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Summer Undergraduate Student Success Stories: CIERA Alumni

We’re always on the lookout for news from students who have spent time at CIERA. Here are some updates for students who worked at CIERA during the Summer of 2014:

Joon Park, a sophomore in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). This 10 week program is hosted by Fermilab where Joon hopes to work on the development of a new camera technology. The new camera uses Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) where each pixel of the camera can simultaneously measure the arrival time of each photon and its energy. Such a technology has the potential to revolutionize many fields of astrophysics.

Physics and Astronomy sophomore Lauren Barmore received a Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) through the German Academic Exchange Service. She will spend her summer in Dortmund Germany at the Technische Universit├Ąt Dortmund. While there, Lauren will work on B meson identification with flavor tagging at LHCb—using data from the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.