Internship programs in STEM and BMAH

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools introduced a new work internship program for their high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students in the summer of 2011. Keystone Research Solutions volunteered to take part in the program right from the beginning.

During the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years, our interns took part in variable star astronomy team research projects. The purpose of their projects was to analyze previously gathered star observations and write a research article.

For 2013-2014, we modified the astronomy research internship toward more individual analysis and report writing of the star observations. We also added a science illustration internship opportunity, with which our interns produced articles and illustrations for the interesting items section of this website.

We expanded our work internship program for 2014-2015, adding a number of public access research projects in biology, climatology, humanities, nature and space topics. This allowed us to take part in the school system's new work internship initiative for biomedical and allied health (BMAH) students, as well as to continue STEM subjects. For this year, our interns provided research assistance to Atlantic seafloor species surveys, breast cancer analysis, exoplanet hunting, protein structure prediction, RNA molecule design, and Serengeti wildlife monitoring.

In September 2014, the 21st Century Education Foundation of Annapolis presented Keystone Research Solutions a business partner award to recognize our mentorship of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and biomedical allied health (BMAH) students in the county high schools.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, our interns continued assisting public access research projects, including Atlantic seafloor species surveys, galaxy classification, kelp forest temporal changes, Mars terrain changes over time, particle collider data analysis, penguin surveys, RNA molecule design, Serengeti animal coexistence, and wildebeest migration details. Our interns on the Serengeti project were among the many thousands whose work became part of the research article, "A generalized approach for producing, quantifying, and validating citizen science data from wildlife images", published in Conservation Biology.

In 2016-2017, our interns assisted projects researching biomolecule folding processes; gravity wave observations; Mars terrain features; planetary nebulae dust disks; plankton population variations; protein identification techniques; subatomic particle collisions; wildlife monitoring in central African jungles and eastern African grasslands and American urban environments; and some other topics.