Mishawaka High School Students Present Posters to Wrap Up Internship Experience

Mishawaka Poster Presenters 2018

Five high school students wrapped up the spring semester of the ND Energy and Mishawaka High School Internship Program with a poster presentation on Wednesday, May 23, in the Atrium of Stinson-Remick Hall. The poster presentation allowed the students to share their research projects with family, friends, School City of Mishawaka administrators, and other research group members.

Each fall, the interns are assigned laboratories and begin working with graduate students and postdoctoral mentors on energy-related research projects. Seven students completed the fall semester, while five continued their work through the spring.

Listed below are the young scholars who presented posters.

Paola Amezquita


Paola Amezquita, Senior (Dr. Vlad Iluc Laboratory)
Poster Title: Pincer Ligands

Paola's research focused on developing catalysis materials.

Moira Ferrer


Moira Ferrer, Senior (Dr. Svetlana Neretina Laboratory)
Poster Title: Galvanic Replacement of Silver with Gold

Moira's research project explored how to exchange silver particles for gold particles.

Elizabeth Mckesson


Elizabeth McKesson, Junior (Dr. Amy Hixon Laboratory)
Poster Title: UO2 Aging Under Controlled Storage Conditions

Elizabeth examined how mineral phases change when exposed to different levels of humidity.  

Joy Thompson


Joy Thompson, Junior (Dr. Peter Burns Laboratory)
Poster title: Analysis of Uranium Minerals Using Big Data Network Methods

Joy explored mineral locations using the Big Data approach. 

Samuel Trowbridge


Samuel Trowbridge, Senior (Dr. Ruilan Guo Laboratory)
Poster Title: Gas Separation with Polyamide Membranes

Sam's research focused on developing new membranes for separating CO2.