Courtney Crane, a sophomore at Coffeyville Community College, is one of ten students nationwide to be selected for the prestigious Kansas State Department of Chemistry's Research Experience Undergraduate Program. Courtney will spend ten weeks this summer conducting cutting edge research under the supervision and mentoring by one of the faculty mentors in the department.
In addition, Courtney will learn how to use advanced chemical analysis and instrumentation, how to write a short scientific paper, how to present her work at a scientific meeting, learn about the importance of ethics in science and about the nature of scientific inquiry. In addition, the interns will be provided with fun and fellowship activities. This internship program is funded by the National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduate Programs.
As a participating student, Courtney will be provided with a $5,200 stipend for the 10 week research experience.
Courtney serves as co-vice president of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She is a semi-finalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship was recently named Most Distinguished Phi Theta Kappa Officer in the Kansas-Nebraska Region.
Courtney was nominated for the program by CCC Chemistry Instructor Amy Lumley and recommended by Eta Gamma Advisor Linda McFate.