2021 Women & Minority Summer Research Program (WMSRP) Awardee

Congratulations to Tajah Trapier, who was awarded a Women and Minority Summer Research Program (WMSRP) research experience for undergraduates (REU). This REU is a funded 10-week program hosted by the NC State College of Engineering. The program provides a high-quality research experience along with strong mentoring support to help students navigate the summer experience and develop research skills and confidence. Tajah will be conducting research in the Amassian group in MSE and the Carbon Electronics Cluster. She will continue her work on electrochromic materials and devices, which are an energy-saving technology for green buildings that will contribute to energy grid decarbonization as well as climate resilience of the energy grid by reducing energy demand. Tajah is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering with a concentration in nanomaterials. In graduate school, she would like to pursue a master’s degree in nanoengineering with a concentration in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. “This research experience contributes to my immediate and long-term goals because of my interests in renewable energy and light modulation.”