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About Seth Ashman

Positions

Present Assistant Professor of Physics, Providence College Engineering, Physics and Systems
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20102013 Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point ‐ Physics
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20062009 Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, Lehigh University
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Honors and Awards

  • “Lab Without a Lab”, NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) – Proposal in preparation – Due in Fall 2017
  • Providence College Information Technology Development Program (ITDP) 2017 Summer Institute – Proposal to develop curricular materials for General Physics I utilizing open source textbook University Physics by OpenStax and other open educational resources
  • “RUI: Improving Double Minimum Potential Energy Functions of Alkali Diatomic Molecules”, Submitted to NSF Fall 2016, awaiting decision
  • Rhode Island Space Grant - $15000 awarded (2015-2016)
  • Rhode Island Space Grant - $4000 summer research stipend awarded to UG student Emma Burgess (2016)
  • Selected as Providence College Summer Scholar in 2015 — award provides a summer stipend allowing focus on research in summer months
  • CAFR grant award, “Comparison of fluorescence and polarization spectroscopy of atomic rubidium” - $8692 (2014- 2015)
  • CAFR grant award, “Travel funds to offset costs of visiting Wesleyan University for weekly collaboration visits” - $6684 (2015-2016)
  • Cottrell college science award (Research Corporation) — not funded (2013-2014)
  • Selected as one of three scholars from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point for Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program for 2012-2013 academic year
  • Cottrell college science award (Research Corporation) — Invited to submit full application — not funded
  • Co-PI on NSF proposal, “All optically controlled, remotely actuated negative index metamaterial based ultraminiature sensor for remote environmental monitoring” – not funded
  • Co-PI on NSF proposal, “Exploring thermal transport processes controlled by light” – not funded
  • Successfully funded for two competitive internal University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point research grants
  • Lehigh University Teaching assistant award, 2007
  • Lehigh University Dean’s fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences - pays tuition and stipend for one year, (2005-2006)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Outstanding achievement in physics award, 2002
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Outstanding senior in physics award, Sigma Pi Sigma (ΣΠΣ) inductee - national honor society for physics, Spring 2000
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Kozloff Award Recipient - award granted for independent research projects, Spring 2001
  • Vice president (2001-2002) and Secretary (2000-2001) of SPS - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania chapter

Courses

  • General Physics I (EPS 101)
  • General Physics I Lab (EPS 101L)
  • General Physics II (EPS 102)
  • General Physics II Lab (EPS 102L)
  • Astronomy (EPS 117)
  • Applied Quantum Mechanics (EPS 448)
  • Classical Dynamics (EPS 401)
  • Research (EPS 295, 296, 395, 396, 495, 496)

Education

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August 2010 PhD, Physics, Lehigh University
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January 2007 MS, Physics, Lehigh University
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May 2002 BS, Physics, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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May 2002 BS, Secondary Education with physics specialization, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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Publications (7)

Conference Presentations (17)