Immediately concluded the primary week of the 2023 Younger Students Program!
Twenty-two rising highschool seniors had been chosen from quite a few Boston space candidates to take part in summer time analysis on the Northeastern campus. Along with a analysis expertise, this program additionally gives school utility preparation, skilled improvement, area journeys to firms and analysis facilities, and hands-on engineering actions.
This yr, there are eleven collaborating professors: Noor Alam (MIE), Rouzbeh Amini (MIE/BioE), Mahshid Amirabadi (ECE), Sijia Dong (Chem/ChemBio), Ryan Koppes (ChemE), Jessica Oakes (BioE), Marvin Onabajo (ECE), Sarah Ostadabbas (ECE), Sandra Shefelbine (MIE/BioE), Aatmesh Shrivastava (ECE), and Rebecca Willits (ChemE/BioE).
College students started their first day on campus by constructing paper towers. This was adopted by a wide range of shows, together with a public security presentation by NUPD, an outline of lab protocol and security by Colin Burkhard of OARS, and a “Variety, Fairness and Inclusion” seminar from Gemaers Dorvil. To wrap up the morning session, college students participated in a catapult constructing exercise with Mark Casto (Amesbury Excessive Faculty).
Lab mentors and school arrived for lunch to satisfy their YSP college students and introduce their tasks. After lunch, college students and mentors went off to the labs for the primary time.
Throughout homeroom on Day 2, college students had been challenged to create a tool that might efficiently catch/cushion a falling egg. The scholars got difficult and restricted supplies to work with, and the exercise concluded with a number of rounds of testing at varied heights.
Day 3 began off with a seminar introducing the school utility course of. College students had been launched to the Frequent App, adopted by a university essay train. Our first lunch seminar was introduced by Loretta Fernandez (CEE) on “Man-Made Chemical substances and the Setting.”
Day 4 started with a presentation on monetary help courtesy of Colin Kelly and Caitlin Rusk of SFS.
The primary area journey of this system was a strolling tour of the Emerald Necklace.
Led by Lori Parker, college students used an interactive map to navigate and determine environmental infrastructure and wildlife within the Again Bay Fens.
The day ended with a scavenger hunt, during which college students broke into groups and used clues to determine outstanding places round campus.
In upcoming weeks, the scholars will have interaction in additional engineering actions, attend a number of extra school hosted seminars, and go on a number of area journeys, together with Amgen and The Marine Science Heart. To conclude the six week expertise, college students will current their analysis to college, friends, and household on August third.
This yr’s program is co-coordinated by two Northeastern undergraduate college students:
Claire Stipp (Chemical Engineering ’27), an UPLIFT 2022 Scholar and a 2021 YSP alum, and Yassine Souabny (Mechanical Engineering/Physics ’27), a 2022 YSP alum. A number of different members of the Heart for STEM employees are additionally actively concerned.