Radford promotes summer research opportunities

Cassie Bonavita, senior biology major, conducted field research in Costa Rica on dengue fever in mosquitoes as an American Society for Microbiology Research Fellow.
Cassie Bonavita, senior biology major, conducted field research in Costa Rica on dengue fever in mosquitoes as an American Society for Microbiology Research Fellow. | File photo

During the 2015 Summer Research Opportunities Student Panel at Radford University, students explored opportunities for undergraduate research and internship experiences.

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Director Joseph Wirgau moderated a panel of five seniors as they shared their internship and research experiences from last summer.

**Cassie Bonavita, senior biology major, conducted field research in Costa Rica on dengue fever in mosquitos as an American Society for Microbiology Research Fellow.

**Senior physics major Jordan Eagle worked last summer with William and Mary and NASA’s Langley Research Center.

**A Scholar Citizen in Action and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Winner, senior biology major Emily Guise worked as a member of the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition team.

**Haja Kargbo, a senior biology major, completed a summer internship at the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Drug Abuse.

**Senior biology major Kayla McNeilly spent the summer in Grassy Key, Florida at the Dolphin Research Center.

“Set your sights high,” Wirgau said to those in attendance. “These are stories to inspire you, the next cohort of Radford researchers and scientists.”

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