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Outreach Activities

2023 Summer Research Internship Positions for High School Students

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High school students (at all levels with good chemistry background!) are strongly encouraged to apply this summer research and training internship positions.

Research and training areas: Semiconductor Surfaces with Water and Light for Renewable Energy Harvesting and Conversion

Application deadline: March 15, 2023

Start date: Anytime after May 31, but not later than July 15.

Benefits: each of the selected students will receive total $3408 stipend for the entire six-week program. Students can reimburse lodging and mileage at a rate of $35 per day.

Apply this program by sending your resume and a letter of recommendation to Dr. Pan (email:

2016 Summer Research Internship Participants


Shanel Lightfoot-Brown
Teacher, Hillcrest High School, AL


Jennifer Reynolds
Teacher, Brookwood High School, AL


Felecia Briggins
STEM Teacher, Hale County College & Career Academy, Greensboro, AL


Mackenzie Rymond
Paul W. Bryant High School, AL


Jada Bibb
Autaugaville High School- Autaugaville, AL

Dr. Pan’s Outreach Activities

  • Dr. Pan presented chemiluminescence education module at SECME summer institute sessions for MSP module demonstration for 6-8 grade teachers at UA, June 22, 2015. 
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Participants at the SECME summer institute in 2015.
  • Teachers training on education module “Clean Energy: Nanoparticles, Chemical Reactions, and Light”
graphic illustrating material covered in teacher training module
  • Developed new educational modules “Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” during the Southeast Consortium of Minorities in Engineering 35th Annual Workshop
graphic showing a solar cell

  • New module development for 7th grade classroom on “Plant’s Nanomachinery for Photosynthesis and Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion” 
numbered diagram showing materials needed for an experiment
  • New module development on “Nano water Demonstration: Light Interactions with Dye Molecules and Nanomaterials”
numbered diagram and graph depicting material from Nano Water Demonstration module
  • New module development on  “Alternative Energy: Photoeffect of TiO2 in a Photoelectrochemical cell”
schematic from the alternative energy module
  • New module on chemiluminescence 
diagram depicting material from chemiluminescence module