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WHK Student Internship Enrollment, Mentor Participation Up More than 50 Percent

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With 66 students, the 2013–2014 incoming class of Werner H. Kirsten student interns is the largest ever.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

The Werner H. Kirsten Student Internship Program (WHK SIP) has enrolled the largest class ever for the 2013–2014 academic year, with 66 students and 50 mentors. This enrollment reflects a 53 percent increase in students and a 56 percent increase in mentors, compared to 2012–2013 (43 students and 32 mentors), according to Julie Hartman, WHK SIP director.

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Science Skills Boot Camp Gets Interns Ready for Research

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Vijay Walia, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at NCI at Frederick, presented sessions on reading a scientific paper and developing a good research question.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Summer interns learned how to read a scientific paper, present a poster, maintain a laboratory notebook, and much more, at the Science Skills Boot Camp in June.

“It was a great experience, and it was a great opportunity to meet some of the other interns also working on the campus,” said Alyssa Klein, a Werner H. Kirsten student intern in the Cellular Immunology Group, Laboratory of Molecular Immunoregulation. “The boot camp covered many topics essential to being a good scientist and science researcher.”

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Student Intern Lands Top Prize in National Science Competition

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Sam Pritt, left, with Michael Reitermann, a member of the Siemens Foundation Board of Directors. Courtesy of Sam Pritt

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Student intern Sam Pritt’s interest in improving geolocation led him to develop a project that won a top regional prize at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology in November.

Pritt was awarded a $3,000 college scholarship, and he competed in the national competition in early December.

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