Each summer, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) has funding to support research internships abroad. The International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides support for students to work with researchers at The Inter-University MircroElectronics Centre (IMEC) in Leuven, Belgium. Students work at IMEC’s world-class microfabrication facility and learn to design, fabricate and test a wide range of biomedical devices.
Over the next several weeks, each student will blog about their experiences both as researchers in an international laboratory, but also as a visitor to Europe. Expect to see some lab photos and some tourist trip photos.
For 2015, four students have arrived in Belgium. They include Rachel Bang, Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering; Rebecca Black, Junior in Molecular and Cell Biology; Gwendolyn Hoffmann, Senior in Materials Science and Engineering; and Victoria Laney, Senior on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. For more information about the IRES program through INBT, visit http://inbt.jhu.edu/
All press inquiries about this program or about INBT in general should be directed to Mary Spiro, INBT’s science writer and media relations director at mspiroATjhu.edu. For information about INBT’s collaboration with IMEC, contact INBT’s director of corporate partnerships, Tom Fekete at tfekete1ATjhu.edu