Twenty-five Wesley students have been selected for summer internships through the College’s online grant application process. Twenty-two students are Cannon Scholars (S-STEM program). The majority of the interns are sponsored through the Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (DE-INBRE), the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DE-EPSCoR), the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA-EPSCoR). In total, the internship stipends are approximately worth $120,000. Student interns participating at Wesley are required to register for a one credit directed research or senior thesis course. All interns are required to present a culminating research poster on Aug. 11 at the University of Delaware (UD) undergraduate research poster symposium.
The twenty-five student intern placements are as follows:
The Nemours/ DuPont Children’s Hospital, sponsored by DE-INBRE: Robert Dina (RJ) and Andre Jones.
Christiana Care Health System (CCHS), sponsored by DE-INBRE: Destiny Hollis.
Green Clinic Laboratory, sponsored by DE-INBRE: Austin Luna.
Water Science and Policy program at UD, sponsored by DE-EPSCoR: John Dougherty.
State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Watershed Stewardship program, sponsored by DE-EPSCoR: Michael Skivers.
Wesley sponsored by DE-EPSCoR: Savannah Love, Jose Santana, Brooke Thompson, Andreanna Jeffries, and Edward Brandenburg.
Wesley College sponsored by DEDO: Logan Minner and Catherine Gross.
Wesley College sponsored by DE-INBRE: Austin Lonski, Riza Bautista and Jeremey Wirick
Wesley College sponsored by NASA-EPSCoR and DE-EPSCoR: Lily Neff.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Delaware State University (DSU), sponsored by DSU (CIBER & NEWBio): Josephine Vieira, Dinh Ngo, Jordan Brockwell and Clara Pena.
Center for Neuroscience Research at DSU, sponsored by DSU: Momina Toosef, Summer Stone and March Tremble.
Optical Science Center for Applied Research at DSU, sponsored by DSU (OSCAR) and DE-INBRE: Kanisha Blake.
The Wesley College summer internship programs are made possible by grants from the Delaware (DE) Economic Development Office (DEDO program), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences–NIGMS (P20GM103446) from the National Institutes of Health (DE-INBRE IDeA program), the NASA DE-Space Grant program (NASA NNX15AI19H) and a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR grant IIA-1301765 (DE-EPSCoR program). Twenty-two undergraduates also acknowledge tuition scholarship support from Wesley’s NSF S-STEM Cannon Scholar Program (NSF 1355554).