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Department of Physics

Carla Benton Receives 2009 Presidential Commendation for Excellence in Co-curricular Activities

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Carla Benton, a junior, has received a 2009 Presidential Commendation for Excellence in Co-curricular Activities.

Miss Benton is in her junior year in the physics program, with a current GPA of 4.0. She recently was invited to present her undergraduate research work at the 13th Annual Undergraduate Poster Session on Capitol Hill organized by the Council on Undergraduate Education, where she was visited by Senator Steve Austria. She has already co-authored 3 papers:

  • D. T. Petkie, C. Benton, E. Bryan, "Millimeter Wave Radar for Remote Measurement of Vital Signs," 2009 IEEE Radar Conference; Radar: From Science to Systems, Paper 3162 (Pasadena, CA, May 4-8, 2009).
  • D. T. Petkie, C. Benton, E. Bryan, “Millimeter-wave radar for vital signs sensing,” Proceedings of SPIE: Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 7308 (Orlando, Florida USA, 13 April 2009).
  • D. T. Petkie, E. Bryan, C. Benton, C. Phelps, J. Yoakum, M. Rogers , A. Reed, “Remote respiration and heart rate monitoring with millimeter-wave/terahertz radars,” Proceedings of SPIE: Europe Security and Defence: Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology, 7117 (Cardiff, Wales, UK, 17-18 September 2008).

She has received numerous scholarships during her years at WSU, including the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association, the Choose Ohio First Scholarship, and the 2009 Women in Science Giving scholarship. In 2009, she was inducted into the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society.