July 1, 2013

Two new summer students join the lab

The Li group welcomes Katherine Lacy and Winston Wright to the lab.

Katherine joins us from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she is a junior in the mathematics department with a minor in chemistry. Katherine joins the group as part of the Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. The program “provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions.” During the 9-week program, Katherine will work with graduate student David Lingerfelt to apply nonadiabatic molecular dynamics simulations to study the isomerization of azobenzene.

Winston joins us from Interlake High School in Bellevue, Washington where he is a member of his school's math club. Winston will be applying his skills in mathematics, which helped him to win third place at this year's Vex Robotics World Championship, to the study of the discrete variable representation (DVR) and its application in modeling quantum proton dynamics.

Again, welcome Katherine and Winston. Enjoy the beautiful Seattle summer!