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Many undergraduates joined Dr. Stipe in 2013 to work on the design, fabrication, and testing of a new laser-based spectroscopic instrument. Pictured here, from right to left, are Nick Wright, Suzi Bredberg, a student from the Physics Department, Dr. Stipe, Cameron Ellis, and Megan Conville, who is a 2013 NASA Research Scholar having received funding from the Washington NASA Space Grant Program. Pictured in the foreground is the desktop Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) system, for which Nick worked on the automation and data analysis and Cameron designed the Beam Delivery Unit (BDU) necessary for controlling the spot size and placement of the beam.
Many related projects have been underway including Suzi's project, sponsored by the Clare Luce Booth Scholarship for Undergraduate Research, to develop a geochronology instrument being considered for the next Mars rover mission. Suzi will develop a test apparatus, prepare samples for measurement, measure samples using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, analyze the data, help write a paper for publication, and present the findings at a conference.
Another project, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Megan's Washington NASA Space Grant, is to integrate LIBS and Raman Spectroscopy systems into an optical microscope. The final system will be capable of performing 2-D mapping of both molecular and atomic species of a wide array of solid samples. Once manufactured and assembled, the new instrument will be used to measure Native American pigments, perform chemical fingerprinting on river sediments, and determine the quality and geographic place of origin of coffee beans.
Six MEGR students win 2013-2014 Bannan Scholarships. See photo.
National Science Foundation awards $171,306 grant to support "Facilitating Problem-Based Learning with an Inverted Classroom". Read more.
MEGR Senior Adam Frank, '14, attended the 2013 Introduction to Design Thinking workshop at the Frye Art Museum.
See fun photos and read more of Dr. Christopher Stipe's 2013 undergraduate research activities.
MEGR Students Jamie Li, '14, and Marie Pahlmeyer, '14, Received Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Research. Read more.
Professor Christopher Stipe in collaboration with Chemistry Professor Ryan McLaughlin receive $199,000 Grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust to build a new laser spectroscopy laboratory for student training and undergraduate research.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason present "Novel Approach to Teaching Thermodynamics Labs" at the 2013 ASEE Conference Main Plenary II. See photo.
Dr. Christopher Stipe is newly appointed PACCAR Professor of Mechanical Engineering for 2013-2015. The funding will support undergraduate reserach involving the design and creation of new laser-based instrumentation.
Graduating Senior Laura Bower, '13, Receives Prestigious 2013 Provost's Award. Read more.
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