Dylan Smith is a research intern under scientist Erik Ramberg. He hails from Dearborn, Michigan, and is currently a senior at Michigan State University. In the test room at SiDet, there is a vacuum chamber with a charge-coupled device (CCD) coated in boron-10. His research goal is to characterize ultracold neutron events that occur when the neutrons hit the boron-10 and come into contact with the CCD. He’s also been working with software that simulates particle tracks in silicon, with the eventual goal of designing a method to calculate the incident angle of alpha particles that hit a silicon target.