FRIB undergraduate students recognized at MSU Research and Arts Forum

26 April 2023

Five FRIB undergraduate students received first-place awards for their research work at the Michigan State University (MSU) 2023 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF).

Held each spring, UURAF allows MSU undergraduate students to share their work with faculty, staff, peers, and external audiences. Participants present their research, answer questions from audience members and guests, and receive feedback from judges.

Nearly 900 students from 14 colleges participated in the event. Several students from FRIB gave presentations. To see a full list of presenters, visit the UURAF website.

The first-place winners from FRIB are:

  • Owen James (honors research student at FRIB)
    • Poster title: “Examining Exotic Nickel Nuclei”
  • Saransh Mehta (honors research student at FRIB)
    • Virtual poster title: “Classification of Ion Signals: Machine Learning Reveals Mass of Individual Isotopes”
  • Aaron Philip (professional assistant at FRIB)
    • Poster title: “ML Dimensionality Reduction Applied to Emulating Nuclear Systems”
  • Logan Schaedig (student research assistant at FRIB)
    • Poster title: “Search for Low-Energy Protons Following the Beta Decay of 32Ar”
  • Kenneth Sun (honors research student at FRIB)
    • Oral presentation title: “A New Method to Solve Quantum Bound State Problems by Extrapolating from Low-rank Solutions”

The winners were recognized at the UURAF Awards Ceremony on 26 April. See the full list of first-place winners on the UURAF website.