Jun 22, 2020 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
We are pleased to welcome the following 2020 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) Interns to the HEMI for the summer: Nathuel Albayrak (Chesapeake Science Point High School), Daria Holoman (Springbrook High School), Jessica Shi (Thomas S. Wootton High School), and Angela Torrejon (Connelly School of the Holy Child).
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/faculty advisors for 2020 are: Chongpu Zhai in the group of Ryan Hurley (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Dylan Madisetti in the group of Jaafar El-Awady (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Marco Galvani in the group of Mark Robbins (Department of Physics and Astronomy), and Lucas Pressley in the group of Tyrel McQueen (Department of Chemistry).
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.