Virtual REU Program - Summer 2020

In the Summer of 2020 the Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials hosted a virtual two-week program with a focus on personal and professional development. The undergraduate students worked together to brainstormed Grand Challenges of the 21st Century. The REUs then worked together to research and present their challenges and present some ideas on how to resolve or move toward a solution. 

 

Meet the REUs!

 

Alexis Alvidrez

Waste Management: Developing a Nanodevice to Sustainably Degrade Polyethylene

The University of Texas at El Paso

Mechanical Engineering

 

*Funded by NASCENT

Angel Randall

Waste Management: Developing a Nanodevice to Sustainably Degrade Polyethylene

Prairie View A&M University

Mechanical Engineering

 

*Funded by NASCENT

Ashley Baringer

Carbon Sequestering and Sustainability in Steel Production

University of Florida

Materials Science & Engineering

Caleb Riggins

VR Personalized Learning

Prairie View A&M University

Mechanical Engineering

 

*Funded by NASCENT

Cfir Boim

Quantum Key Distribution

University of Texas at Dallas

Physics

Claire Welton

Carbon Sequestering and Sustainability in Steel Production

Austin College

Chemistry

Eniola Adegbola

VR Personalized Learning

Texas State University

Biochemistry

 

Gabriel Pohlman

Carbon Sequestering and Sustainability in Steel Production

Texas State University

Chemistry and Computer Science

Mohamed Faris

Optimal Supercritical Drying Method to Produce Aerogels

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Chemical Engineering

Nadia Hannon

VR Personalized Learning

Austin College

Physics and Art

 

*Funded by NASCENT

Omar Aroche

Quantum Key Distribution

University of Texas at El Paso

Mechanical Engineering

 

*Funded by NASCENT

Sean Karg

Quantum Key Distribution

Stevens Institute of Technology

Physics

Sophie Paul

Optimal Supercritical Drying Method to Produce Aerogels

Carnegie Mellon University

Materials Science & Engineering and Art

Tristan Croft

Implementation of “Mechano-responsive” Materials in Nanodevices

Texas State University

Chemistry

Vivian Rogers

Implementation of “Mechano-responsive” Materials in Nanodevices

University of Texas at Austin

Electrical & Computer Engineering