Anthony Lemus

University of Washington, Class of 2016
Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Economics Major

Anthony graduated in 2012 from Warden High School in Warden, WA. During high school, Anthony was and active member of National Honors Society, Leo Club, TRiO Upward Bound, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and student government.

Education, Honors, and Awards

Research Interests

During ALVA 2012, Anthony conducted research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alongside mentor Quyen Nguyen and principal investigator Dr. Stuart Strand. Anthony's project focused on RDX, an explosive substance often used on military training ground. RDX left over by unexploded rounds can seep into the ground, which is potentially dangerous given the moderate toxicity of the substance and possible carcinogen classification. The goal of Anthony's project was to see if the xplA gene, which was previously found to be key in RDX degradation, could be successfully integrated into switchgrass. If successful, this genetically modified switchgrass could be used in areas with RDX pollution for the purposes of degrading the contaminating substance.

Anthony took part in the Foster School of Business ALVA summer internship program during the summer of 2013. During this time he served as a procurement intern at The Boeing Company. He is very interested in visual arts and business and hopes to find a way to combine the two as a career in the future.

Research Projects

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