College of Science
Faculty Mentor: Orest Symko (Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah)
I performed research on high-frequency traveling wave thermoacoustic engines. Building and experimenting with these devices honed my experimental skills, and led to further undergraduate research opportunities through the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy. My undergraduate research experiences have inspired me to go to graduate school in experimental physics, where I will apply the skills I have developed to solve pressing research questions such as developing nuclear fusion reactors or optical imaging devices.