Summer 2021 Program

The Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, is serving as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site during the summer of 2021.

This REU site focuses on research in nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned scientists at a major university-based nuclear facility.

Undergraduates will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chmistry faculty at the Cyclotron Institute. Weekly discussions on forefront areas of Nuclear Physics/Nuclear Chemistry will be led by Institute faculty. Students will have the opportunity to share their work via an oral presentation and virtual poster session.

2021 REU Group

Participating Students
(students listed alphabetically with school and mentor also provided)

Matthew Berko
Matthew Berko / New Jersey Institute of Technology / Dr. Yennello
"Gamma-ray Reconstruction Using Neural Networks"    

Albany Blackburn
Albany Blackburn / Harvey Mudd College / Dr. Holt
"Optimization of the Normalizing Flow Machine Learning Method for Microscopic Calculations of the Nuclear Equation of State"

Samuel Brown
Samuel Brown / Augustana University / Dr. Bonasera
"Modeling the Production of Electron-Positron Pairs"

Emily Engelthaler
Emily Engelthaler / University of Dallas / Dr. Yennello
"Correlation Between Fragment Lifetime, Alignment, and Composition in Heavy-Ion Collision Simulations"

Julio Gonzalez
Julio Gonzalez / University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / Dr. Roeder
"Production of Rare Beam Isotopes with MARS (Momentum Achomat Recoil Separator) Spectrometer."

Roger Janusiak
Roger Janusiak / Winona State University / Dr. Rapp
"Revisiting the Vector Dominance Model in Radiative Vector-Meson Decays"

Isabel Martinez
Isabel Martinez / Willamette University / Dr. Rogachev
"Characterization of Sodium Iodide Scintillation Detectors on the Basis of Positional Response"

Sophia Nowak
Sophia Nowak / Beloit College / Dr. Roeder
"Investigations of Diamond Detectors for Particle Identification"

Aubrey Parks
Aubrey Parks / Davidson College / Dr. Gagliardi
"Manufacturing and Testing Metamaterial Arrays"

Nolan Tenpas
Nolan Tenpas / Texas Lutheran University / Dr. Bonasera
"The Identification of Contaminants by Time Evolution in 99Mo Gamma Decay Spectrum"



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