Check out Dr. Marty Kordesch’s amazing undergraduate student!
Engineering Physics major Sophia Medvid loves music and physics. As the first female Field Commander in the history of The Ohio University Marching 110, she leads by example on and off the field.
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As a physicist, Medvid wants to know how things work. For her senior thesis project, she analyzed vibrations of the mellophone, one of the instruments she plays. She wanted to see if the vibrational modes significantly affect the sound coming from the mellophone. In what ways do the bell vibrations affect the sound? Her senior thesis project addresses this question.
Medvid’s physics lab precision and her research presentation led to an award of ‘Honorable Mention’ at the annual Society of Physics Undergraduate Research conference, sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of the Society of Physics Students.
She is a commanding presence at Ohio University in music and in science.
Production and Videography: Video production intern Ray Frost, Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies
Video Production Consultant: Jean Andrews
Physics Faculty Consultant: Martin Kordesch
Music: OHIO Communications and Marketing
Marching 110 Band videography footage: William Laterza and Clinton Amand-- used with permission from Ohio Today alumni magazine
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