2019 InCEES Summer Interns Announced

For the third year in a row, InCEES will oversee a 10-week Summer Research Internship program for Washington University undergraduates. The program exposes students to hands-on research in a lab or field-based setting. Additionally, it is an opportunity for students to further their interest in researching issues relating to energy, environment and sustainability. Students work closely with a research mentor on a research project that they (the student) propose.

The six students selected as the 2019 InCEES Summer Research Interns are:

Jonathan Borowsky, a sophomore, will work with Himadri Pakrasi, the Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biology, studying ways to improve photosynthesis.

Sophomore Lev Kolinski will study land use and biodiversity under the guidance of Krista Milich, assistant professor of biological anthropology.

Nicholas Matteucci, a junior, will be guided by Peng Bai, assistant professor in the McKelvey School of Engineering, as he studies solutions for modeling battery systems.

Sophomore Katherine Phelan will study air quality under the guidance of Jay Turner, vice dean for education and professor in the McKelvey School of Engineering.

Jessica Rehmann, a junior, will research the diversity in rice with Kenneth Olsen, professor of biology.

Junior Kristen Riedinger will explore biochar and heavy metals under the tutelage of Jeffrey Catalano, professor of earth and planetary sciences.

As part of the internship requirements, students will submit a research paper at the end of the program and will be expected to present on their findings at an InCEES event during the 2019-2020 academic year.