Andersen, Bonnie
Title:
Associate Professor - Physics
Office:
PS 227
Phone:
801-863-6839
Mail Code:
179
Download pdf document
Last Updated: 11/19/14 -

Bonnie (McLaughlin) Andersen

    Dept. of Physics, Utah Valley University

MS 179

800 W University Pkwy

Orem, UT 84058

(801)863-6839

bonniem@uvu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

      Doctorate of Philosophy in Experimental Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. August 2008.

GPA 3.88 on a 4.0 scale

Dissertation: “Study and Development of High Frequency Thermoacoustic Prime Movers with Piezoelectric Transducer” Orest Symko, advisor.

 

Bachelor of Science Physics Major with Physics Teaching Certification and Mathematics Minor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. April 2004.

GPA 3.83 on a 4.0 scale

Senior Thesis: “Creating a High-Power, Laser Diode End-Pumped CW Green Laser,” Scott Bergeson and Dallin Durfee, advisors.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. August 2008-present.

·        Experimental Physics

·        Physical Acoustics: Thermoacoustics

·        NI LabVIEW programming

·        Team-Based Learning

 

Research in Thermoacoustics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. August 2005-August 2008.

·        Optimization of materials and designs

·        Computational modeling in C++

·        Pressure & Thermal Sensors

·        Acoustics

 

Educator, Alpine School District, American Fork, UT. August 2004-May 2005.

·        Physics

·        Algebra I & Algebra II

·        Earth Systems

 

Pre-Service Teacher Intern, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. May-July 2004.

·        Preparation of an educational solar energy pamphlet

·        Reduction of wave guide effects with organic semiconductors through etching and fibers

·        Characterization of the performance of novel transparent conducting oxides

·        Comparison of deposition techniques of conducting polymers

 

Research in Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. May 2002-August 2003.

·        Building a high power continuous-wave green laser

·        Constructing circuits for a temperature controller and a laser diode driver

·        Machining an optical breadboard and a heat sink

 

Teaching Assistant, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Jan.-Apr. 2002, May-Dec. 2003.

·        TA, tutorial lab for introductory physics courses (Physics 105, 106, 121, 123 & 220)

·        Lab instructor, (Physics 107 & 108)

·        TA & Grader for Electricity & Magnetism II (Physics 442)

TEACHING

 

Courses Taught

 

  • Physics 2010/2020, College Physics 1 & 2: algebra-based introductory physics courses that cover the topics of kinematics, energy and momentum conservation, thermal physics, fluids, optics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

 

  • Physics 3210, Introduction to Experimental Physics 1: an intermediate lab course that emphasizes experiments in modern physics, error analysis and propagation, formal written reports, and formal oral presentation.

 

  • Physics 3220, Introduction to Experimental Physics II: an intermediate laboratory course that emphasizes programming and principles of data acquisition using NI LabVIEW, an industry-standard software package.

 

  • Physics 3230, Principles of Electronics: an intermediate lab/lecture course that emphasizes basic elements of DC, AC, and digital circuits, with both theory and application. Students build and test such circuits using advanced mathematical techniques (e.g., differential equations and complex variables) and measuring instruments (e.g., oscilloscopes and digital multimeters). They utilize these skills to build a final project.

 

Professional Development

 

  • UVU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence
    • Learning Circle on Team-Based Learning, Spring 2013
    • Scholarship on Teaching and Engagement Conference, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Teaching Academy Graduate, 2010
    • Faculty Mentor, 2009/2010
    • New Faculty Teaching Scholars, 2009
  • American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, March 2013
  • National Instruments Training
    • Utah Valley LabVIEW Users Group, meetings held every other month, Dec 2008-present
    • LabVIEW Developer Day, March 2011
    • Technical Symposium, October 2008
  • Students Consulting on Teaching,
    • Survey comparing two online homework systems, Spring 2013.
    • Observation and summary, Spring 2012.
    • Focus Groups, Spring 2011.
  • Symposium on Environmental Ethics, 2009

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP

 

Talks

 

  • B. Andersen, *D. Pease and *J. Wright, “Hysteresis of mode transitions with varying cavity length of bottle-shaped thermoacoustic prime movers,” International Congress on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada.  June 2013.

 

  • B. Andersen, “Applying Principles of Team Based Learning in Lower and Upper Division Physics Courses,” Scholarship on Teaching and Engaged Learning Conference, Orem, UT, March 2013.

 

  • B. Andersen, “Applying Principles of Team Based Learning in Lower and Upper Division Physics Courses,” American Association of Physics Teachers, Orem, UT, March 2013.

 

  • *J. Wright and B. Andersen Dissonant Modes of Bottle-shaped Thermoacoustic Prime Movers Part 1: Mode Transitions with Varying Cavity Length” Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research, Logan, UT.  February, 2013.

 

  • *D. Pease and B. Andersen, "Dissonant Modes of Bottle-shaped Thermoacoustic Prime Movers Part 2: Hysteresis of Mode Transitions," Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research, Logan, UT. February, 2013.

 

  • *J. Wright and B. Andersen, “Dissonant Modes of Bottle-shaped Thermoacoustic Prime Movers Part 1: Mode Transitions with Varying Cavity Length,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Socorro, NM.  October, 2012.

 

  • *D. Pease and B. Andersen, “Dissonant Modes of Bottle-shaped Thermoacoustic Prime Movers Part 2: Hysteresis of Mode Transitions,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Socorro, NM.  October, 2012.

 

  • *M. Jorgensen and B. Andersen, “Determining the order of importance of six geometric parameters related to heat exchangers for thermoacoustic prime movers,” National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.  February, 2012.

 

  • *C. Heward and B. Andersen, Effect of varying resonator length for thermoacoustic prime movers” National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.  February, 2012.

 

  • *D. Pease and B. Andersen,Optimizing the stack length of thermoacoustic prime movers” National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.  February, 2012.

 

  • *M. Jorgensen and Bonnie Andersen, “Determining the order of importance of six geometric parameters related to heat exchangers for thermoacoustic prime movers,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Tuscan, AZ. October, 2011.

 

  • *C. Heward and B. Andersen,Effect of varying resonator length for thermoacoustic prime movers,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Tuscan, AZ.  October, 2011.

 

  • *D. Pease and B. Andersen,Optimizing the stack length of thermoacoustic prime movers,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Tuscan, AZ. October, 2011.

 

  • B. Andersen, “Service and Engaged Learning at the Capitol Reef Field Station,” Scholarship on Teaching and Engaged Learning Conference, Orem, UT, March 2011.

 

  • *M. Jorgensen, and B. Andersen, “Comparing woven wire screens as thermoacoustic prime mover heat exchangers” Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT. February, 2011.

 

  • *I. Cox, *M. Jorgensen, and B. Andersen, “Comparing heat exchangers of thermacoustic prime movers with a Van der Pol model,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Ogden, UT.  October, 2010.

 

  • *M. Jorgensen, and B. Andersen, “Comparing woven wire screens as thermoacoustic prime mover heat exchangers,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Ogden, UT.  October, 2010.

 

  • *E. Bassett and B. Andersen, “Optimum stack position within a bottle-shaped thermoacoustic engine,” Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, UT.  February, 2010.

 

  • B. Andersen & O. Symko, Effects of heat exchanger size on gain of thermoacoustic prime mover,” Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio, TX.  October 2009.

 

  • *D. James and Bonnie Andersen “Nonlinear model of onset of thermoacoustic engines,”. APS Four Corners Meeting, Golden, CO.  October, 2009.

 

  • *E. Bassett and Bonnie Andersen, “Optimum stack position within a bottle-shaped thermoacoustic Engine,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Golden, CO. October, 2009.

 

  • *J. Bridge and Bonnie Andersen, “Optimum cavity radius within a bottle-shaped thermoacoustic engine,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Golden, CO. October, 2009.

 

  • B. Andersen and O. Symko, “Helmholtz-like resonators for thermoacoustic prime movers,” Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, OR.  May 2009.

 

  • B. McLaughlin and O. Symko “Acoustic Conversion of Heat to Sound at Mid-Audio Frequencies.” Meeting of the Acoustic Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT. June 2007.

 

Invited Talks

 

·        B. Andersen, “Modes of Bottle-shaped thermoacoustic engines,” UVU Colloquium, Orem, UT, Dec. 2010.

 

·        B. Andersen, “Modes of Bottle-shaped thermoacoustic engines,” BYU Colloquium, Provo, UT, Dec. 2010.

 

·        B. McLaughlin, “My Experience as a Science Graduate Student with a Visual Disability,” Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Utah, Layton, UT May 2007.

 

 

Posters

 

  • *T. Allen, *N. Wells, and B. Andersen, “Mode transitions in strings with an abrupt change in mass density,” APS Four Corners, Denver, CO, October 2013.

 

  • *D. Pease and B. Andersen, Optimizing the stack length of thermoacoustic prime movers” BYU Royster Competition, Provo, UT.  December, 2011.

 

  • *J. Bridge and B. Andersen, “Optimum cavity radius within a bottle-shaped thermoacoustic engine,” Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, UT.  February, 2010.

 

  • B. McLaughlin, J. Daily, S. Bergeson, and D. Durfee, “How to build your own green laser.”  APS Division of Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics, Boulder, CO. May 2003.

 

  • B. McLaughlin, J. Daily, S. Bergeson, and D. Durfee, “A high power diode pumped CW green laser,” APS Four Corners Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.  October, 2002

 

 

Paper

 

  • B. Andersen, *D. Pease and *J. Wright, “Hysteresis of mode transitions with varying cavity length of bottle-shaped thermoacoustic prime movers,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19. June 2013.

 

Peer-Reviewed Paper

 

  • B. Andersen and O. Symko, “Helmholtz-like resonators for thermoacoustic prime movers,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  February 2009.

 

*Indicates Students

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP/CERTIFICATION

 

      Acoustical Society of America

        American Physical Society

        American Association of Physics Teachers

        Utah Valley LabVIEW Users Group

        Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer

 

 

SERVICE

 

Student Mentoring and Engaged Learning

 

  • Thermoacoustic research with eleven students exploring geometric factors for high frequency thermoacoustic prime movers.
    • Student Awards
      • Best paper David Pease at APS Four Corners in 2012.
      • Best paper Michael Jorgensen at APS Four Corners in 2011.
      • Best poster award for David Pease at BYU Royster Competition in 2011.
    • Student Funding

§  UVU’s College of Science and Health’s Scholarly Activities Committee

·        P. Lara and B. Andersen, “Colorado Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics CUWiP in Colorado School of Mines,” ($1,200).

·        C. Heward, D. Pease, and B. Andersen, “Effect of Varying the Stack Length on Performance of Thermoacoustic Engines,” 2011 ($2,000).

      • UVU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (formerly Scholarly and Creative Opportunities Program)
        • David Pease 2012 ($1500).
        • M. Jorgensen 2011 ($1500).
        • Michael Jorgensen and Itzel Cox, 2010 (each $1500).
        • Elwin Bassett 2009 ($1200).
  • Service Learning Course
    • Obtained $7,750 (see below) funding for students to design a monitoring system at UVU’s Capitol Reef Field Station.
    • Students wrote proposals and budgets for their projects.
    • Students designed and programmed the projects.
    • Students travelled twice to the station.
    • Students presented their work at the local LabVIEW Users Group in April 2011.
    • Students wrote reflections.
  • Student Presentations/Posters Not Previously Listed
    • Students from 3220, Utah Valley LabVIEW Users Group April 2011, May 2012, and May 2013.
    • *E. Bassett and Bonnie Andersen, “Optimum stack position within a bottle-shaped thermoacoustic Engine,” Scholarship on Teaching and Engaged Learning Conference, Orem, UT, April 2010.
    • *J. Bridge and B. Andersen, “Optimum cavity radius within a bottle-shaped thermoacoustic engine,” Scholarship on Teaching and Engaged Learning Conference, Orem, UT, April 2010.

 

Organizational Involvement

 

  • Hosting committee chair for APS Regional Conference Four Corners Section in 2014 
  • APS Four Corners Section Member at Large, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. July 2013-present.
  • Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Spring 2013.
  • Science Association of Women, 2008-2012.
  • Letter for UVU Office of Prospective Students, May 2009.
  • Society of Physics Students Vice President, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.  2003/2004.

Event Involvement

 

  • “Listen Up! And Get Involved,” Workshop for Girl Scouts/Girls Guide, Acoustical Society of America, May 2011 and June 2013.
  • “Physics Day at Lagoon,” Farmington, UT, May 2013.
  • Utah Valley LabVIEW User Group: Roundtable Discussion, Lehi, UT, Jan. 2013.
  • “UVU Research Day,” Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, Feb. 2013.
  • “Expanding Your Horizons,” Utah Valley University,Orem, UT. Mar. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • B. Andersen, “LabVIEW can help you get a job,” UVU Colloquium, Orem, UT, Nov. 2012.
  •  “Empowering Your Tomorrow,” Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, Nov. 2009, Sept. 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • “Girls Retreat on Wisdom (formerly Sister to Sister Outreach),” Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, June 2011 and 2012.
  • “College and the Blind Intertwined Faculty Panal,” Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 2012.
  • “Science Without Sight Family Fair” Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 2011.
  • B. Andersen, “Why are women still a minority in physics?,” UVU Colloquium, Orem, UT, Oct. 2011.
  • B. Andersen, “Research in Acoustics and the Acoustical Society of America,” UVU Colloquium, Orem, UT, Nov. 2009.
  • “Science Day at the U” Volunteer, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.  Nov. 2005, Nov. 2006, Nov. 2007.
  • “Science Without Sight is Exciting” Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. April, 2007.

 

Judging/Reviewing

 

  • APS Four Corners Judge, 2010, 2011
  • Royster Poster Competition of the Acoustical Society of America, Local Chapter Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Dec 2010 and 2011.
  • Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair, Mar 2010.
  • National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, University of Utah, Mar. 2008.

 

 

FUNDING & AWARDS

 

·        Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities Grants

·        T. Doyle and B. Andersen, “Improving Breast Cancer Surgery with Ultrasound: Clinical Studies,” 2013 ($3,756).

·        B. Andersen, “Thermoacoustic Engine Performance,” 2010 ($1, 765).

·        ICA-ASA Young Scientist Conference Attendee Grant, 2013, (~$560).

·        Women in Acoustics Travel Grant, May 2011 (~$500).

  • UVU’s Center for Engaged Learning Grants (CEL and GEL)

·        B. Andersen, “Transforming Physics 3220 into an NI LabVIEW Academy” 2013 ($1,549).

·        T. Doyle and B. Andersen, “Breast Cancer Research Experiences,” 2012 ($9,972).

·        B. Andersen, “CRFS Monitoring Project,” 2010 ($5,000).

·        B. Andersen, “Thermoacoustic Energy Conversion,” 2010 ($2,500).

·        UVU’s College of Science and Health Scholarly Activities Committee Awards, Utah Valley University

·        Summer stipends 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 ($7, 180).

·        Faculty research involving students

·        B. Andersen, “Exploring hysteresis of and improving efficiency with new gases for thermoacoustic engines ,” 2013 ($4,965).

·        B. Andersen, “Improving Heat Transfer to and Resonator Design of Thermoacoustic Prime Movers,” 2012 ($2,800)

·        B. Andersen, “Optimizing Geometric Factors of Thermoacoustic Engines” 2011 ($5,200).

·        B. Andersen, “Transformation of Heat Energy into Acoustic Energy,”2010 ($2,000).

·        Scholarly and Creative Opportunities Program, Special Projects, 2010 ($500).

·        Grants from Center for Engaged Learning, Utah Valley University, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

·        Presidential Faculty Scholarly Activities Awards, Utah Valley University

·        B. Andersen, “Thermoacoustic Engine Performance,” 2010 ($2,000).

·        B. Andersen, “Thermoacoustic Energy Conversion,” 2009 ($2,000).

  • Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

·        Instructional Development Grant 2010 ($750).

·        Instructional Development Grant 2009 ($750).

·        Faculty Supplemental Travel Grant, 2009 ($635).

·        Phi Kappa Phi (National Academic Honor Society), 2003.