Nicholas Schmidt, '24 Chemical Engineering - Traditional Track
When did you do your Research?
Where was your Research?
Dr. Singh's lab, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC.
What is the focus of your Research?
Solid crystal optical properties
What are you looking forward to the most about your Research?
I am looking forward to attending and presenting a research poster at The Material Science and Technology conference during the first week of October. This should be a really good opportunity to see research going on across the country and to gain speaking experience in an academic setting.
What was the best part of your Research?
My favorite part about doing research was gaining hands-on experience with research equipment as well as working collaboratively with undergrads and grad students in the.
What advice do you have for students who are interested in getting involved in research or an internship?
My advice is to ask around about opportunities -- talk to people -- especially your professors and your classmates who are already involved in research. You won't always get internships or research directly from the people you ask, but they might know of someone who has an opening or know of an opportunity.
Are you a member of any clubs/campus organizations?
Navy ROTC, Tau Beta Pi
What are your goals after graduation?
After graduation, I will be commissioning into the US Navy, hopefully to become a submarine officer and learn about nuclear power.
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