LERCIP Participants Share Their Stories
Diana Santiago in a laboratory

During her LERCIP internship, Diana Santiago conducted research about solid oxide fuel cells for flight applications. The cells are being designed at NASA's Glenn Research Center. Image Credit: Diana Santiago

Lewis' Educational & Research Collaborative Internship Project, or LERCIP College, is an educational summer opportunity for college students to take part in 10-week, paid internships at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The project provides students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs and research interests, primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. The project gives students firsthand experience in a research and development environment. Students work under the guidance of Glenn Research Center scientists or engineers who serve as the students' mentors.

Check out the profiles below of a few of the NASA LERCIP participants. Learn more about how they got involved in NASA projects and what advice they have for students interested in working for NASA.

>  Read Jeff Mayer Interview
>  Read Sony Rane Interview
>  Read Diana Santiago Interview

To learn more about Lewis' Education and Research Collaborative Internship Program, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/LERCIP_GRC.html.