Jake Robida '18, current student at University of Cincinnati
"Even after three years, Catalyst is still playing an important role in my academic career. For my manufacturing processes course, two other mechanical engineers and I are presenting an informational seminar about Additive Manufacturing for Infrastructure. All my work done in Catalyst is being utilized in front of my professor and peers. The Catalyst program not only introduced me to college-level research, but helped me prepare for the challenging coursework and research that is needed to be a successful engineer. I hope students who are thinking of Catalyst hear my story and accept the challenge."
- Ava Thomas '18, current student at Yale University
“First, Catalyst taught me about the community of research including how to collaborate and work with others, share ideas, give scientific presentations and write research proposals. Second, Catalyst exposed me to real research and the ability to independently conduct experiments using techniques such as Western blotting and gel electrophoresis. These are all methods that are utilized in Yale’s classroom when examining scientific research or reading scientific literature. I am a firm believer in the Catalyst program and would encourage those interested in STEM to be a part of the experience."