Extreme Science Internship Program Expands with Creation of Extreme Science Scholars Program

Sep 14, 2015 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

On September 10, 2015, Dr. Lori Graham-Brady, Associate Director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, along with Dr. Alvin Kennedy, Interim Dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) at Morgan State University, and Dr. John Beatty, Senior Materials Researcher at the Army Research Laboratory, hosted a ceremony to recognize Morgan State University students Oreoluwa Adesina, Hashmath Fathima and Dennis Aryee as Extreme Science Scholars (ESS).

Oreoluwa is a sophomore Electrical Engineering major who hopes to gain a better understanding of how extreme material science and electrical engineering combine to obtain groundbreaking discoveries.

Hashmath is in her first year as a Master’s of Engineering student. She hopes to learn more about working with composites and create a network of researchers who can help build and develop new programs for equipment used in MSU’s laboratories.

Dennis also is a first year graduate student, majoring in Physics. He’s hoping that this opportunity will help him develop a better understanding of materials science and how certain applications can benefit mankind.

The ESS program supports Morgan State University students with funding provided by the Army Research Laboratory based on special interest by the Maryland Congressional delegation. Morgan State University ESS program students are at the graduate and/or undergraduate level and pursuing a math, science, engineering or technology degree. The recipients for this year’s ESS program will receive tuition support for this academic year. This program represents an investment in the future generation of scientists and engineers within the state of Maryland who will hopefully go onto careers in the government, academia and industry.

The ESS program is an expansion of the current Extreme Science Internship (ESI) program. The ESI program provides internal and external internships for selected Morgan State University students. They spend 8-15 weeks performing research activities at one of 15 institutions affiliated with the Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments within the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute. This, along with the ESS program, support the diversity pledge made earlier this year by Whiting School of Engineering Dean Ed Schlesinger.

2015 Extreme Science Scholars are presented certificates from program sponsors. From left front: Dennis Ayree, Hashmath Fathima, Oreoluwa Adesina, Dr. John Beatty (ARL). From left back: Dr. Lori Graham-Brady (HEMI, JHU) and Dr. Alvin Kennedy (SCMNS, Morgan State).

2015 Extreme Science Scholars are presented certificates from program sponsors. From left front: Dennis Ayree, Hashmath Fathima, Oreoluwa Adesina, Dr. John Beatty (ARL). From left back: Dr. Lori Graham-Brady (HEMI, JHU) and Dr. Alvin Kennedy (SCMNS, Morgan State).

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