Addie Barron

Addie is currently a second year master’s student in the Medical Physics program at Louisiana State University. She received her B.S. in Biophysics from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2015. Her current research at LSU focuses on the isocentric accuracy of the Elekta Versa HD radiation therapy machine used to treat patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Her research interests include radiation safety and quality assurance of treatment delivery.

Along with research, Addie held a teaching assistant position for introductory physics labs at LSU. She is also an active member of the American Nuclear Society and co-founded the LSU ANS student section last year. She has participated in outreach programs including the LSU ANS student section-sponsored “Get to Know Nuclear” for Girl Scouts to earn their patch of the same title and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum’s Engineering Day. Outside of academics, Addie enjoys reading, baking, and gardening.