Trident Scholars 1990-1999  

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1990

 

JAMES RICHARDSON BARNEY, Springfield, Va.
"A Theoretical Study of Conjugation in Para-Substituted Nitrobenzenes"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Wayne H. Pearson, Chemistry Department/Computer Services
 
ROBERT MARKEY BEER, Burke, Va.
"The U.S. Navy and the Cuban Missile Crisis"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Robert W. Love Jr., History Department
 
DAVID FREDERICK CLIPSHAM, Lansdale, Pa.
"Development of a Phenomenological Fitting Procedure for the Fast Microcomputer"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor John P. Ertel, Physics Department
 
MARIA KATHLEEN FILONCZUK, Cheektowaga, NY
"Upwelling Southwest of Iceland Due to Quasi-Geostrophic Flow"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Peter Guth, Oceanography Department
 
LYLE EDWARD HOAG, Phoenix, Ariz.
"Development of a Taction System Using Piezoelectric Film"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Robert S. Reed, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
Ψ STEPHAN ALEXANDER MACLAREN, Genoa; Ill.
"Development and Application of an External-Beam Ion Milliprobe"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Francis D. Correll and
Assistant Professor James R. Huddle, Physics Department
 
RUSSELL STEVEN MCCORMACK, Little Rock, Calif.
"Explosive Cyclogenesis: A Case Study of the Veterans' Day Storm 11-12 November 1987"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor David R. Smith, Oceanography Department
 
DOUGLAS EDWARD RECKAMP, Ocala, Fla.
"On the Breakdown of a Vortex"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Robert A. Granger, Mechanical Engineering
Department and Associate Professor Gerald E Hall, Aerospace Engineering Department
 
JONATHAN LEE SALKOFF, Huntington Station, NY
"Changing Attitudes toward Devotion and Duty in Western Literature"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Michael Parker, English Department
 
ROGER ROLAND ULLMAN II, Swarthmore, Pa.
"A Model of the Acoustic Interactions Occurring under Arctic Ice"
Faculty Advisor: Lieutenant Commander Gene L. Baker, USN, Oceanography Department
 
MICHAEL JOHN WILSON, Omaha, Neb.
"Evaluation of Neutron Dose Measurements Techniques for use in a Shipboard Environment"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Martin E. Nelson, Naval Systems Engineering Department
 
EMMETT RANDOLPH WOOTTON III, Marietta, Ga.
"The American in Europe as Portrayed in American Literature of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Bruce E. Fleming, English Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1989-90
Professor Dennis F. Hasson (Chairman), Mechanical Engineering Department
Professor Roger H. Compton, Naval Systems Engineering Department
Associate Professor Francis D. Correll, Physics Department
Associate Professor Boyd A. Waite, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor Robert W. Love Jr., History Department
Assistant Professor Arthur R. Rachwald, Political Science Department
Assistant Professor Ralph G. Juhnke, Division of Professional Development
Professor Richard A. Evans, Librarian, Ex-Officio
 

1991

DAVID LAURENCE BLAZES, Wyoming, Pa.
"Metalloporphyrin Complexes as Model Compounds for Cytochrome P-450"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Jeffrey P. Fitzgerald, Chemistry Department
 
Ψ BRIAN LLEWELLYN DAVIES, Newark, Del.
"Model Testing of Low-crested Breakwaters"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor David L. Kriebel, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
JEFFREY SCOTT DODGE, Bremerton, Wash
"A Fractal Computer Model of Macromolecule-cell Surface Interactions"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Boyd A, Waite, Chemistry Department
 
ROBERT CAMERON DUNN, Prairie Grove, Ariz.
"A Method to Improve Post-impact Compressive Strength in Graphite-epoxy
Composite Materials after Low Temperature Impact"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Dennis F. Hasson, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
BRIAN FRANCIS HUSSEY JR., Long Valley, N.J.
"The U.S. Navy, The Neutrality Patrol and Atlantic Fleet Escort Operations, 1939-1941"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Robert W. Love Jr., History Department
 
ANTHONYJOHN KOTARSKI, Laflin, Pa.
"Defects in Calcite"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Mary C. Wintersgill, Physics Department
and Assistant Professor Joseph F. Lomax, Chemistry Department
 
WILLIAM DAVID KULP III, Salisbury, Md.
"Development of Ion-beam Analysis Techniques for Archeological Research"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Francis D. Correll
and Assistant Professor James R. Huddle, Physics Department
 
PAUL ANDREW LARSON, Medina, Ohio
"Acquired Polarization in Fundamental Symmetry Experiments"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Jeffrey R. Vanhoy, Physics Department
 
CASEY JOHN MOTON, Woodbridge, Va.
"Open-water Resistance and Seakeeping Characteristics of Ships with Ice-breaking Bows"
Faculty Advisors: Professors Roger H. Compton and Bruce C. Nehrling,
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
STEPHEN FRANCIS MURPHY, Baltimore, Md.
"Charting the Course of the Voyenno-Morskoy Flot: Soviet Naval Strategy Towards the Year 2000"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Arthur R. Rachwald, Political Science Department
 
DANIEL BRUCE ROBINSON, Winchester, Va.
"Optical Strain Monitoring in Composite Materials"
Faculty Advisor: Assoeiate Professor Olaf N. Rask, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1990-91
Professor Francis D. Correll (Chairman), Physics Department
Professor Roger H. Compton, NavalArchitecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
Commander William F. Ferris, USN, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
Associate Professor Boyd A. Waite, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor Robert W. Love Jr., History Department
Associate Professor Eva L. Corredor, Language Studies Department
Lieutenant Commander M. Maureen Sullivan, USN, Division of Professional Development

1992

ROBERT LEE DEWITT JR., Scottsdale, Ariz.
"Stereo Vision Controlled Bilateral Telerobotic Remote Assembly Station"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Kenneth A. Knowles, Jr, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
ANDREW SCOTT LOMAX, York, Pa.
"Investigation of Antarctic Sea Ice Concentration Since 1973 by Means of Selected Algorithms"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Peter L. Guth, Oceanography Department
 
CHARLES ANDREW MCCARTNEY, Gates Mills, Ohio
"Picosecond Optical Mixing in Photorefractive Materials"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Steven R. Montgomery, Physics Department
 
MATTHEW FREDERICK McLAUGHLIN, Scotia, N.Y.
"Implementation of a Parallel Stochastic Solving Method for Linearly-Constrained Concave Global Optimization
Problems Using Parallel Computing"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Andrew T. Phillips, Computer Science Department
 
SUSAN STRINGHAM MINTON, Newport Beach, Calif.
"An Investigation into Causative Mechanisms for Explosive Cyclone Development over the Atlantic"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor David R. Smith, Oceanography Department
 
JOHN CHRISTOPHER MOHS, Webster, S.D.
"Investigation of Computer Modeling Techniques and Their Application to Transition State Energies and Conformations"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Debra K Heckendorn, Chemistry Department
 
JAMES ELLISON PARKER III, Richardson, Texas
"Determination of Turbulent Flow Velocities by Nonlinear Acoustic Scattering"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Murray S. Korman, Physics Department
 
KENNETH EARL POORMAN, Salt Lake City, Utah
"Active Control of Foundation Transmissibility Using Magnetostrictive Actuators"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Robert S. Reed, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
DENNIS JAMES RIVET II, Springfield, Mass.
"The Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Rigid-Rod, Dipolar Organic Moleculesfor Second-Harmonic Generation"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor William L. Lavell, Chemistry Department

Ψ BONNIE RENEE ROBERTS, Amarillo, Texas
"Investigation of a Possible Galactic Chimney"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor C. Elise Albert, Physics Department
 
FREDERICK GEORGE SCHENK, Cedarburg, Wis.
"The Effects of Processing on the Navy's New 'Stainless Aluminums' "
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Patrick J. Moran, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
WILLIAM THOMAS SHAFFER, Phoenix, Ariz.
"The Behavior and Dissolution of Carbon Dioxide Bubble Clouds in an Ocean Environment"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Martin R. Cerza, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
ANDREW DONALD WOLFF, Cashmere, Wash.
"Dynamic Analysis of U.S. Direct Investment"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Ksenia Kulchycky, Economics Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1991-92
Professor Francis D. Correll (Chairman), Physics Department
Professor Roger H. Compton, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
Commander William F. Ferris, USN, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
Associate Professor Boyd A Waite, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor Robert W. Love Jr., History Department
Associate Professor Eva L. Corredor, Language Studies Department
Lieutenant Commander M. Maureen Sullivan, USN, Division of Professional Development

1993

 JAMES EDWARD BROWN, Las Vegas, Nev.
"Photochemically Induced Transformations of Transition Metal Complexes"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Joyce E. Shade and Assistant Professor Wayne H. Pearson, Chemistry Department
 
MICHAEL MING-HUA HSU, Clarksville, Tenn.
"A Stereoscopic Vision System with Applications to Automated Docking and Tracking"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor William I. Clement, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
DAVID KERINGER ISMAY, McLean, Va.
"Essential Shift: Scientific Revolution in the 20th Century"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Ro6ert Artigiani, History Department
 
PATRICK MICHAEL KEANE, Waterford, Conn.
"Affirmative Action: A Synthesis of Competing Distributive and Compensatory Models"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Priscilla Machado Zotti, Political Science Department
 
Ψ MICHAEL PATRICK KEITH, Burke, Va.
"Interleukin-2 Signal Transduction: A Diffusion-Kinetics Model"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Boyd A. Waite, Chemistry Department
 
WILLIAM O'NEAL NASH JR., Alexandria, Va.
"Applications of Neural Networks in Fault Detection of Rotating Machinery"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor William I. Clement, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
CARTERWILLIAM PAGE, Poughkeepsie, NY
"Balancing Congressional Needs for Classified Information:
A Case Study of the Strategic Defense Initiative"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Stephen Frantzich, Political Science Department
 
KARL FREDERICK PRIGGE, Golden Valley, Minn.
"Design of a State Space Controller for an Advanced Gas Turbine Engine"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Jerry W. Watts and
Associate Professor Terry E. Dwan, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
JEREMY CHRISTOPHER RICH, Bethesda, Md.
"Investigation of Bubble Dosimeter Suitability for Treaty Verification Applications"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Martin E. Nelson and Assistant Professor Mark J. Harper,
Naval Architecture, Ocean, and Marine Engineering Department
 
GLEN EDWARD SABIN, Central, S.C.
"Delamination in Composite Materials as Observed using an Optical Fiber Strain Gage"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Olaf N. Rask, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
KYLE TRAVIS TURCO, Lewistown, Mont.
"Development of an Interface System for the Design of Submersible Internal Arrangements and Hull Forms"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Bruce Johnson and
Lieutenant Commander William A. Davison, USN, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
Ms. Nancy Anderson Harris, Hydromechanics Laboratory
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1992-93
Professor Francis D. Correll (Chairman), Physics Department
Professor Roger H. Compton, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
Assistant Professor William I. Clement, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
Associate Professor Boyd A. Waite, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor Robert W. Love Jr., History Department
Associate Professor Eva L. Corredor, Language Studies Department
Lieutenant Commander M. Maureen Sullivan, Professional Programs Department

1994

 BRADFORD WHITE BAKER, Richmond, Va.
"Evaluation of Temperature Compensated Dosimeters for Treaty Verification Applications"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Martin E. Nelson and Assistant Professor Mark Harper
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
Ψ TODD DOUGLAS BODE, Bellevue, Wash.
"Modeling the Diurnal Processing Jovian Magnetospheric Field"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Irene M. Engle, Physics Department
 
DAVID WALTER FINK, Skokie, Ill.
"Temperature and Velocity Fields of a Viscous Flow on a Hot Vertical Plate
with Variable Suction and in the Presence of a Specific Magnetic Field"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Robert Granger, Mechanical Engineering Department and
Assistant Professor William I. Clement, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
JASON ROBERT FREI, Hazen, N.D.
"The Effect of Prior Pitting Damage on Repassivation Potential"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Patrick J. Moran, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
MICHAEL WILLIAM GLEESON, Manchester, N.H.
"Correlation of Coral Bleaching Events and Elevated Sea Surface Temperatures"
Faculty Advisors: Adjunct Assistant Professor Alan E. Strong and
Associate Professor David R. Smith, Oceanography Department
 
WILLIAM MONROE GOTTEN JR., Memphis, Tenn.
"Telerobotic Control Using Muscular and Neural Electrical Signals"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Kenneth A. Knowles, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY LINDER, Hartland, Wis.
"Microcomputer Processing and Interpretation of Side-Scan Sonar Data, mid-Chesapeake Bay"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Peter L. Guth, Oceanography Department
 
MICHAEL STEVEN MATTIS, Santa Barbara, Calif.
"The 'Great Code' in Shakespeare's Henriad"
Faculty Advisor: Professor David Allen White, English Department
 
JONATHAN ADAM SIEGLER, Ridgefield, Conn.
"Motor Current Signal Analysis for Diagnosis of Fault Conditions in Shipboard Equipment"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Antal A. Sarkady, Electrical Engineering Department
 
TROY ANTHONY SHOULDERS, Boonville, Ind.
"Rear Adm. Alan G. Kirk, the U.S. Navy, and Operation Overlord, 1944"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Ro6ert W. Love, Jr., History Department
 
ERIK SEAN SMITH, Blue Springs, Mont.
"Application of Fuzzy Logic Control to a Classical Military Tracking Problem"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Carl E. Wick, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
VANN HOWARD WALKE, McLeansville, N.C.
"Computational Solutions to the Molecular Conformation Problem"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Andrew T. Phillips, Computer Science Department
 
LEWIS PHILIP RHODES, Highland, NY
"A Study of the Effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement upon Foreign Investment
in Mexico and the Resulting Effect upon Mexico's Trade with the United States"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Karen Thierfelder, Economics Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1993-94
Professor Francis D. Correll (Chairman), Physics Department
Professor Roger H. Compton, Naval Architechture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
Assistant Professor William I. Clement, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
Professor Boyd A. Waite, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor C. Herb Gilliland, English Department
Associate Professor Barbara Harff, Political Science Department
Lieutenant Margaret Lluy, U.S. Navy, Leadership and Law Department

1995

 SO WON SILAS AHN, Missouri City, Texas
"The Neutralization of Surf Region Mines"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Robert A. Granger, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
BRAD LEE ARTERY, Wheatland, Wyo.
"Major Winter Snow Storm Development: A Comparison of Two Case Studies"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor David R. Smith, Oceanography Department
 
ROBERT HEWITT GOODWIN, Lake Oswego, Ore.
"Reaction Kinetics of Mo (a7S3,a5DJ,a5S2) with CO2, NO, SO2 and N2O"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Mark L. Campbell, Chemistry Department
 
Ψ WESLEY ALLEN HILDEBRANDT, Placentia, CA
"Optimization of Linearly Constrained Indefinite Functions"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Andrew T. Phillips, Computer Science Department
 
FOO SUAN JIONG, Singapore
"Firearms Identification Using Pattern Analysis and Computational Modeling"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Carl E. Wick, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
CAROLINE ELIZABETH MAGEE, Pasadena, CA
"The Characterizatiori of the African-American Male in Literature by African-American Women"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Fred M. Fetrow, English Department
 
BRANNEN GRAYBILL McELMURRAY, Clemson, S.C.
"Employing Digital Signal Processing for Acoustical Analysis"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Carl E. Wick Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
ROBERT SEAN McHENRY, Herndon, Va.
"Design and Construction of a High Temperature Photon Emitter for a Thermophotovoltaic Generator"
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professor Mark J. Harper, Professor Martin E. Nelson and
Associate Professor Keith Lindler Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
BERNARD TIMOTHY MEEHAN, Oak Park, Ill.
"Development and Application of a Scanning Ion Microprobe"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Francis D. Correll and Associate Professor Jeffrey R. Vanhoy, Physics Department
 
JOHN CARL VENTURA, Westport, Mass.
"Reactor Noise Analysis"
Faculty Advisor: Captain Matthew J. Fors6acka, USAF, Physics Department
 
ROBERT HENRY VROMAN, Lehigh Acres, Fla.
"An Analysis into the Uncertainty of Stiffened Panel Ultimate Strength"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Gregory J. White and Assistant Professor Sarah Mouring
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
TIMOTHY MCAULIFFE WINTER, Bethesda, Md.
"The Development of an Operational Global Ocean Climatology through the use of
Remotely Sensed Sea Surface Temperature"
Faculty Advisors: Adjunct Assistant Professor Alan E. Strong and
Associate Professor Peter L. Guth, Oceanography Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1994-95
Associate Professor Joyce E. Shade (Chair), Trident Scholars Program
Professor Dennis F. Hasson, Mechanical Engineering Department
Assistant Professor Colin P. Ratcliffe, Mechanical Engineering Department
Professor Carol G. Crawford, Mathematics Department
Assistant Professor Wayne H. Pearson, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor C. Herbert Gilliland, English Department
Associate Professor Barbara Harff, Political Science Department
Lieutenant Margaret A. Lluy, U.S. Navy, Leadership and Law Department

1996

MICHAEL CONNERY BECKETTE, St. Louis, Mo.
"Economic Tradeoffs of Beach Renourishment"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Bruce Johnson and Associate Professor David L. Kriebel
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
CHAD ARNOLD BOLLMANN, Langhorne, Pa.
"Wave Interaction with Vertical Wave Barriers"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor David L. Kriebel
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
Ψ ANN CHRISTINE CHAMBERLAIN, Washington, D.C.
"Dual Purkinje-Image Eyetracker"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Carl E. Wick
Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
TRACEY LEE DELK, Athens, Tenn.
"Numerical Modeling and Data Analysis of Slopewater Circulation"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Mario E. C. Vieira, Oceanography Department and
Professor Reza Malek-Madani, Mathematics Department
 
SHELLY MARIE LOUSTAUNAU, Kingwood, Texas
"The Effects of Inlet Ducting Geometries on Performance Characteristics of Waterjet Engines
Phase 1: Measurement of Pressure Distribution"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Robert A. Granger, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
JAY ALLEN MIHAL, Madison, Miss.
"The Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams: An Edition"
Faculty Advisors: Professor David O. Tomlinson and Professor John Wooten, English Department
 
JENNIFER ROBINA MILLS, Arlington, Texas
"Investigation of Ion Transport Mechanisms in Nafion in the Presence of Water and Methanol"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Mary Wintersgill, Physics Department
 
WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER PRITCHETT, Houston, Texas
"Distributed Processing Using Single-Chip Microcomputers"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor William I. Clement, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
MARK DAVID SKUBIS, West Chester, Pa.
"Modeling the Saturnian Magnetosphere for the Cassini Mission"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Irene M. Engle, Physics Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1995-96
Professor Joyce E. Shade (Chair), Trident Scholar Program
Professor Dennis F. Hasson, Mechanical Engineering Department
Assistant Professor Colin P. Ratcliffe, Mechanical Engineering Department
Professor Murray S. Korman, Physics Department
Associate Professor Wayne H. Pearson, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor C. Herbert Gilliland, English Department
Associate Professor Barbara Harff, Political Science Department
Lieutenant Margaret A. Lluy, U.S. Navy, Leadership, Ethics and Law Department
Assistant Professor J. Thomas Sanders, Senate Academic Affairs Committee

1997

BRANDON WITT DAVIS, Harrisonburg, Va.
"The Influence of Crystal Orientation on the Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Patrick J. Moran
Mechanical Engineering Department
 
TIMOTHY ALLEN ERICKSON, Auburn, Ca.
"Design and Construction of a Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion System Using Combustion Gases from a T58 Gas Turbine"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Keith W. Lindler and Associate Professor Mark J. Harper, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
KEVIN PAUL GRAVES, Mission Viejo, Ca.
"Continuous Localization and Navigation of Mobile Robots"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Carl E. Wick, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
CHRISTOPHER SMYTH IRWIN, Dedham, Ma.
"An Analysis of Circulation Patterns and Water Column Destratification in the Severn River Estuary"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Mario E. C. Vieira, Oceanography Department and Professor Reza Malek-Madani, Mathematics Department
 
ERICA JOANNE KÖLSCH, Pottsdown, Pa.
"Reaction Kinetics of Sc, V, Cr, Co, and Ni with N2O"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Mark L. Campbell, Chemistry Department
 
PATRICK CHARLES SAXTON, South Bend, Ind.
"Thermophotovoltaic Emitter Material Selection and Design"
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professor Angela L. Moran, Mechanical Engineering Department & Associate Professor Mark J. Harper and Associate Professor Keith W. Lindler, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
Ψ BRETT ALLEN ST. GEORGE, Newnan, Ga.
"Speech Coding and Phoneme Classification Using a Back-propagation Neural Network"
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professor Louiza Sellamin and Instructor Ellen Curran K. Wooten, Electrical Engineering Department
 
ROLAND REGINALD TINK, Hockessin, Del.
"Advanced Controller Retrofit with Acoustic Emission Feedback"
Faculty Advisor: LT Beth L. Pruitt, USN, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1996-97
Professor Joyce E. Shade (Chair), Director, Special Academic Programs
Professor Dennis F. Hasson, Mechanical Engineering Department
Assistant Professor Colin P. Ratcliffe, Mechanical Engineering Department
Associate Professor Andrew T. Phillips, Computer Science Department
Associate Professor Wayne H. Pearson, Chemistry Department
Associate Professor Bruce Fleming, English Department
Associate Professor Steven D. Wrage, Political Science Department
Lieutenant Kathleen A. Atkisson, JAGC, USN, Leadership, Ethics and Law Department
 Professor John Wooten, Senate Academic Affairs Committee

1998

Ψ ROBERT C. CARNELL, Harrisburg, Pa.
"Optimization of the Photon Response for a LiF Thermoluminescent Dosimeter"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Martin E. Nelson, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
TULLIO CELANO III, Boise, Idaho
"The Prediction of Porpoising Inception for Modern Planning Craft"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Roger H. Compton, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
DAVID P. DURKIN, Scranton, Pa.
"Developments in Capillary Electrophoresis for the Detection of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Christine L. Copper, Chemistry Department
 
M. DAMON EASON, Waxahachie, Texas.
"Development of Angular Motion, Angular Momentum, and TorqueKnowledge Bases for an Intelligent Physics Tutoring System"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Kay. G. Schulze, Computer Science Department
 
DEWEY A. LOPES, Annandale, Va.
"A Sub-Bottom Profiler and Side Scan Sonar Study of the Chesapeake Bay"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Peter L. Guth, Oceanography Department
 
IAN J. SCHILLINGER, Avon, N.Y.
"Tunable Light Source"
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professor Philip Battle, Physics Department & Assistant Professor John M. Watkins, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
JOHN S. WIGGINS, Decatur, Ga.
"Active Noise Control Using Magnetic Bearings"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor George E. Piper, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1997-98
Professor Joyce E. Shade (Chair), Director, Special Academic Programs
Associate Professor Gabriel N. Karpouzian, Aerospace Engineering Department
Associate Professor Olaf N. Rask, Weapons and Systems Engineering Department
Professor C. Elise Albert, Physics Department
Associate Professor Andrew T. Phillips, Computer Science Department
Professor Bruce E. Fleming, English Department
Professor Helen E. Purkitt, Political Science Department
LCDR Kathleeen A. Atkisson, JAGC, USN, Leadership, Ethics and Law Department


1999

NICOLE V. AUNAPU, Penngrove, Ca.
"Improved Turbine Blade Cooling Using Endwall Flow Modification"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Karen A. Flack and Assistant Professor Ralph J. Volino, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
BRITT W. BOUGHEY, Ventura, Ca.
"Flat Heat Pipe Design, Construction, and Analysis"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Keith W. Lindler and Associate Professor Martin R. Cerza, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
 
JEREMY J. BRUCH, Highland Park, Il.
"Incorporation of a Magnetotail to the Global Model of the Saturnian Magnetosphere"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Irene M. Engle, Physics Department
 
Ψ JAMES E. COLEMAN, Jr., Tehachapi, Ca.
"Optical Variability of the Chesapeake Bay"
Faculty Advisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Richard W. Spinrad and Adjunct Associate Professor Richard W. Spinrad, Oceanography Department & Associate Professor Steven R. Montgomery, Physics Department
 
NICHOLAS G. OSBURN, Renton, Wa.
"Model-Based Control of Combustion"
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professor Kiriakos Kiriakidis, Weapons and Systems Engineering & Professor Charles F. Rowell, Chemistry Department
 
COREY A. POORMAN, Severna Park, Md.
"The Use of Thermal Spraying to Enhance the Bonding Characteristics of a Urethane-Coated Propeller"
Faculty Advisors: CAPT Owen G. Thorp, III, USNR, and Professor Patrick J. Moran, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
BRYAN D. REX, Lee's Summit, Mo.
"Non-Invasive Detection of CH-46 Aft Gearbox Faults"
Faculty Advisors: Professor Antal A. Sarkady and Associate Professor Kelly A. Korzeniowski, Electrical Engineering Department
 
JAMES A. SCHROEDER, Minnetonka, Mn.
"Reduction in Copper Electrode Life Due to the Resistance Welding of Aluminum"
Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor Angela L. Moran, Mechanical Engineering Department
 
KEVIN SIMMONS, St. George, Barbados
"The Effect of Externally Retrofitted Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites on the Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Beams"
Faculty Advisors: Associate Professor Sarah E. Mouring, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department &Associate Professor Oscar Barton, Jr., Mechanical Engineering Department
 
JAMES B. SOLOMON, Fairfax, Va.
"The Multilateral Force:  America's Nuclear Solution for NATO (1960-1965)"
Faculty Advisor: Professor Robert W. Love, Jr., History Department
 
JOHN W. WATERSTON, Chicago, Il.
"Development and Implementation of an Adaptive Error Correction Coding Scheme for a Full Duplex Communication Channel"
Faculty Advisors: Assistant Professor E. Currie K. Wooten and Associate Professor William E. Bennett, Electrical Engineering Department
 
JOSHUA T. WOOD, Houma, La.
"Error Statistics of Time-Delay Embedding Prediction on Chaotic Time-Series"
Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Erik M. Bollt, Mathematics Department
 
TRIDENT SCHOLAR COMMITTEE, 1998-99
Professor Joyce E. Shade (Chair), Director, Special Academic Programs
Professor Gabriel N. Karpouzian, Aerospace Engineering Department
Associate Professor Kenneth L. Tuttle, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department
Professor C. Elise Albert, Physics Department
Professor Peter R. Turner, Mathematics Department
Professor Bruce E. Fleming, English Department
Professor Helen E. Purkitt, Political Science Department
LCDR George M. Fruchterman, JAGC, USN, Leadership, Ethics and Law Department
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