BRVGS students Joey Rodriguez and Nathaniel Lilly were recently notified of their acceptances as School of Engineering Dean’s Early Research Initiative (DERI) Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University for the 2014-15 school year. They will work with a graduate student mentor and a faculty member on a research project for the engineering school. During the summer Nathaniel and Joey, both juniors at William Monroe High School in Greene County, will devote 60 hours in August to the project, and work four hours per week throughout the school year when the high school and VCU are both in session.
When he learned of his acceptance, Joey contacted BRVGS Director Marc Carraway to express his excitement and to say, “Thank you so much for showing me this amazing opportunity.”
To find out their graduate mentors and particular project, Joey and Nathaniel are invited to attend an Awarding Ceremony at the VCU Engineering School in Richmond on May 23, 2014.
Congratulations to both students on pursuing this internship, and being selected to the program.