Carter Boelke Obtains Summer Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) through Department of Energy (DOE)

Congratulations to Carter Boelke from the Wei group for obtaining an undergraduate student internship at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The internship is a part of a competitive program called the Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, which aims to help educate undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a unique research experience. The program takes place over 10 weeks and is designed to help develop skills important for STEM careers. Carter will work with DOE scientists as well as graduate students at Iowa State University to conduct and present research relevant to carbon dioxide utilization. He will investigate how to catalytically convert carbon dioxide into value-added oxygenates using highly-selective catalysts including first-row transition metals. Carter was one of about 800 applicants who were admitted to various laboratories across the country.