This summer, we welcomed Hannah Tompkins a student at Whitworth University. She was a wonderful addition and we wish her all the best in her future work!
Hannah is currently completing a dual degree in Physics at Whitworth University and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. This summer she worked as an intern to quantify how bacteria isolated from concrete induce precipitation of calcium carbonate for the application of bio-repair of concrete. Her work included assessing the growth of such bacteria in conditions of low water availability to determine their viability for bio-repair in the harsh environment of concrete. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and convincing people to wear Hawaiian shirts on Fridays.