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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

2020 Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUNRISE) and Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

[ About the Program ]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) funds summer research opportunities in the areas of x-ray and accelerator sciences, materials science, chemistry, and mechanical engineering for pre-selected undergraduate students from primarily undergraduate institutions and minority serving institutions.

The eight-week Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUNRISE) and Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) programs ran from June 15, 2020 through Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Sunrise_Homepage_Photo1.jpg Students work directly on research projects related to x-ray and accelerator technologies, working side-by-side a collaborating faculty from their home institution and a CLASSE scientist or graduate student mentor. Students conduct studies on such topics as photocathode sources, electrochemistry, measurement of accelerated electron beams, laser optics for use in the future accelerators, residual stress, fatigue and X-ray diffraction, x-ray optics and x-ray detectors. In addition to conducting research, students developed numerous technical skills, including familiarity with programming languages and techniques.

To be eligible for this program, undergraduate students must be nominated by a CLASSE researcher and collaborating faculty member from their home institution. Under this program, students interested in a career in science, engineering, and technology are invited to participate in cutting-edge research under the advisement of their faculty mentor at (CLASSE).

While this summer's program was conducted remotely because of COVID-19, we expect that next summer's program will include formal seminars, formal lectures, tours of research facilities at Cornell, social and recreational events, and a forum at the end of the program where participants present their research results. Local group housing can be provided through Cornell University Campus life, if participants prefer not to commute daily.

CornellCampus.jpg Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering are strongly encouraged to participate in the SUNRISE and PREM programs.

McGraw Clock Tower, Cornell University

2020 SUNRISE/PREM PROJECT REPORTS

Student: Sarah Bonestell
Home Institution: Fort Lewis College
Mentor: Arthur Woll, Louisa Smieska and Joe Crum
Development of Remote/Mail in Scan-probe Microscopy at MSN-C/FMB

Student: Tyrone Bracker
Home Institution: Fort Lewis College
Mentor: Dalton Shadle
Digital Image Correlation @ CHESS (Software Improvement)

Student: Ángel García
Home Institution: Universidad Ana G. Mendez
Mentor: Lisandro Cunci, Mitkel Santiago, and Hector Abruña
ORR Activity of Zinc Oxide Doped with Cobalt Ions at Different Loading Concentrations

Student: Wiley Kirks
Home Institution: Fort Lewis College
Mentor: Kelly Nygren and Chris Budrow
Visualizing Residual Strain Using 3D ParaView CAD Models

Student: John Lee
Home Institution: Fort Lewis College
Mentor: Arthur Woll and Louisa Smieska
Python-based Image Processing for In-situ X-ray Imaging

Student: Ángel Ruiz
Home Institution: Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Cupey
Mentor: Chris Pollock, Louise Debefve and Lymari Fuentes-Claudio
XAS in the Determination of the Effect of Biotemplating on the Structure of TiO2 Nanoparticles

Student: Fabiola Sánchez
Home Institution: Universidad Ana G. Mendez
Mentor: Lisandro Cunci, Mitkel Santiago and Hector Abruña
Structure Analysis of Zinc Oxide Doped with Cobalt as Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Student: Diego F. Soto
Home Institution: Universidad de Puerto Rico
Mentor: Vilmalí López-Mejías, Chris Pollock and Louise Debefve
Phase Inversion Temperature Nanoemulsion Synthesis of Brookite Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

PROGRAM LOGISTICS

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The SUNRISE program is closely aligned to the Summer Engineering and Research for Community College Students (SERCCS) program. Details about the SUNRISE and SERCCS programs are provided below. View/download:

PREVIOUS PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

2019 Students, Mentors and Projects

2018 Students, Mentors and Projects

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Rachael Helvoigt, 2017 SUNRISE participant

2017 Students, Mentors and Projects

2016 Students, Mentors and Projects

2015 Students, Mentors and Projects

For further information, please contact:
General inquiries:
Associate Professor Carl Franck
(607) 255-3562, 255-5215 (ph)
cpf1@cornell.edu

Housing and stipend inquiries:
Ms. Monica Wesley
(607) 255-4952 (ph)
man5@cornell.edu