- Kathleen Bowie
Kathleen's project involves learning simulation software in order to explore catalysis properties and chemical reactions at surfaces and interfaces. She will explore heterogeneous materials useful for capturing conversion and combustion products.
- Huili Chen (Psychology and Computer Science)
Huili will work in a complex networks lab on aspects of applying network ideas and concepts to better understand the processes involved in aging and other key biochemical/biological processes. The basic idea is to understand protein interactions as a network system, as a system of interacting elements modeled along network lines. By modeling the complex interactions as data and as an interacting network, one can gain new insights into aging processes including identifying key genes that are involved in aging processes, as well as in related cancerous processes.
- Mitch Kochanski (Program of Liberal Studies and Mechanical Engineering)
Mitch will go to Buenos Aires, Argentina to work at the recently founded Center for Investigation and Social Action. Its aim is to identify and ultimately fundamentally shift the culture of corrupt politics in Argentina. Mitch will play an active role in helping build an institution that promotes stable democracies and improves political life and politicians, especially by supporting politicians to serve the common good.
- James Schmidt
James will investigate Wittgenstein’s philosophy, and especially to “give a picture (not a general account of what philosophy, under this conception, is.” He aims to work out what a “positive” Wittgensteinian philosophy would be using Kierkegaard along the way.
- Hansel Weihs (Program of Liberal Studies and Aerospace Engineering)
Hansel’s project is to design a low-cost seat frame for a low-cost vehicle in the Chinese market.
- Danielle Welsh (Spanish and Aerospace Engineering)
Danielle's project investigates the flexibility and stretching characteristics of new kinds of steel that will be useful in auto bodies. In particular her project will study twinning induced plasticity steel or TWIP steel, and she plans to explore its extremely high stretchability, and flexibility, a property useful for car manufacturers. She will work in Valencia, Spain.