Hostos student and Kaplan Scholar Boinzemwende Jarmila Roxane Ouango will serve as a summer intern at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The internship is made possible by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) which recently contributed $17.3 million to fund internship and research projects and to provide access to DOE’s National Laboratories.
Ms. Ouango’s field of research will be Engineering Technology.
The DOE funding provides internships for 804 undergraduate and 90 community college students, 20 percent of whom come from minority-serving institutions like Hostos, via the Community College Internships (CCI) program. CCI seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers by furnishing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories.
In December 2020 Ms. Ouango was one of three Hostos students chosen to receive Kaplan Scholarships. The Kaplan Educational Foundation seeks to eliminate barriers to education for overlooked and underserved students and develop them as leaders for the American workforce and their communities. 
Congratulations to Ms. Ouango!