2018 Summer Undergraduate Internship Projects

For the fifth 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 2018.  The internship is sponsored by the Nebraska Public Power District and named in honor of Mr. Darrell J. Nelson ( http://ncesr.unl.edu/?page_id=9451).  Each recipient prepared a poster to describe their research.  The posters were presented during the Nebraska Summer Research Symposium on August 7, 2018 at the University of Nebraska City Campus Union.  A total of 229 student researchers, representing 22 research programs, participated in the event which was sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Graduate Studies, and Office of Undergraduate Research.

2018 NCESr Summer Interns and Sponsors:
Caleb Schmidt, Patrick Dussault, Jeannie Lozowski, Xia Hong, Michael Bengston, Ananth Venkatachalam, Chris Cornelius

Ananth Venkatachalam, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Poster:  Comb Shaped Anion Ionomer Films for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

Caleb Schmidt, Department of Physics and Astronomy Department of Mathematics
Poster:  Magnetic Force Microscopy on NiCo2O4

Jeannie Lozowski, Department of Chemistry
Poster:  Synthesis of Novel Polyunsaturated Odd-Carbon Dicarboxylic Acids as New Polymer Feedstocks

Michael Bengston, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Poster:Integrating Hybrid Perovskite with 2D Materials for High Efficiency Solar Cells