Fairchild Challenge High School Students Join Summer Research Internship Program at FIU and CTPC

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

• Starting in June 20 and during eight weeks, five high school students from the Fairchild Challenge will be participating in a USDA-funded internship with FIU’s Agroecology Program to study biofuels.  The students will be learning the core techniques with which one can extract fuels from different biological materials, as well as visiting local research and agricultural centers, exploring the environmental costs and consequences of biofuel development and intensification, and thinking about ways to expand the biofuels potential of South Florida. Image on the left: Top row from left to right: Andrew Jungman (FIU Graduate student), *Cathernine Roen (Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart), Prof. Krish Jayachandran, Prof. Mahadev Bhat, Dr. Eric von Wettberg, *Amy Diaz (South Miami Senior High School), Kennan Zolfaghari (Coral Reef High School). Bottom row from left to right *Karli Pulido (American Senior High School), *Hope Wilcox (Miami Lakes Educational Center), *Johamary Pena (Homestead Senior High) *Fairchild Challenge student