International Research Experience for Undergraduates
- David Masiello, a Mathematics Junior at UF, conducted research at the Universite of Bordeaux Physics Department. David and Professor L. Sarger aligned an optical experiment at the Universite of Bordeaux. David has written a project summary of his work this summer at the Universite of Bordeaux. David has submitted a paper on mathematical aspects of his project for publication (Congrats David!).
- Jennifer Logan, a Chemistry Junior at Rollins College, was at the CNRS laboratory in Polymer Chemistry within the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie et de Physique of Bordeaux associated with the Universite of Bordeaux. Jennifer worked with Professor D. Taton and Dr. Y. Gnanou (CNRS) this summer. Jennifer was also a participant in Florida's Chemistry REU program with Professor L. McElwee-White last year. Jennifer and Professor Daniel Taton synthesized star copolymers at the Universite of Bordeaux. Jen has a written project summary of her work while at the Universite of Bordeaux. Jen is co-author on a paper from last summer with Dr. McElwee-White. Jennifer presented result of her 1998 work at the National ACS meeting and subsequently competed for and won both an NSF Graduate Fellowship and a Dufrenoy Fellowship (Congrats Jennifer!).
- Trevor Charvat, a Chemistry Junior at Bethany College in Kansas, worked in the Organic Chemistry Department of the Universite of Bordeaux with Professors Y. Landais and J. Dunogues. Last year Trevor participated in the Nebraska Research Experience for Undergraduates Site. Trevor, Dr. Dunogues and Dr. Landais synthesized new organic compounds to generate findings for a project summary while Trevor was at the Universite of Bordeaux.
- Christopher Hornsby, a Chemistry Junior at the College of Charleston, worked with Dr. B. Boulard in the Inorganic Chemistry group at the Universite of Maine, LeMans. Chris and Dr. B. Boulard worked in a dust-free environment as they synthesized thin film fluoride glasses for optical applications. Chris decided to pursue medicine.
- David Wright, a Chemical Engineering Junior at UF, worked with Professor J. F. Tassin at the Universite of Maine, LeMans. Dave was this year's ERC participant, and has done research since his FRESHMAN year through UF's ERC.
- Ronald Stoesz is a high school science teacher at St. Cloud High School in Florida and was also working with Professor Tassin in LeMans. Ron studied the rheology of particulate suspensions.
- Wildeliz Torres, a Chemistry Junior at the University of Puerto Rico, worked this summer with Dr. B. Charleux (CNRS) and Professor J. P. Vairon at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. Wildeliz worked with Karen, a graduate student in the group of Professor Vairon, synthesizing new polymers by living free radical techniques. Wildeliz was a participant in the University of Georgia REU site last year.
- Suk-Yin Chan, a Chemistry Junior at Smith College, was a participant in the Stonybrook REU site last year and worked this summer in the group of Professors C. Roux and J. Livage at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. Suk-Yin worked towards immobilizing enzymes in thin film sol-gel matricies. Suk-Yin is a co-auther on a paper on her work involving diacetylene crystals with Professor F. Fowler at Stoneybrook as well as another paper from her work this summer in Paris (Congrats Suk-Yin!).
- Amy Miars, a Chemistry Junior at UF, worked with Dr. D. Heissler (CNRS) at the Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.