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Student receives science research scholarship to study abroad in Germany

Hannah LaMond, ’20

Hannah LaMond, ’20, has received the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) summer research scholarship to study abroad and conduct research in Hanover, Germany.

The RISE science summer research internship in Germany gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work alongside doctoral students, who will serve as mentors to the students.

LaMond, who is a biochemistry major and writing minor, is looking forward to conducting research in Germany.

“I want to diversify my skillset by learning and immersing myself in Germany’s culture,” said LaMond, who came to Loyola from Doylestown, Pa.

LaMond believes the different techniques and technologies she will use during her internship will prepare her for the real world.

“This experience will help me in the future. Though I have yet to decide what area of research I will pursue, I am planning to go to graduate school,” said LaMond, who is a performance manager at Phonathon and a teaching assistant for the general chemistry laboratories at Loyola. “Researching in Germany will give me the skills and knowledge to advance my career path,” she said.

Theresa Geiman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, has served on the National Fellowships Committee since 2015 and enjoys mentoring Loyola students.

“For students in the sciences, gaining research experience is often essential for entrance into graduate school programs,” said Geiman. “Gaining hands-on scientific research experience in an international environment gives students in the RISE program an incredibly valuable experience that will help them tremendously as they advance in their scientific careers.”

About the RISE Scholarship:

Undergraduate students from the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland can apply for this internship opportunity. Selected interns receive a monthly stipend to cover daily costs. Roughly 300 scholarships are available each year.

The objective of the program is to promote student exchange to Germany in the science field and to assist with teaching undergraduate students about research and study opportunities in Germany.