This summer, chemistry senior, Joe Kittelberger, is completing his Capstone internship at Smiths Detection. This company, located in Edgewood, MD, works on the application, management and manufacture of detection and screening technology. Currently, Joe is getting experience with analyzing the plasma gram data from an ion mobility spectrometer, an instrument that is used by TSA to detect trace amounts of explosives and narcotics at airports. Once he’s familiar with the instrument, Joe’s project this summer is to look at false alarms that occur with the IONSCAN 600 in Narcotics Mode. Joe is really enjoying his internship and is excited about all he is learning!