Monthly Archives: March 2014

Presentation Dates Set For April 26-28

The 2014 YSDE will have a final meeting April 26-28 to wrap up work and present research.  This meeting will take place at Canaan Valley Institute Research and Education Center near Davis, WV.  A colloquium will be held Monday morning, … Continue reading

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Pringles Challenge – Results are in!

  During their last evening in Green Bank, YSDE students worked in teams of 3 or 4 to devise a package that would (hopefully) carry a Pringle chip through USPS first class mail to the camp director’s home without the chip … Continue reading

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Heading home for now…

After five days of hard work and play, this spring YSDE crew heads home today.  They spent the morning analyzing and interpreting their data, making plans for work yet to be done, and looking forward to coming together again in … Continue reading

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Last full day March session

With tomorrow’s departure approaching, most teams spent the morning gathering their last data for the week.  The astronomy groups forged ahead with data analysis, Team Lyell made up for lost time after technical difficulties with the ground penetrating radar, Team … Continue reading

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Day Four – Jacquard Team

Today we finished collecting data for our project on benefits and disadvantages of multiple methods of cooling hot components. We collected data for liquid cooling and air cooling. At a glance, the data suggests that liquid cooling is better, but … Continue reading

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Team Reber – Day 4

Today, Team Reber began analysis of some of their data which we received from the 20 meter radio telescope. Many of the observations were submitted the day before and were available to the group for analysis using excel.

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Day #4: Graveyard Exploration

Today we explored the Harborville Cemetery. We used the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to survey the land. When we went over the graves, the monitor showed parabola showing how deep they were in the ground. We also found an abundance … Continue reading

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Morning Day 4 Team Bell

Today we met our new scientist, Joe Swiggum, a Phd student at WVU. He had to fill in for Rachel due to previous appointments. He explained in detail how to identify pulsars using the plots. He also showed us possible … Continue reading

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Starting to get results

While in the lab today, we gathered our data and graphed it. As we continued working with the program more, including how to properly operate Microsoft Excel. One of the objects we observed today was Cassiopeia-A. Its intensity was off … Continue reading

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A Helpful Interview and More Experimentation

Today, we conducted an interview and, in our experiment, attempted to fix the flaws we had discovered yesterday and found more flukes in our “improved” set up. We began by interviewing an individual who had been injured by electromagnetic radiation. … Continue reading

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