Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CSCAA Division 3 Scholar All-America Team

Yesterday the CSCAA released the list of Division 3 Scholar All-Americans. Whitman was well represented with First year Karl Mering garnering Scholar All-American honors while Senior Mitchell Lee and Junior Katie Chapman were named Honorable Mention Scholar All Americans.

A Scholar All American carries a 3.5 GPA or higher while being selected to D3 NCAA Championships. Honorable mention is given to those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who attain a provisional qualifying standard, regardless of selection to the NCAA Championships.

The complete list can be found here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Wicked Cool Summer Experience Part 4

Meet Tyler 

Year: Rising senior, class 2013
Major: Chemistry
Favorite Events: 100 Fly, 50 Breast

Kevin: Why Whitman?
Tyler: I really liked the overall atmosphere of the whole college when I visited. The swim team was also very open and accepting of me, and just seemed like a lot of fun. The strong academics were also a necessity.
Kevin: Where are you spending the summer?

Tyler: In the Science Building at Whitman.

Kevin: Hahaha, What are you doing?

Tyler: I am synthesizing cadmium free (cadmium is super toxic) nanocrystals that can be used to make LED's more efficient. As of now, it is difficult for LED's to emit a good white light (covering all of the visible light) because a lot of the materials can't emit in the green region. Ideally, these nanocrystals will absorb UV light and then emit it in more of the green region, which would give an overall nice white light.

Kevin:  Sounds like a fun project. What are you doing in Walla Walla to keep busy?

Tyler: Mostly just swimming and working out in the gym trying to stay in shape for next season.

Kevin: What a good way to spend the summer! One last question. What are you looking forward to most for next season?

Tyler: I am excited for my last year of college and for what I hope to be our team's best season yet.