Physics Professor David Strubbe's lab participated in and distinguished themselves recently at the SACNAS (The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference) held on October 19th-24th. This is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country,
Physics graduate student Enrique Guerrero working with Prof Strubbe won the best presentation award in the materials research category fo his talk entitled, "Computational Study of the 2D Material MoS2 for Application in Space Lubrication". A video abstract for this can be found here.
Two UC Merced undergrads won awards for best poster presentations. Among them, Estefania Cuevas-Zepeda was doing summer research with Professor Aurora Pribram-Jones, an affiliate professor of physics, as part of our Consortium for High Energy Density Science.
Prof. Strubbe also organized and chaired a session there on "Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Fighting Climate Change with Multidisciplinary Solar Energy Research" which feature Professor Sarah Kurtz (one of our affiliates) as a speaker on "A New Era for Solar Energy."