New Summer UREP Initiatives
The Wood Hudson Cancer Research Institute is proud to be an inaugural partner in summer 2019
with the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky's brand-new Gatton Summer Internship
Program (GSIP). The mission of this partnership, (a tax-deductible, private-public commitment), is to provide a project-based summer internship to a Gatton Academy student. Internships can be in any discipline,
in any field, and can take many forms.
Requirements are simple:
1.) Partners provide an eight-week, full-time internship to a Gatton student;
2.) Students must have a consistent mentor-supervisor to seek guidance;
3.) Students work on a specific project with an outcome as the goal; and
4.) The mentor-supervisor assesses the student at summer's end.
Wood Hudson has already firmly supported The Gatton Academy, having worked with six Gatton students since 2009. These alumni have gone on to successful undergraduate, graduate, and medical school careers. Dr. Julia Carter was honored as The Gatton Academy's Commencement Speaker in 2017 as the school graduated its ninth graduating class.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with The Gatton Academy through this innovative endeavor, which helps to prepare our Kentucky STEM students for successful futures. If your company or
organization is interested in hosting a Gatton Academy student intern, Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, Academic Opportunities Coordinator, can be contacted at Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two students from The Gatton Academy who will be participating in UREP this summer are
Natalie Cooper and JT Reagor. Natalie and JT are technically high school Juniors, but are now completing their Freshman year at Western Kentucky University. Other summer UREP students include: Louis Fritz, a Morehead State University, Craft Academy for Excellence in Science graduate who will be beginning as a
Junior at the University of Louisville; Audrey Giesler, a rising Junior at Eastern Kentucky University,
David Kelly, a rising Senior at Thomas More University; Ryan Moore, a rising Senior at Northern Ken-
tucky University; Michael Parritt, a rising Senior at Xavier University; Olivia Frederick, a rising Senior at Ohio State University and Adam Neltner, a rising Junior at Ohio State University. These ten students will
participate in ongoing research projects studying breast, bladder, and ovarian cancers.