Stephen Erickson is a junior from Nevada and is majoring in both Physics and Mathematics. He will graduate in April 2015 and seek a PhD in Physics with interests in quantum information and quantum computing. He served a mission to Russia from 2010 - 2012. His undergraduate research has measured band gaps on ferritin nanocrystals seeking to make a photovoltaic solar cells more efficient. This work has been published in the international journal Nanotechnology. He has also measured the lifetime of electron spins in indium gallium arsenide quantum dots to be used in quantum computers. His research advisor is Professor John Colton, and he recently presented his research in an American Physical Society national meeting.