"I applied to the USP program because I wanted to be able to have a hands on learning experience and understanding of the process and techniques behind performing research. I hope to be able to learn how to properly write a research paper and the details that need to go into making my work available to the academic world. My goals for the academic year are to have a better understanding of the computer language IDL, the computer plotting program Supermongo,and the document markup language/preparation system LaTex. Also, I wish to be able to better understand the formation of our galaxy and through that the formation of our planet."
My primary academic and research interests involve star formation in galaxies much like our own Milky-Way and how to predict such star formation. There have been many centuries of work gone into formulating the equations that am using and I wish to have a better understanding of them. I also hope to be able take the physics and chemistry that I have learned in school and apply it to my research.
Academic and Other Awards
- University Scholars Program Scholarship (2011-2012)
- Calpine Scholarship (2011)
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- UF Golden Key
- Delta Epsilon Iota
Hobbies and Interests
I will be performing analysis of star formation in Milky-Way-like disk galaxies focusing on Monte Carlo and collision modeling. To do this I will be using Interactive Data Language (IDL)to run calculations on star formation and verify formulas used to predict the behavior of Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs).