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Click on a year to view a list of the schools and participants who
have joined
CROP each year:





CROP Participants are drawn from high schools across the state of Nebraska, from Omaha to Osceola and Anselmo-Merna. Wayne State College joins these high schools with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to complete the list of CROP participants.

Here's who's participating in CROP at Wayne State College

Dr. Todd S. Young, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, heads up the CROP efforts here at Wayne State College. Dr. Young is the Wayne State RHOP and MARHOP Coordinator, and belongs to the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA), the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Planetary Society, and is a current State Board Member of Area Health Education Center. Besides becoming involved with CROP, Dr. Young actively participates in the "Physical Science on the Road" Show and is very active in promoting the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club on campus and the Wayne Community Theater. In his spare time, Dr. Young likes to write and root for the Minnesota Vikings!

Beth Johnson is now a senior at Wayne State College. She has been involved in CROP since Wayne State College joined the project in 2001 at the Summer Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Since then, Beth has been instrumental in helping to keep the CROP effort alive at WSC. This website was actually created as part of her Senior Honors Project, allowing her to fully incorporate her fascination with CROP and physics with her Marketing major and Art and Online Media minors. Beth is active in several campus oraganizations, including Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Cardinal Key Honor Society, Campus Crusade for Christ, Art Club, Advertising Club and the International Club.

Kyle Prososki has participated in CROP at two different schools. Kyle originally joined CROP in 2001 while in high school in Osceola. He is currently a sophomore at Wayne State college, majoring in Chemistry as a Pre-Pharmacy student. Kyle's primary responsibilities with CROP include keeping our equipment functioning smoothly, teaching new students the ropes, and overseeing continuing experiements while setting up new ones. As well as working faithfully on CROP, Kyle is also a Resident Assistant in Berry Hall for the Basement guys' side.

Ryan Klinetobe joins CROP in the fall of 2003. He is currently a senior at Wayne State College, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies in Physics. Ryan hails from Battle Creek, Nebraska, where he excelled in football and wrestling. Now at Wayne State College, he is in charge of collecting and analyzing our cosmic ray shower data. Ryan is also maintaining our equipment with Kyle and making sure the scintillators are in top working condition. When Ryan isn't working on CROP he can often be found watching a football game or out playing a round of golf.
Past CROP Participants at WSC
Tyler Maas worked on CROP during 2002. He attended the CROP 2002 Fall Seminar in Lincoln, NE and was instrumental in helping to collect our initial set of data.

Richard Engel worked with us on CROP for the first two years of our participation in the project. Rich attended the CROP 2001 Summer workshop with Beth. Rich was a physics major while working with us on CROP. He is now a Computer Science Major and is working on other projects. We wish him the best in his new endeavors.
Intellectual Property - 2003 - WSC's CROP Team