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  • Benjamin Burch — Physics Department Alumni — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    finishing up his doctorate A large part of his research deals with dark matter a type of matter that cannot be seen and does not absorb or give off light but affects other matter My research focuses on determining the properties and distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way using observations of stars in the galaxy Mr Burch said This information is used to analyze data from experiments looking for dark matter on Earth and it is possible that Earth bound experiments will be able to shed light as to the nature of dark matter in the next decade As an incoming Carthage freshman Mr Burch received Carthage s Math and Science Scholarship a full four year scholarship given to one incoming freshman each year for outstanding academic performance and performance in scholarship competition He also was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon an honorary mathematics fraternity for students with a high GPA in mathematics and received Carthage s Flame Leadership Award At Washington University he has earned a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship given to four physics graduate students annually for outstanding academic performance the annual Shull Prize given to only one graduate student for outstanding work as a teaching assistant and the Dean s Dissertation Fellowship a one year award for work toward a promising dissertation He also received a travel grant to India from American Physical Society to attend a conference on dark matter detection and write computer programs to calculate the expected gamma ray emission from dark matter annihilation Oddly enough had Mr Burch not attended Carthage he could have taken an entirely different path Carthage quickly steered me away from going to medical school where I do not think I would have been very happy he said I was able to

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/physics/alumni/benjamin-burch/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Physics professor awarded NSF grant — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Generally speaking we re studying the spectra of stars and other objects in the universe using the star as a backlight to study the chemical composition of the gas surrounding it Prof Dahlstrom explained Light from the star is absorbed in well defined patterns by unidentified substances in the intervening gas These DIBs remain a puzzle in observational astrophysics There are between 300 and 600 of these features but none correspond with organic molecules previously studied by laboratory spectroscopy Prof Dahlstrom said A collaborative effort Prof Dahlstrom s collaborators on the study are researchers at the University of Chicago the University of Colorado at Boulder Johns Hopkins University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the Space Telescope Science Institute Carthage and Embry Riddle are the only primarily undergraduate institutions participating in the study In applying for the grant we made a point of saying this was going to present an opportunity for undergraduates to do research Prof Dahlstrom said The reviewers noted that and commented on it very positively Carthage students will have unprecedented opportunities to work with researchers from a broad spectrum of institutions on a problem of long standing interest in the astrophysics and astrochemistry communities said Prof Kevin Crosby chair of the Division of Natural Sciences at Carthage We can be particularly pleased that this project is a truly interdisciplinary effort drawing on chemists and astrophysicists alike Grant continues a decade of work Scientists from the six participating institutions have been working together on this project for 10 years The intention of the grant was to be able to continue this work and give it more attention said Prof Dahlstrom who came to Carthage last fall from the University of Chicago The 1 15 million will be divided among the institutions according to their funding needs Prof Dahlstrom will be responsible for all data requests and data analysis I will also be involved in training any of the graduate students or post doctoral fellows who will be hired through the University of Chicago she said Part of the work will be purely observational as researchers catalog all of the information they have on the bands where they appear how broad they are whether some of their strengths increase or decrease together to indicate they re from the same compound Prof Dahlstrom said We have a great archive now of data We have the largest and overall best quality database for studying this Students begin work through SURE program Prof Dahlstrom already involved Carthage students in her research this summer Amanda Faint 11 and Coty Tatge 12 conducted research on diffuse interstellar bands as part of Carthage s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Jennifer Nicklaus 11 worked with Prof Dahlstrom through a Research Experiences for Undergraduates REU grant It opened up a new way for me to think about the universe and how it works said Ms Faint a chemistry major of her summer research project High Resolution Spectroscopic Studies of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands The Fullerene Hypothesis She said

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2010/09/09/physics-professor-awarded-nsfnbspgrant/ (2013-06-13)
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  • In Their Words: Seemee Ali — Is Carthage Worth It? — Carthage College
    education can be profitable What makes us certain that our liberal arts education is worth it Carthage s intensive core curriculum itself offers an answer Liberal arts after all are the arts of freedom The name for this approach to education is ancient the phrase comes down to us from Aristotle Perhaps a contemporary translation of Aristotle s conception would be the liberating arts These arts teach us how to liberate our minds from unexamined assumptions and vain commitments and how to see clearly what might actually be true what might actually be possible For Aristotle a liberal arts education meant an education for an elite few those who can afford the leisure and luxury to consider the foundations of things Today for us at Carthage however we understand a liberal arts education to be for all who want to live boldly those who want to be free to control their own destinies For such people this kind of education increasingly feels like a necessity All Carthage students take a two semester core course titled Western Heritage They read and argue about Homer s Odyssey Aristotle s Ethics Plato s Apology Virgil s Aeneid Dante s Inferno Shakespeare s Tempest Rousseau s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality among other enduring texts These works have defined the terms of public and private conversations held over generations For example When Carthage students consider the Aeneid they encounter the hero Aeneas His aim is to found an empire distinguished by its commitment to the rule of law The combination of small class sizes at Carthage and professors who are passionate about what they teach ensure that a discussion about this ancient epic never feels arcane We ask earnest and serious questions about the power and the limits of law to control human

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/value/seemee-ali/ (2013-06-13)
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  • In Their Words: Gary Williams — Is Carthage Worth It? — Carthage College
    only one from my high school in years to attend Carthage I was alone paying for college by myself and literally dropped off with the thought that the next time I would be home would be Thanksgiving Little did I know that some 20 years later my life would lead me back More than 50 percent of my life has been spent on this campus It is the place I met my wife the place I was married the place I celebrated some of my greatest personal and professional successes and the place that I now call home I know that because of the skills education mentoring and guidance Carthage and the people who make this place what it is provided me I am who I am today Every day that I am on campus as a staff member I remember the gift that was given to me and I hope that I am the mentor advisor teacher and champion for each and every student who invests their time and resources in us as mine were for me Truth strength service together it s more than a College mission It is a formula for a long and prosperous life If

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/value/gary-williams/ (2013-06-13)
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  • In Their Words: Aaron Trautwein — Is Carthage Worth It? — Carthage College
    the members of our community place on each other and the service they provide to our campus Kenosha and the world beyond As a faculty member I can see the positive changes my students will make in the world Many of my students plan to be mathematics teachers As freshmen I see the love they have for mathematics and their desire to share this interest in mathematics with others During their four years at Carthage these students will grow both in their knowledge of the subject and their ability to teach through their relationships with their teachers and classmates As teachers of mathematics these students have the potential to change and enhance the lives of thousands of children These relationships between members of the Carthage community are what sets Carthage apart from other schools My colleagues at Carthage truly care and want their students to succeed Each faculty and staff member I know on campus takes a personal interest in the lives and growth of their students but maybe even more importantly each student I know on campus tries to make a difference in the communities of which they belong I see this daily when a student in my Applied

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/value/aaron-trautwein/ (2013-06-13)
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  • In Their Words: Alumna Isa Fritz '10 — Is Carthage Worth It? — Carthage College
    dynamics research and development engineer with Space Systems Loral LLC in Palo Alto Calif SSL is the world s leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites providing satellite and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers My job is to take a satellite that has been dropped off into low Earth orbit and put it into its desired geostationary orbit Ms Fritz explains It s a dream job she says and she thanks Carthage for helping her achieve it As a student here Ms Fritz studied physics mathematics and Spanish She conducted research for NASA as a three year member of the Carthage Microgravity Team She spent one J Term living in Spain and another J Term studying observational astrophysics in Tucson Ariz She participated in Carthage s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience conducting research on campus with a professor At Carthage I learned really awesome tools of the trade for aerospace engineering specifically in systems engineering Ms Fritz says Instead of just doing coursework I got hands on research experience doing work that actually mattered and that was really exciting Those experiences helped her get into Purdue s graduate aerospace engineering program and later helped her land her current position As she was interviewing for jobs her undergraduate work at Carthage was a hot topic of conversation Employers were really impressed by Ms Fritz undergraduate resume she says When we d talk about the things on my resume they would ask You did that in your physics program You did that in your undergrad That s not something we typically see she recounts Because those things aren t something an undergraduate typically does undergraduate students don t typically give presentations on their research at conferences in Canada She urges other students to take advantage of all that s available to them

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/value/isa-fritz-10/ (2013-06-13)
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  • In Their Words: Alumna Amber Petersen '08 — Is Carthage Worth It? — Carthage College
    were always willing to work with me outside of classes While enrolled in a Ph D program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Amber Petersen 08 has most recently studied synaptic plasticity considered the cellular mechanism that underlies both learning and memory Working with Dr Nashaat Gerges in the Neuroscience Research Center she is on track to graduate from the Department of Cell Biology Neurobiology and Anatomy She selected that program after an interdisciplinary program gave her a taste for lab work in various fields Mrs Petersen said the Carthage education laid the foundation for her to succeed in graduate school She believes small class sizes and the emphasis on lab work in biology and chemistry gave her an advantage More importantly the instructors at Carthage proved to be outstanding mentors who were always willing to work with me outside of classes so I could follow my interests and develop a passion for research science she said She s especially complimentary of the research experience she gained along with the chance to present that research both on campus and at a national conference Her projects at Carthage included developmental biology with Prof Dan Choffnes neuroscience with Prof Dan Miller molecular

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/value/amber-petersen-08/ (2013-06-13)
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  • In Their Words: Alumna Kathryn Boero '77 — Is Carthage Worth It? — Carthage College
    children which I draw on daily Mrs Boero has been Primary School Head at the Prairie School in Racine for 16 years but her teaching experience is vast She has taught in parochial public and private schools She has taught third through fifth grades and a learning disabled class for kindergarten through sixth grade The guidance knowledge and skills that I gained and continue to gain at Carthage made it possible for me to demonstrate effective teaching in a variety of school settings Mrs Boero said I feel that my coursework built my confidence in working with students and now as an instructional leader for teachers When I see a need in my position I have found that I can call on Carthage for creative ideas and solutions she continued As Primary School Head she directs pre kindergarten through fourth grade and works closely with the Middle and Upper School Heads Recently her responsibilities have grown to include being a mentor to Prairie s Compass Team a group of specialists who work with teachers to optimize their classrooms for all learning styles I enjoy and am inspired by collaborating with master teachers who are creative and passionate about differentiating educational practices to reach every learner Mrs Boero said She enjoys the challenge of making school an exciting environment for her students Every day she walks into her office with the intention of using her passion for teaching to help students find their potential she said She loves watching students have ah ha moments In 2006 Mrs Boero was accepted into Leadership Racine s yearlong leadership program She worked with a group of leaders from the Racine community to design and implement a tutoring room for the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization in Racine We named this room Room to Grow and

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/value/kathryn-boero-77/ (2013-06-13)
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