Recipients of the EAGLES Scholarship have been able to secure incredible internships to put their learning to hands-on use. Here are a few examples of Summer 2021 placements:
Mayra Diaz-Acevedo, a freshman in Mathematics, was invited to join the Numerical Analysis research group for the 2021 REU at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She’ll be working with Dr. Treena Basu, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Occidental. Program details: http://jim-brown.oxycreates.org/REU/Oxy_REU.html
Angeles Marin, a sophomore in Biology, was selected and will participate in two summer programs. The first is with Heritage University through the Heritage University & Pacific Northwest Partnerships National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (HU PNW NSF REU) Program under Dr. Kao. The second program is at University of Washington. It is a 6-week program focused on Health Professions called SHPEP (Summer Health Professions Education Program). Program details: http://cedi-web01.s.uw.edu/pre-health-programs/shpep/.
Gustavo Mendez-Soto, a freshman in Environmental Science, was selected for the Washington State University REU titled “Stakeholder-Informed Innovations in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus” The goal of this experience is to introduce undergraduates to resource management questions in the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus, and to teach strategies for testing and understanding how innovations in the FEW impact or improve coordinated, cooperative management for a more resilient and inclusive future. This is a nine-week (40hrs/week) program running from May 31 – July 30, 2021. He will develop a research project working with Dr. Sasha (Richey) McLarty. Program details: https://ce.wsu.edu/faculty/dr-alexandra-sasha-richey/.
Anthony Brooks has secured an internship with Portland State University under Dr. Melissa Haeffner in the Department of Environmental Science and Management. His project: NERRS Collaborative Science: Determining salt marsh restoration success using focus groups of managers and the public, and past data.
Andrea Mendoza is a sophomore EAGLES Scholar majoring in Biology. She will be working full time this summer with USDA/ARS on fruit tree pest research based in Moxee with Dr. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris.