James Rodgers, a junior studying software engineering, spent his 2023 summer as an IINSPIRE-LSAMP undergraduate mentee. IINSPIRE LSAMP, or the Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, is a Midwest STEM partnership for innovation in research and education and focuses on increasing the number of STEM bachelor’s and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
Iris Top is a graduate student at Iowa State University studying computer engineering, with a degree focus in secure and reliable computing.
The summer of 2022 marked the end of Top’s term as president of the Gaffer’s Guild, a student organization dedicated to the education and training in the art and science of glassblowing. Members are encouraged to take their learning a step further by working on their own to master specific skills or shapes.
Computer engineering senior Kalli Lawson spent her summer in Austin, Texas, interning with Meta Platforms, Inc. – the tech giant behind media technologies like Facebook and Instagram.