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UNM student Cristhian Carrillo has been selected to present a research poster on his work at the annual "Posters on the Hill" (POH) event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The national competition attracted nearly 700 applicants. Carrillo, a physics major, was one of 74 selected to present his research in the national competition that attracted nearly 700 students. Carillo will travel to Washington D.C. on April 13 to participate in the event at the Rayburn House Building.

Titled, "Development of Radiation Hard Silicon Sensors for Use at the Large Hadron Collider and Beyond," Carrillo has been working with Professor Sally Seidel, which includes an area of specialty working with the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). The CDF is an experimental collaboration committed to studying high energy particle collisions at the world's highest energy particle accelerator. The goal is to discover the identity and properties of the particles that make up the universe and to understand the forces and interactions between those particles.

During the daylong event Carrillo will have the opportunity to meet with U.S. Representatives, and participate in the poster session as well as a reception and awards ceremony.

The event is typically attended by members of the U.S. Congress and Senate, who are all sent invitations, as well as relevant federal agencies including the Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.

The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. The CUR and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students.

For more information visit: Council on Undergraduate Research.

Media contact: Steve Carr (505) 277-1821; e-mail: scarr@unm.edu