Seth Berbano - South Korea 2010
Seth Berbano, a senior majoring in Materials Engineering at Iowa State University, spent 10 weeks at Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea. His research experience involved coating cathode active materials with nickel in order to improve a lithium battery's capacity. Seth enjoyed the balance of guidance and freedom in his research, and particularly enjoyed learning how to assemble batteries. His favorite part about living abroad was the experience of cultural immersion, although getting used to his new surroundings and navigating the area was an challenge.
Alex Wesley - China 2008
Alex Wesley was a research experience undergraduate at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shangai, China under the guidance of Professor Guorong Chen who is renowned for his work on biocomposite materials.
Samuel Young - Spain 2008
Samuel Young is an undergraduate materials science and engineering student at Iowa State University.
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