2013 Bowman Scholars  

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Division of Engineering and Weapons

  • 1/C Robert E. Bruss
  • Major: Systems Engineering (Honors)
  • Title: The Quantification and Correction of Error in an IMU For Use in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Advisor: CAPT Jack Nicholson, USN, PMP, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
  • 1/C Taylor K. Calibo
  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Title: Quantitative Emotional Stress Recognition Using EEG
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Justin Blanco, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Samara Firebaugh, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • 1/C Michael V. Cristiano
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Exergetic Analysis of a Spray Condensing Steam Apparatus
  • Advisor: CDR Matt Carr, USN, PMP, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1/C Matthew R. Disher
  • Major: Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Development of an Attitude Determination and Control Simulation (ADCS) Testbed
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Tae Lim, Aerospace Engineering Department
  • 1/C Thomas J. Dowd
  • Major: Systems Engineering (Honors)
  • Title: The Design and Implementation of a Nonlinear Stabilizing Controller for a DC/DC Converter Module
  • Advisor: Professor Ed Zivi, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
  • 1/C Kyle A. Elam
  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Title: Isolation of Thermal and Strain Responses in Composites using Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating Temperature Sensors
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Brian Jenkins, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Deborah Mechtel, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Peter Joyce, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1/C James D. Giesemann
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Hydrodynamic and Heat Transfer analysis of the Advanced Capability High Data Rate Submarine Mast
  • Advisor: Professor Martin Cerza, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1/C Jennifer L. Jones
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Mechanical Property Evaluation of Interstitially Surface Hardened Stainless Steel
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Michelle Koul, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Joel Schubbe, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1/C Jacob T. Juriga
  • Major: Systems Engineering (Honors)
  • Title: Development of Remote Video Control using Eye Tracking Technology
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Jenelle Piepmeier, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
  • 1/C Jacqueline M. Penichet
  • Major: Systems Engineering (Honors)
  • Title: Optic Flow Impage Processing Algorithms to Localize a Small Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Navigating Under Close Quarters Conditions
  • Advisor: Professor George Piper, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
  • 1/C Michael C. Raynes
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Utilizing Pure Component Hydrocarbon Fuels for Diesel Combustion Engines in High Altitude UAV Operations
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Jim Cowart, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1/C Andrew J. Rydalch
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Drag Reduction over Superhydrophobic Surfaces
  • Advisor: Professor Ralph Volino, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Advisor: Professor Michael Schultz, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department
  • 1/C Christopher J. Stevens
  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Title: Facial Detection Implementation on Mobile Devices
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Ryan Rakvic, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Hau Ngo, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • 1/C David M. Towle
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Evaluation of Linear Accelerators for Use in Bremsstrahlung Generation for the Detection of Special Nuclear Material in a Littoral Environment
  • Advisor: Professor Martin Nelson, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 1/C Eric M. Washkewicz
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Combustion Effects of Highly Renewable Diesel Fuel
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Jim Cowart, Mechanical Engineering Department

Division of Math and Science

  • 1/C Paul J. Evans, Jr.
  • Major: Mathematics (Honors)
  • Title: A Study of Lagrangian Transport in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Advisor: Professor Reza Malek-Madani, Mathematics Department
  • 1/C Kristijonas R. Fussman
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Sterically Constrained Metal Complexes of Ligands with Linked Chelate Rings
  • Advisor: Professor JudithAnn Hartman, Chemistry Department
  • 1/C Laura M. Gorinski
  • Major: Physics
  • Title: Integration of a near-infrared (NIR) component into the United States Naval Observatory (USNO)/USNA Lensed Quasar Monitoring Program
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Christopher Morgan, Physics Department
  • 1/C Brendan P. Hanlon
  • Major: Physics
  • Title: Investigation into the Sources of Bi-Modal Flow in the Kuroshio Current
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Kevin McIlhany, Physics Department
  • 1/C Kevin M. Martin
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Title: An Artificial Intelligent Agent Able to Accurately Model Repetitive Input Data with a Finite State Transducer
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Frederick Crabbe, Computer Science Department
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