Jul 13, 2018 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano
We are pleased to welcome the following 2018 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) interns to the HEMI for the summer: Taylor Beverly (Eleanor Roosevelt HS), Chimmuanya Iheanyi-Igwe (Howard HS), Grace Kim (Poolesville HS), and Brook Mesfin (Walter Johnson HS)!
HEMI’s REAP interns were selected through a very competitive application process. Each student will work with a HEMI faculty advisor and have a graduate student/postdoctoral fellow as a mentor. The REAP mentors are: Kimberly Andes, Joel Clemmer, Aakash Bangalore Satish, and Noah Wade. We are looking forward seeing the progress of these summer research projects.
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.
2018 REAP Interns from left: Chimmuanya Iheanyi-Igwe, Taylor Beverly, Brook Mesfin, Grace Kim.