Wright Scholar Intern Reviews  

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  • The lecture series speakers were very beneficial, and I learned about many different aspects of science and engineering fields.
  • This was the most fulfilling internship I have ever had as I felt I was doing meaningful work.
  • Amazing opportunity to do true research and contribute to scientific knowledge.
  • The program offers excellent insight into research and STEM fields in general.
  • This program allows exploration of several potential career paths while showing what it is like to be a part of an engineering/STEM workforce.
  • I really enjoyed getting hands-on experience by working on a project which I found very interesting.
  • I loved working with researchers and small teams; the skillset provided was incredible, and I learned so much.
  • I most enjoyed being able to work with my mentor and his lab group on meaningful research.
  • Liked being able to apply scientific knowledge and concepts outside the classroom.
  • I loved being able to collaborate with scientists and engineers on projects I am passionate about. Such experiences allowed me to foster lasting relationships and enhance my understanding of STEM topics. I gained exposure to cutting-edge technology and learned a lot about my future career field.
  • Since program onset in 2002, nearly 800 Wright Scholars have been hired from over 100 school districts. Many have graduated from college or are attending a university majoring in engineering, science, and medical career fields.
  • Upon college graduation, several have been hired as AFRL researchers and some are Air Force officers with engineering degrees, while others have received SMART Scholarship Program, including paid college tuition with government service payback.
  • Of students tracked through the years, 86% pursued or are pursuing science or engineering careers and 10% pursued or are pursuing medical careers, while 4% pursued other fields like finance or business.