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Introducing Naval STEM students, alumni, educators, professionals, and mentors.

Dr. Courtney Thomas and Patience Ferguson

Tanvir Hussain

Engineering the Future: NREIP Alumni Explores Innovation in Autonomous Vehicles

In his freshman year at La Jolla High School in San Diego, CA, Tanvir Hussain joined the FIRST Robotics Competition team, an international contest in which thousands of high school students, coaches, and mentors spend six weeks building robots capable of playing ball games, balancing beams, and an assortment of other tasks.

FIRST marked the beginning of Hussain’s journey into the world of engineering, kicking off a lifelong passion. However, it was a seemingly random comment he received in the 11th grade in which he became sure he wanted to become an engineer. While working on a project in a shop class, his teacher complimented his soldering technique.

Dr. Kaila Vento

Dr. Kaila Vento

PILOT PSYCHOLOGY: NREIP ALUMNA TAKES HER SKILLS TO THE SKIES TO HELP NAVY PILOTS FLY SAFELY AND COMFORTABLY

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Kim Roche

Kim Roche

A HISTORIC DIVE: NREIP ALUMNI EXPLORES SUNK COMBAT SHIPS AND THE REST OF UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY

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“NREIP provided me the tools, lab space and mentorship needed to cultivate my research interests in a professional environment. As an NREIP intern I found purpose in my work and a community to learn from. Mentorship from brilliant, kind, Navy Medical entomologists showed me this path, major, career, is worth it and can be incredibly rewarding and so much fun. I got to ask questions and work alongside experts, who were also eager to teach and produce tangible work.”

Sierra Teemsma

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