Biology Student Spends Summer with NASA Internship

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Lewis University Biology Student Spends Summer with NASA Internship

Published: March 29, 2018.

Lewis University student Hannah Zuercher of Lincoln, Neb. has been selected for the NASA Student Airborne Research Program internship at University of California, Irvine.

I look forward to being able to work with peers that have differing STEM backgrounds, as well as completing a research project that I can call my own, the biology/pre-medicine major said.

Zuercher will work with a group making an independent research project centered around atmospheric, oceanographic, or land surface observations. Only 20-30 students get selected for the eight-week program in which SARP participants will assist in the operation of instruments onboard aircraft to sample atmospheric chemicals, and/or to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.

I hope to be able to apply whatever environmental research is collected to my future career goal as a physician, she commented. After graduation from Lewis University, Zuercher plans to attend medical school.

The Lewis University Biology degree program is an excellent choice for the 21st century, with an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes mathematics, chemistry and physics to provide students with a deep understanding of the living world.

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Patricia Connor said:
What a fine & well rounded young lady Hannah is. She is receiving an excellant education & life experience at Lewis. I know this for a fact because I am her grandmother !!!

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