Physics and Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas
CEINT REU Site: Dr. Linsey Marr’s lab, Virginia Tech University
My future career interests lie in inventing and applying technology in developing countries, and my previous research experience in the field only covers water and solar technologies. The project I worked on at Virginia Tech was very useful by covering air pollution, a serious topic in developing countries I have not previously been involved with.. It was a wonderful experience to get to know the other REU students who have similar interests as I do.
The CEINT REU also marks my first project that can be considered environmental engineering and will be helpful when I apply for environmental engineering graduate programs this year. Because this summer was the last summer before many of us would graduate, it was interesting to see the paths that other students are taking to reach similar goals as I do.