Campus Emergency Exercise Today - May 28, 2015

On Thursday, May 28, Davidson College will conduct a full-scale campus emergency exercise in conjunction with Davidson Police, Davidson Fire Department, Cornelius Fire Department, Mount Mourne Fire Department and Mooresville Fire Department.

The event will occur on the main campus area, and the college asks that the general public avoid the area as much as possible from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will include the presence of emergency vehicles, equipment and personnel.

The exercise is part of regular emergency preparedness activities the college performs every year.

Web alert 1 posted at 9:15 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 2 posted at 9:25 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 3 posted at 9:38 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 4 posted at 9:52 a.m., updated at 10:15 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 5 posted at 10:45 a.m., updated at 11 a.m., updated at 11:20 a.m., updated at 11:40 a.m. (sm)

Campus Emergency Exercise Today - May 28, 2015

Timothy Gfroerer


Ph.D. Dartmouth
M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. University of the South


My research interests center on making solar cells more efficient. More specifically, we conduct spectroscopic investigations of defects in semiconductors with application to photovoltaic devices. Our experimental techniques include excitation, temperature, position, and time-dependent measurements of photoluminescence, heat, and capacitance.

Like most experimentalists, I love playing, learning, and teaching in the lab. My students and I share a strong interest in renewable energy technology and we've published a variety of papers in this field, including a recent feature article in The Physics Teacher magazine. Our collaboration with scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and UNC-Charlotte has been supported by grants from Research Corporation, the Petroleum Research Fund, and the Charlotte Research Institute.

While physics is my first love, I also have a master's degree in electrical engineering, which informs my service as the engineering dual-degree adviser at Davidson. When I'm not doing physics, I enjoy spending time with my awesome son Bernie. We like soccer, sailing, hiking, gardening, and attending art/music festivals.