LSAMP Spotlight

students looking at test tubeMany LSAMP scholars spend their summers participating in undergraduate research and internships. These experiences are key to developing students’ research and career interests. Below are just a few of the research opportunities our LSAMP Scholars are involved in.


LSAMP Scholar Karen Santos

LSAMP Scholar Karen Santos

Karen Santos studies Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Humanitarian Engineering at The Ohio State University. This past summer, she completed an internship in Fargo, North Dakota at John Deere Electronic Solutions, where she worked in a manufacturing plant. She expects to graduate in 2020, when she intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering. Read more on Karen Santos.

LSAMP Scholar Jahara Wakeel

LSAMP Scholar Jahara Wakeel

Jahara Wakeel is a Public Health major at The Ohio State University. This past summer, she worked on a research project with Dr. Darryl Hood that focused on understanding a community’s climate with regards to a waste transfer site. She expects to graduate in 2021 when she will pursue a graduate degree. She plans to conduct research that focuses on disease and health issues in minority communities. Read more on Jahara Wakeel.

LSAMP Scholar Ansley Watkins

LSAMP Scholar Ansley Watkins

Ansley Watkins is a Natural Resource Management major at The Ohio State University. She spent last summer working with Dr. Mažeika Sullivan and Dr. Kay Stefanik at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park conducting research focused on harmful algal blooms. After graduating in 2021, Ansley hopes to pursue a career in conservation, preservation, and education. Read more on Ansley Watkins.

LSAMP Scholar Annika Diaz

LSAMP Scholar Annika Diaz

Annika Diaz is an Animal Science major at The Ohio State University. This summer, she is working with Dr. Anastasia Vlasova at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, where she is conducting research focused on understanding porcine rotavirus C. Annika plans to graduate in 2021, when she intends to pursue veterinary school. Read more on Annika Diaz.