Oct 18, 2018 | No Comments | By Michael Feder
Summer 2018 was an exciting time for HEMI, with five different internship programs highlighting a diverse array of research opportunities.
The REAP program, sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program, sought out high school students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Working with a mentor, these students pursued research into topics ranging from breaking bonds in crystal quartz, to the development of 3D models simulating surface growth.
URAP, or the Undergraduate Research and Apprenticeship Program, provided undergraduate researchers with the resources to develop and pursue individual research projects. Sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program and CMEDE, this program provided valuable Army research, as well as experience that will prepare these students for careers in science and engineering.
Students participating in the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Summer Project/Internship had the opportunity to artistically engage with HEMI research and projects. They translated scientific research into expressive, thought-provoking art, as well as to research and develop new materials.
Students in the Morgan State Extreme Science Internship (ESI) participate in both internal and external internships associated with the CMEDE. ESI opportunities are STEM-focused with a particular emphasis on providing research opportunities related to MEDE. Internal ESI are hosted by MSU faculty on the campus of Morgan State University. External ESI are conducted at one of the CMEDE university and research institutions located across the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Finally, the Leadership Alliance Summer Research program mentored undergraduate students in research based fields. Students in this program came from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, and pursued a wide-range of research, such as the effects of traumatic brain injury.
If you would like to read more about our summer programs and the research completed by this year’s participants, click here.