My name is Michelle Arrigo, and I am an Associate Engineer at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA, a Naval Nuclear Laboratory site. I received my B.Sc. in Physics with Departmental Honors and minored in Mathematics at Susquehanna University. In the Summer of 2021, I began working with Dr. Jenn Carter to characterize exoplanet thermal emissions using computational modeling. I presented my work at the 2021 Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium and won the Best Poster in Engineering, Natural Science, and Computer Science award.
Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, I continued work on the project to expand its modeling capabilities and presented my contributed research at the 2022 American Physical Society April Meeting, where I was awarded Top Undergraduate Presenter.
My research experience informs my career aspirations in a dynamic, collaborative technical setting. I enjoy pushing the envelope on our technological capabilities and look forward to continuing the development of my scientific expertise.