Patek Lab hosts Army-sponsored research apprentices

Ruta, Thompson, site visitor from Army Research, Kuo and Patek

The Army Research Office funds STEM apprenticeships for high school students and undergraduates to work in labs that have Army-funded research grants.  This past summer, the Patek Lab hosted Casey Thompson (Jordan High School) and Anna Ruta (Pratt) to work on the impulsive forces and mechanisms of trap-jaw ants.  Thompson said, "I enjoyed every minute, from presenting to answering questions."