Stacey Saba

Rising Senior
Materials Science in Engineering Major
Cornell University
CEINT Research Site: Liu Lab - Duke University

In previous research work I’ve had the opportunity to fabricate nanostructures. However aside from the practical applications of my work I had never given much thought to the implications of what I was doing. I chose the CEINT REU because it would give me not only the opportunity to learn the process of nanoparticle synthesis but also help me to think critically about the work that we’re doing as a society and its significance. With the tangible impact of new technologies that are readily available to us, it is vital that we use all of our resources to the best of our ability and consider the ramifications of our research. The relevance of the project as well as the learning experience of working in a new laboratory under the guidance of a mentor ultimately drew me to this project.