UC Santa Barbara undergraduate Xiaoyang Shi has gone from designing a high frequency (22 MHz) resonator a little under a year ago to developing, building, and now trapping ions in our second ion trap. In this work Xiaoyang was assisted by the lab’s graduate students and undergraduate Michael Straus. The image at right is a thermal cloud of trapped ions that is illuminated with a pair of laser beams. Xiaoyang trapped ions in a relatively low vacuum environment to test that the entire system is working before investing the time to bake the system to achieve low vacuum pressures where collision rates will be much lower. The picture, though not elegant, is incredibly exciting for an ion trapper - it shows that all of the different pieces have come together and are working in concert to trap and detect ions. For the lab this is our first foray into high frequency ion trapping, which is significantly more challenging than their low frequency counterpart. We were excited to find ions in a short 2 days from when Xiaoyang first turned on the lasers. The new trap is designed for quantum information science and quantum sensing. We are looking forward to increasing our control over the trapped ions and expanding our capabilities.