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    SUCCESS Program

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    Pathways Intern

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    SMART Scholarship

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    Wright Scholar

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    Wright Scholar

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    Wright Scholar

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    Wright Scholar

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Jared Neely

While many managers seek candidates from well-known schools, the SUCCESS Program reaches out to a lesser known, but equally talented, group of students – those attending community college.

“It’s really not about the school,” said Mark Derriso, the SUCCESS Program Manager. “It’s about the individual.”

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Ashley Wissel

Ashley Wissel, an undergraduate student from Purdue University, worked in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate as a Pathways intern.

The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and individuals with advanced degrees. The program pays individuals to work in federal agencies and explore various career opportunities.

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Kevin Schmidt

Kevin Schmidt is a two-time recipient of the SMART Scholarship and a research engineering psychologist for AFRL. He recently completed his first year in the doctoral program at Northwestern University. Schmidt is studying for a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience and is focusing his research on the effects of low oxygen on the brain and the mind.

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship is a DOD-wide service program that covers tuition for students pursuing technical degrees in STEM disciplines at colleges across the country.

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Andrew Haberlandt

Hometown: Bellbrook, OHBellbrook High School, 2018 Grad

During his summer internship, Andrew Haberlandt developed code for a software project involving an artificial intelligence system. The recent graduate of Bellbrook High School gained valuable skills working with a software team in AFRL’s Sensors Directorate.

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Jacob Eaton

Hometown: Miamisburg, OHAerospace Systems Directorate

Jacob Eaton, a graduate of Miamisburg High School, spent his summer performing experiments with Aerodynamic Interface Planes (AIPs) that measure pressure recovery in the wind tunnel at AFRL.

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Jasmine Hughes

Chaminade Julienne High School, 2018 graduateHometown: Dayton, OhioMaterials and Manufacturing Directorate

Jasmine Hughes, a graduate of Chaminade Julienne High School, spent her summer working in the composites laboratory of AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate where she evaluated high-temperature polyimide resins and applied composite processing and characterization techniques. The Air Force uses composite materials in aircraft parts since they are lightweight and durable.

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Catherine Mohs

Aerospace Systems DirectorateHomeschooled student, high school graduateHometown: Beavercreek, OH (she now resides in Xenia, OH)

Catherine Mohs, a home-schooled student from Xenia, spent her summer working for AFRL and assisting a Ph.D. candidate with his research project.

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Alison Bachowski

Alison Bachowski, a high school senior from Springfield, received not one, but three offers for summer internships.She selected AFRL over Johns Hopkins and Harvard University.

Bachowski’s research project involved testing the accuracy of a device that monitors heart rate. She conducted experiments at the Wright Field Fitness Center with participants running on treadmills wearing temple sensors and biometric shirts, which have sensors woven into the fabric. The 711th Human Performance Wing is testing various physiological monitoring devices for Air Force pilots to wear while in flight.