Two students will join the Bose Lab this summer to conduct research funded by the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO). Ste. Genevieve High School junior Aiyana Evers was chosen for the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP). Through this program, high school students are introduced to Army critical research areas in a university lab setting. Aiyana will develop skills and the background to prepare for competitive entry to science and engineering undergraduate programs, and she will have the added benefit of access to her mentor, Arpita Bose’s scientific and engineering expertise.
Washington University undergraduate Grace Choi was chosen for the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. Through this program, undergraduate students receive an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers. In the Bose Lab, Grace will be researching the mechanisms behind microbial interactions with natural charged surfaces and possible applications. She will be participating directly in lab research, attending weekly lab meetings and will eventually present this research at the WUSTL undergraduate symposium, all under Arpita Bose's mentorship.