FHSU dominates at the Kansas Academy of Science Meeting

HAYS, KS -- Physics, pre-engineering, INT, and mathematics students from Fort Hays State University recently attended the 132nd annual Kansas Academy of Science Meeting in Hutchinson.

Daniel Stunkel, Palmer graduate, Matthew Hund, Leavenworth senior, and Jeffrey Ruda, Hays junior, from the Department of Information Networking and Telecommunications took first place for their work on Beowulf-class parallel multi-computers.

Their studies now facilitate a greater understanding of the interprocess communications in these systems through a mastering of networking parameters such as throughput, overhead, latency, and network convergence.

Under the supervision of Dr. Gavin D. Buffington, assistant professor of physics, William Peterson, Manhattan senior, and Andrew R. Prideaux, Salina senior, 1508 Pershing, presented their work on absorbing boundary conditions and the time dependant propagation of wave packets while Jared F. Hund, Wichita graduate, 8919 Shadowridge, presented his work on quantitative X-ray diffraction of bioceramic materials and Jesse Schmidtberger, Hays junior, and Nicholas L. Jensen, Hays sophomore, showed their characterization of high temperature ceramic oxygen sensors.

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