When environmental science major Saba Iqbal ’19 is not in classes, she spends most of her time in an archaeology laboratory, cleaning, photographing, and filing artifacts found on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the personal retreat of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson.
It’s a midsummer afternoon in a biology lab on the third floor of Hobbs-Sigler Hall and Mandy Larsen ‘19 is standing over a Petri dish full of termites. The tiny, off-white creatures are yellow-footed reticulated termites — Reticulitermes flavipes, to be exact — and Larsen has spent much of her summer trying to find out […]
Kyle Brumbaum ’19, a criminology major at University of Lynchburg, spent much of his summer break in North Carolina doing an internship with the Raleigh Police Department. During the two-month internship, Brumbaum explored various areas of law enforcement, from traffic enforcement to narcotics.
The first thing you hear when you walk into the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is chirping. Lots of chirping. And alarms, which go off at 15- to 90-minute intervals and alert staff and volunteers that somebody needs to be fed. “I go home and I hear timers,” said Mary Spangler ’20, one of two University of Lynchburg students volunteering at the wildlife rehabilitation center this summer.
D’Andria Alston-Thomas ’19 has spent this summer helping transportation officials from around the world learn from each other. The rising senior has a paid internship in the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of International Programs. “My department and my job focus on all the agreements that the Department of Transportation has with other departments around the […]
Two students in Lynchburg’s Athletic Training program have been spending lots of time at the local ballpark lately, learning about how to keep professional baseball players on the field and off the disabled list. Since opening day in April, Zack Maust ’19 MSAT and Rachael Watkins ’19 have been doing a clinical rotation with the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Physics major and Westover Honors student Nick Savino ’19 will spend the summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee, as part of an internship he got through the U.S. Department of Energy. For 10 weeks, he’ll work with scientists and other undergraduate researchers at the lab, which was founded as part of the Manhattan Project in 1943.
Jacquelynn McKenzie ’18 has spent the spring semester working at an equestrian center that specializes in helping children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, dementia, and other physical, emotional, intellectual, and educational challenges.
Parker Jones ’19 is spending the fall semester on Capitol Hill, where he interacts with government administrators and elected officials. Jones is an intern with the National Association of State Foresters in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit, member-based organization serves U.S. state and territorial forestry agencies and focuses on protecting state and private forests.
This summer, Emily Yinger ’19 has watched history in the making and helped report it to the world. As an intern for two television stations in Pennsylvania, she has worked alongside news reporters covering breaking news, crime, politics, and more. WGAL, an NBC affiliate, assigned her to work with a team that covered the Bill […]