Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education

Success Stories

Hands-On Learning

Dec 17, 2010

Eight Sci High students spent six weeks in the summer as interns in local organizations through the Summer Science Internship Program, funded jointly by New Orleans Outreach and the Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education. Each student presented research outcomes at an Internship Showcase before the beginning of the fall semester.

Interns and their sites included:

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Courtney Jones

Greater New Orleans Inc.

Kristin Brooks

Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program

Terrance Davis

Tulane Cancer Center

Marissa Honeycutt
Jasmine McGary
Jasmine Smith
Jenez Griffith
Dwi'Shana Smith

Participation means mentorship, says Foundation Board President Dr. Roy Weiner, the associate dean for clinical research and training at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. "The internship exposes promising young men and women to the possibility of a career in science, but perhaps even more importantly, it provides the students with the lifelong benefits of a mentor-mentee experience."

New Orleans Outreach seeks hosts and sponsors for next summer's internships. For information, call the Foundation at (504) 324-7045.