2017 Talent Development and Innovation in Sciences Summer Interns
Justin Cole is a senior Electrical Engineering Major at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Justin is a QEM/NSF STEM Leadership Intern and will split his time working on projects for Howard University Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Center and Quality Education for Minorities Network.
Leonardo Gates is a junior Environmental Science major at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. His research with the National Science Foundation will focus on Polar Programs. He is passionate about conservation and environmental restoration.
Jasmine Jones is a senior Physics major at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jasmine will spend her summer working at the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Education and Human Resources.
Fun Fact: Jasmine loves playing basketball and played on LSU's championship intramural team.
Erika Salamanca is a graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, Texas. She will be working with the National Science Foundation division of Engineering Education.
Fun fact: she loves horseback riding!
Paola Zegri is a senior Biology and Bioeduation major at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Paola will be working in the Environmental Biology Directorate at the National Science Foundation.
Fun Fact: She once played an extra in a horror movie as a child