12 top undergrads chosen as 2017 Summer Scholars Featured

    The Materials Processing Center and the Center for Materials Science and Engineering have selected 12 outstanding undergraduates to conduct graduate-level research on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., from June 15, 2017 to August 5, 2017.

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    Suna Njie, a 2016 Summer Scholar, soaks graphene in water to remove an etching solution. She worked in the Strano Lab at MIT under postdoc Pingwei Liu. Photo, Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center

    This year’s Summer Scholars are:

    • Alejandro Aponte, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
    • Stephanie Bauman, University of South Florida
    • Lucia Brunel, Northwestern University
    • Richard Canty, University of Virginia
    • Amrita Duggal, California State University, Channel Islands
    • Kaila Holloway, Howard University
    • Saleem Iqbal, University of New Mexico
    • Gaetana Michelet, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
    • Grace Noel, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Alexandra Oliveira, University of Connecticut
    • Kirill Shmilovich, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    • Luke Soule, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

    Interns select their own projects from faculty presentations given during the first few days of the program. MPC and the CMSE sponsor the eight-week National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates internships with support from NSF’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers program [grant DMR-14-19807].

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