Atrium
5:30 PM    Student Presentations in Hitch Science Building

Spring 2014 Club Meetings and Activities

10:00 AM     Hitch 
Beta Chi Club Meeting 

10:00 AM     Hitch
Beta Chi Club Meeting

10:00 AM     Hitch
Beta Chi Club Meeting

Chemistry Students Volunteer at Drug Take-Back Event

drug take backOn April 27, 2013, from 10:00 to 2:00, Belmont students Gerald Offei-Nkansah, Huner Aradini, Phillip Cook, and Emily Locke, and Belmont Chemistry Professor Kimberlee Daus participated in the Dickson County Drug Take-Back event.  Taking place on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the event was coordinated by Vanderbilt University and the Dickson Police Department.  Working alongside faculty and students from Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University, Belmont students and faculty cataloged and counted more than 50 pounds of medication.  The National Drug Take-Back Day, set by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), provides a service to community through safe and responsible disposal of unused medication.  Additionally, these events help to educate the public about the potential of drug abuse associated with these medications.