2015 Summer Undergraduate Internship Projects

For the second year, the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) offered a summer internship opportunity in energy sciences research to undergraduate students in the amount of up to $5,000 for the summer of 2015  Each recipient prepared a poster to describe their research.  The posters were presented during the Nebraska Summer Research Symposium on August 12, 2015 at the University of Nebraska City Campus Union. More than 175 students participated in the event, which is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Riley Giesler, Department of Chemistry
Poster: Enzymatic Entry into Pharmaceutical Synthons Using D-Glucose as a Terminal Reductant

Mason Marcolina, School of Biological Sciences
Poster:  Identification and Characterization of Performance-Enhancing Bacterial Symbionts of Open Algal Cultures

Boqiang Tu, Department of Biochemistry
Poster:  Transcriptional Response of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Treated with Lipid-Inducing Small Molecules

Ethiyal Raj Wilson, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Poster:  Improving K-Dielectric Semiconductors: Novel Boron Carbides Tested as Neutron Voltaics