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Morgan State, Johns Hopkins Launch S.T.E.M. Access Internship Program

Morgan State, Johns Hopkins Launch S.T.E.M. Access Internship Program

Flanked by students and officials from Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University and the United States Army, Morgan President David Wilson and Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels today signed a memorandum of understanding creating the Extreme Science Internship program, a joint effort that will place high-achieving science and engineering students from Morgan in research internships at Johns Hopkins and in similar academic and professional research settings throughout the country.

The program’s first eight students will begin work this summer—three at Johns Hopkins, two at the California Institute of Technology, one at Drexel University, one at the Southwest Research Institute (Texas), and one at the Ernst Mach Institut in Germany. The student interns will work on projects involving computational mechanics, high-energy density physics, molecular dynamics, computational sciences, multiscale materials research, and more.

“Morgan is intentional about developing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and educators who will lead the next wave of American innovation,” says Dr. Wilson. “We are honored to partner with Johns Hopkins in this latest partnership between the two institutions, and extending our productive relationship in benefit of our students, the City of Baltimore, and beyond.”

The partnership is supported by a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), which will fund undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in eight to 15-week research projects working in conjunction with the US Army Research Laboratory. The program will also provide training at Morgan State to prepare students for on-site research and development experiences.