Welcome 2019 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) Interns

Jul 11, 2019 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

We are pleased to welcome the following 2019 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) Interns to the HEMI for the summer: Nia Lowery (From the Heart Christian School), Michelle Shen (Wootton HS), Angela Torrejon (Connelly School of the Holy Child), and Buena Zajmi (Quince Orchard 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: Paulette Clancy (Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering), Claire Hur (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Adam Phelan (Department of Chemistry), and Susanna Thon (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). We are looking forward to 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.

From left: Angela Torrejon, Michelle Shen, Buena Zajmi, Nia Lowery.

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