Welcoming Future Scientists

April 11, 2013

The cold weather is moving out, the warm air is coming in, and we’re looking forward to another great summer. It’s that time of year when we gear up to welcome our Injury Science REU students, nine talented undergraduates from across the country who will spend their summers working side-by-side with CIRP researchers.

In 2011 the National Science Foundation honored CIRP by designating it an REU site. This program provides college students with a rich multi-faceted hands-on experience, giving them the opportunity to participate in fundamental research on the causes and consequences of child and adolescent injury. The 10-week summer internship offers a stipend, free housing, and reimbursement toward travel expenses, and is highly competitive. This year we received 365 applications for 9 positions! 

While they’re here, REU students become fully integrated members of their research teams where they receive regular one-on-one mentoring from well-established highly trained pediatric researchers. They attend seminars, workshops, and field trips that are specifically designed to enhance their knowledge of multidisciplinary injury science research and increase their skills in conducting that research.

Please join me in welcoming the 2013 Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates class. I know they will do great things while they are here.

  • Alexandra Conway – Brown University
  • Katie Casty - Muhlenberg College
  • Christine Evangelista – Elizabethtown College
  • Dakota Jones – Syracuse University
  • Jeffrey Friedman - University of Michigan
  • Shani Gardner – Temple University
  • Shyam Patel - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Erin Jongmin Song – Yale University
  • Steven Scarfone – University of Pennsylvania