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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Mark Currier

Materials Science & Engineering

Sophomore
Snohomish, Washington
Faculty mentor: Tom Bitterwolf, Chemistry


Make Solar Energy Economical

Exploring Nanoparticles to Enhance Understanding of Solar Efficiency

Grand Challenge Pitch

I am interested in doing research on photochemical methods to pattern nanoparticles on semiconductors using photoresist techniques. Nanoparticle technology is exciting because these materials exhibit unique chemical and physical properties at a small scale. This development of strategies to accurately place nanomaterials on chips could greatly impact many technologies such as solar panels, lasers and sensors.

Mark Currier
Mark Currier

I will do research and coauthor a paper to present at the MS&T19 Conference in October 2019 and present my research to the conference.

I will take INTR 316 a class which focuses on leadership skills and the complexities revolving service trips (like if the project will help or hurt a community).

I want to learn more about grant writing and set up my own grant writing website. I have a reading list that includes Grant writing books, Entrepreneur.com, Ultimate LLC Compliance Guide, and Start Your Own Information Marketing Business.

I have traveled with U of I to Ecuador. The experience helped me develop a passion for renewable energy. Ecuador has one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world and rests on the equator and is closer to the sun, so solar energy seems like a great alternative.

I will attend a second service trip for two weeks in Uruguay U of I as a student leader. This time we are helping rural farmers with supporting sustainable farming and reducing their carbon footprint.

Grand Challenge Focus Area

Make Solar Energy Economical

As a source of energy, nothing matches the sun. Only a small fraction of the sun’s power output strikes the Earth, but even that provides 10,000 times as much as all the commercial energy that humans use on the planet.

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach