Cyndi Freeman Fail, director of diversity enhancement programs in the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, addresses participants of the Summer Experience in Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEEMS), a six-week research experience for high school students held in conjunction with the Upward Bound Math and Science program.
SEEMS students explain their team research project in computational thermodynamics and kinetics during a juried presentation Tuesday (Aug. 2) afternoon in the Deike Building on the University Park campus.
SEEMS student Desiree Campbell explains a portion of her team's research,"Separator design for a surface production facility."
Eduardo Lipe explains the lab work in testing water and oil the went into his team's SEEMS research project.
During its presentation on astrobiology, one team illustrated the tools used during lab work. The SEEMS students worked in Penn State labs alongside professors and graduate students during their five weeks of research.
The SEEMS research teams presented their projects Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 2 and 3) to instructors, fellow students and a jury panel consisting of Penn State professors and industry professionals.