Devon's REU Experience

January 26, 2015

Each summer the lab hosts undergraduate students looking to conduct environmental engineering research through research experience for undergraduate (REU) programs. Here’s what one of our former REU students, Devon Manley, had to say about her experience:

This past summer I worked with the Hsu-Kim group as part of an REU funded by the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology.  Throughout the summer I worked closely with Anh Pham, studying the effect of the presence of nanoparticles on the measurement of dissolved metals in aquatic systems by diffusive gradients in thin-films passive samplers.

I chose this REU program because I wanted to do research at a top university, but I also wanted my research to have real world implications. Working with the Hsu-Kim group was a very interesting and rewarding summer. I really enjoyed working with everyone in the group; they welcomed me with open arms and were always willing to answer my questions. I may be back next year as I am planning on attending Graduate School, but have not yet decided where.

If you are an undergraduate student interested in working with us for the summer, check out the variety of REU programs that are available at Duke: