Lindbergh High School seniors Claire Dang and Joshua Luthy participated in the 25th annual Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at UMSL this summer, according to a news release from the Lindbergh School District.
Learn more about the program, from the Lindbergh School District:
The six-week summer science program, pairs junior and senior high school students with top research mentors from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and UMSL.
Dang wrote a paper titled “Effect of Pb/S ratio and temperature on the formation of PbS nanoparticles” with Dr. Young-Shin Jun of Washington University. Luthy’s paper, which he wrote with Dr. James O’Brien and Dr. Leah O’Brien from UMSL and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, was titled “Observing electronic spectra of diatomic molecules such as zirconium carbide (ZrC) using high resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy.”