REU 2014

The REU students on the first day of the program.
Back Row: Mark Brown, Saul Propp, Shawn Geller, Hayden Nunley, Katherine De Los Santos
Front Row: Alexa Rakoski, Rachel Perfecto, Valeria Guadalupe, Margaret Huff
In Chicago after visiting the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium

Underground at Fermilab

Posing in front of Richard Feynman's van

Back Row: Ross Jennings, Guojun Zhang, Mark Brown, Jia Li, Hayden Nunley
Middle Row: Heling Zhu, Fangming Xie, Alexa Rakoski, Shawn Geller, Taylor Baildon, Saul Propp
Front row: Katherine De Los Santos, Rachel Perfecto, Margaret Huff, Valeria Guadalupe, Zhilu Zhang

Wednesday, August 6
9:30
Alexa Rakoski (University of Notre Dame) Paper Characterizing topologicalinsulators: transport measurements and capacitance probe design
9:45
Nicholas Liu (Pioneer High School) Quantifying Fluorescence of Rhodamine 6g
10:00
Daniel Pfeifle (Drake University) Beta galactosidase
10:15
Alex Maynard (Pioneer High School) Decay of Light from Interacting Particles
10:30
Break

10:45
Mark Brown (Virginia Polytechnic Institute) Paper A Precision Measurement of the Rydberg Constant
11:00
Elizabeth Langenburg (Grosse Pointe South High School) Spin Signal in Bulk Semiconductors
11:15
Seoyoung Kwon (Troy High School) Solid state synthesis and characterization of SnN-1Bi2SeN+2 layered compounds for thermoelectric applications
11:30
Joshua Skootsky (Yeshiva University) Computationally Efficient Automated Feature Finding and Tracking
11:45
Lunch

1:15
Rachel Perfecto (Yale University) Paper Evaluating Redmapper's Galaxy Cluster Centering Algorithm
1:30
Ross Jennings (Carleton College) Finding Kuiper Belt Objects withDES - I
1:45
Zhilu Zhang (Carleton College) Paper Finding Kuiper Belt Objects with DES - II
2:00
Break

2:15
Nigel Michki (SUNY, Buffalo)
2:30
Trevor LaMountain (Bard College) Characterization of nanowires for a red laser on {001} silicon
2:45
Taylor Baildon (Carleton College) Paper Opening a Cryostat to Light
3:00
Daria Stelmak (Washetenaw International High School) Layer by layer process using gold nanoparticles and polyurethane solutions to create a conductive film on PDMS substrate
3:15
Break

3:30
Saul Propp (College of Wooster) Paper LHC Cross Sections inMCFM/DYNNLO for ATLAS
3:45
Cody Patterson (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) Plasmonics of Chiral Nanorods and Quantifying Birefringence
4:00
Jia Li (USTC) Paper Simulating Surface Band Bendingof YbB6 with Self-consistent Poisson-Schrödinger Method
4:15
Timothy Stead (St. Bonaventure University) The Immune System and MHC class I Folding

Thursday, August 7
9:30
Julie Miller (The Pennsylvania State University) Interlayer dielectric and interconnect for heterointegration
9:45

Katie Kruk (Grand Valley State University)

10:00
Staci Hill (Middlebury College) Surface Micromachining of Microfluidic Devices
10:15
Valeria Guadalupe (Stetson University) DESI Calibration
10:30
Break
10:45
Eitan Halpern (Huron High School) Polarization Control of InGaN Emission
11:00
Emma Regan (Wellesley College) Two Photon Photoactivation and Excitation for Superresolution Imaging
11:15
Brandy Grove (Kent State University) Optimizing Convergence of FDTD Simulations
11:30
Guojun Zhang (USTC) Paper Wilson Loop in Matrix Model
11:45
Lunch

1:00
Katherine De Los Santos (Queens College, CUNY) Paper Aerosols and Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation
1:15
Heling Zhu (USTC) Paper Study of the inclusive 4-leptonproduction at LHC
1:30
Julia Trombley (Groves High School) ZB GaN NW MBE Growth and Analysis
1:45
Hayden Nunley (University of Oklahoma) Boundary Roughness in DrosophilaWing Discs
2:00
Break

2:15
Samantha Kang (University of Washington) Microfabrication and Dynamic Testing of Electromagnetic Microactuators for Endomicroscopy
2:30
Aiman Sherani (Wellesley College)
2:45
Maggie Huff (Kenyon College) Paper K0TO: Data Acquisition in High-Energy Particle Physics and Evidence for CP Violation
3:00
Fangming Xie (USTC) Paper Simulating the bending shape of suspended micro-membrane (Power Point)
3:15
Break

3:30
Benjamin Vizy (Purdue University) Direct Writing for Biological Applications: Cell Patterning into Microfluidic Channels and Nanoparticle Writing onto Patterned Substrate
3:45
Samuel Arthur (Colby College) Photovoltaic Devices Made from Plasma Doped 2D Layered Semiconductors
4:00
Shawn Geller (Reed College) Paper Modeling Spin Noise in GaAs
4:15
Maxwell Hawley (University of Michigan) Detecting Dark Matter