Aug 8, 2017 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
Congratulations to our 2017 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) interns for completing their summer projects with HEMI! Interns Edna Egal, Steven Hu, Luna Warren and Lilia Yousefian each completed a project under the mentorship of a graduate student/postdoctoral fellow in one of the following JHU departments: Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy. Yesterday, the interns presented a summary of their projects to an audience containing members of HEMI, members of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), their mentors, and their friends and family.
REAP is an Army Educational Outreach Program that places talented high school students in research internships area colleges and universities. In REAP, a summer STEM program, students work on a hands-on research project under the direct supervision of a mentor, exposing them to the real world of research and allowing them to gain valuable mentorship and learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. Each year, over 120 students participate in REAP nationwide at 42 participating universities. Approximately 90% of the REAP interns pursue STEM studies at the post-secondary level.