Travis White Jr., “TJ,” is a college student currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. After graduation, he plans to further his engineering studies in graduate school. In his free time, TJ enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and driving cars. His passion for cars lead him to research how engineering principles relate to driving dynamics.
TJ is working a full-time “virtual” schedule during the Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) internship with research advisor, Elizabeth Benham, to develop and publish Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) resources focused on the International System of Units (SI) and measurement science. Through the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, TJ hopes to gain valuable insight into applied science and research. He believes this experience will enlighten his studies by allowing further understanding of research applications.
The NIST SURF Program is an 11-week summer internship program for U.S. undergraduate students enrolled at 2-year and 4-year institutions majoring in chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, fire research, nanotechnology, information technology, mathematics, biology, manufacturing, statistics, or other STEM disciplines. The SURF Program is administered at both the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD campuses.