UMN Morris Physics Students Present Posters at National Conference

Sue Dieter

Six UMN Morris students recently attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), held at the University of Iowa. 

The students, all members of the UMN Morris Physics Club, are Briana Dokken, Nathan Fronk, Sophia Benz-Narveson, Melanie Rittenhouse, Connor D Kuhn, and Ollie Willette.  

Two of the students, Melanie Rittenhouse and Briana Dokken, presented posters: 

  • “Analyzing Features of Carbon Dioxide and Water Ice Halow Generated in HaloSim” by Melanie Rittenhouse, Dr. Sylke Boyd; and 
  • “Annealing Hydrothermally Gowns Sb2(S,SE)3 Thin Film Solar Cells” by  Briana Dokken, Alisha Adhikari, Anna Ellingon, Dr. Suman Rijal, Dr. Zhaoning Song, Dr. Yanfa Yan.  

The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

Six people standing in a hallway, holding two scientific posters
UMN Morris Physics Club members Sophia Benz-Narveson, Ollie Willette, Briana Dokken, Connor D Kuhn, Nathan Fronk, and Melanie Rittenhouse attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January, 2023.  
Photo by Sylke Boyd.