Sydney Brooks (Albuquerque, NM), a double
major in the C.
Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry
and the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and Tony Allen (Hurricane, WV), a major in the Department of Mathematics, are part of a select group of 130 students nationwide who
will spend their summer conducting research in conjunction with NIST in
Gaithersburg, Maryland, near the nation’s capital.
Brooks will spend the summer working in the Material Measurement Laboratory. Allen will work in the Information Technology Laboratory applying graph theory and other mathematical theories to forensic analysis of footwear. As part of the program, all of the students will work alongside researchers on ongoing research activities and participate in seminars, gaining valuable experience in chemistry, mathematics and forensics. They will also participate in a research colloquium at the end of the summer.To participate in the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, students must apply through WVU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and be nominated as part of a larger application packet submitted by the University. The NIST fellowships are just a few of the research opportunities available to undergraduate students through the office.
See the official WVU announcement here.