Above, poster award presenters and winners at the 2011 NSBP/NSHP joint meeting, left to right: Peter Delfyett, Maria Paula Angarita, Ken Wilson, Leslie Upton, Joseph Young, Anthony Johnson.
SPIE once again participated in honoring outstanding poster presentations at the undergraduate and graduate level in optics and photonics at the 2011 Joint Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists in Austin, Texas.
Peter Delfyett (Univ. of Central Florida) and Anthony Johnson (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County) served as judges for the fifth consecutive year.
First prizes for Best Undergraduate or Graduate Level Poster were $400 plus a complimentary student membership, and second prizes in each category were $200 plus a complimentary student membership. The winners of the respective awards:
First Prize for Best Graduate Poster (SPIE)
Joseph Young, Rice Univ.
"Synthesis and characterization of Au2S/Au core/shell nanostructures"
Second Prize for Best Graduate Poster (OSA)
Leslie Upton, Univ. of Michigan
"Entangled photon fluorescence with organic conjugated dendrimers"
First Prize for Best Undergraduate Poster (OSA)
Maria Paula Angarita, Florida International Univ.
"Photoresponse of the topological insulator Bi2Se3: exploring the interplay between optical, thermal and electronic properties of the surface state"
Second Prize for Best Undergraduate Poster (SPIE)
Ken Wilson, Bloomfield College
"Understanding the activity and structure of gold nanoparticle-glucose oxidase conjugates: towards the development of functional gold nanoparticle-protein conjugates."