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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

REU Class of 2022

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Portrait of Eliza Walters

Eliza Walters '22

Smith College

"This experience has opened my eyes to the independence, challenges, and sense of responsibility that come with being a researcher.... I have also come to realize how many more experienced researchers go through a similar process; there are always unanswered questions, and grappling with unknown ideas is truly how research is conducted and scientific progress is made. "

Full Interview.

Portrait of Michelle Kwok

Michelle Kwok '22

University of Notre Dame

"I've really enjoyed being able to completely focus on conducting research, as that is something I've not been able to do prior to now due to schoolwork and other jobs. I also enjoy working with my peers and mentors, and being a part of a research group where I got to see where everyone's smaller project fit into a larger project and the implications that has for physics as a whole."

Full Interview.

Portrait of Maya Caskey

Maya Caskey '22

California Institute of Technology

"This experience has made me realize how much of a community effort research is today."

Full Interview.