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PLCC Student Selected to Participate in Akron U Summer Research Academy

Congratulations to Lexsis Baker, a junior Engineering Technology student from Manchester, who was recently selected to participate in the Akron University Summer Research Academy.


The purpose of the Research Academy is to give qualified high school students considering a career in engineering hands-on research experience by working on collegiate level research projects alongside UA College of Engineering professors. Admission in to this program was highly selective due to the limited space available and was open to local, rising high school juniors and seniors. The 8 week program takes place during the University’s summer session.


While in the program, Lexsis will spend 200 hours (roughly 25 hrs/wk) in her mentor’s lab either working on a specific project assigned to her or working alongside UA graduate students. This also gives UA graduate students the opportunity to be mentors. Faculty and staff will meet with program participants periodically to measure progress and address any participant questions. Each participant will earn $2000, payable as a stipend, for participating in this program and contributing to UA research. The students will present their research at a poster symposium on the last day of the program.

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