CEINT Research Site: Vikesland Lab- Virginia Tech University
The reason I choose CEINT for my summer internship is because my future plans focus around participating and/or leading chemical research. Because nano-scale science and nanotechnology are the next major steps in chemistry as well as industry it is crucial that I have experience in nanoscience in order to be on the cutting edge. Also, as environmentalism becomes more prevalent in mainstream society, science will be required to prove it is not harming the environment. A CEINT internship will provide experience in both the advancement and understanding of the environmental effects of nano-scale science and thus was my first choice for an internship this summer.