Undergraduate Research

Maureen Kelly, Civil Engineering




“I can't wait to see how my internship experience will benefit me as I move forward in the field of engineering.”

“I got to spend my summer internship in Prof. Kenneth Lee's lab, working with Ajay Gupta, a graduate student on his research in the area of refuse-derived fuels. We were focused mainly on the potential of coffee husk as a pelletized fuel. Much of our daily work concerned the use of an acid leaching process to reduce the ash content of coffee husk samples. On my first day, I was warmly welcomed and immediately introduced to the working lab environment. Throughout the summer, I gained new knowledge on a daily basis, whether from reading relevant literature or participating in hands-on lab work. This internship was an excellent chance to see the real-world application of many principles that I had previously only read about, and many more that I had never even heard of. I can't wait to see how my internship experience will benefit me as I move forward in the field of engineering.”