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OJC Press Release ID: 2882


Monday, January 7, 2019

OJC Student Donald Brooks Selected to join CSU-P Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement Program

 

Donald Brooks, a student at Otero Junior College, has recently been selected to join Colorado State University – Pueblo’s, Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE) Research Communities Program as a paid intern to continue research he has been doing on Kilanova, 170817/Neutron Star Merger.

Brooks has been a student at OJC since fall 2016 semester. He is currently enrolled in classes at both OJC and CSU-Pueblo, and will graduate from OJC in the spring of 2019 with an Associate’s of Science in Math. He will then attend CSU-Pueblo full-time and plans to double major in physics and math. Brooks’s long-term goals are to obtain a Master’s of Science degree in Astrophysics, continue his research, become a college professor, and pursue a doctoral degree.

In the CSU-Pueblo program Brooks, will commit at least six hours per week during the fall and spring semesters to CBASE and research activities. He will commit at least 20 hours per week during the summer to research activities. Brooks will be expected to regularly attend research community meetings. He will attend at least five CBASE or other professional development opportunities during the year. At the Fall 2019 College of Science and Math Symposium and CBASE Family and Friends Evening he will prepare a research poster and present it.

“I am incredibly excited for this opportunity.” Brooks said. “To be able to continue research I have already started with the help of CBASE is tremendous. I am excited to see where this program takes me and what I can learn from it. OJC has been a great tool for me to get to this point and I am thrilled to continue working towards my educational goals.”

 

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Donald Brooks, a student at Otero Junior College, has recently been selected to join Colorado State University – Pueblo’s Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE) Research Communities Program as a paid intern doing research.







 

 

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