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Meet the Interns: Nouran Amin

CEES is lucky to have several undergraduate interns on staff. Over the last couple of years, CEES interns have been working hard creating and executing science lessons to at-risk youth in the Indianapolis area. Through programming at the Felege Hiwot Center, to working in Indianapolis Public Schools 51 and 69, to Service Learning at IUPUI,  the interns have been able to gain a unique, hands-on experience with environmental science in an outdoor classroom setting.

Duties of a CEES intern include, but are not limited to, creating new lesson plans according to state standards, successfully executing these lessons, working with the CEES educational trailer, assisting in the CEES lab with research, participating in and leading IUPUI's Service Learning activites, organizing offices and storage units, and completing paperwork.

Intern programming has included lessons and experiments in environmental and physical sciences. Topics covered include watershed, the solar system, ecosystems, electric circuitry, the human body, robotics, plate tectonics, introductory mineralogy, aviation, and some topics in chemistry.

Each week, tune in to learn more about our interns and their time with CEES and at IUPUI. 

This week, we are featuring intern Nouran Amin.




Full name: Nouran Amin

Major: Biology

Year in school: Senior

Hometown: Carmel, IN

IUPUI/Community Extracurriculars: Nouran is heavily involved with IUPUI's Undergraduate Women in Science, Biology Club, and Timmy Global Health.

CEES hire date: August 2015     NOTE: Although I'm not hired by CEES, I'm on a scholarship and serve as the service learning assistant.


Nouran's post-graduate plans: I'm passionate about a career in research and education.


Nouran reflects on her time with CEES:

As a service learning assistant, my time with CEES included field based service learning projects. I'm also involved with the CEES's laboratory research, outreach, and educational programs.


My most memorable moment with CEES was educating aspiring young scientists at the annual Celebrate Science Festival!


How did Nouran come to learn about CEES/this internship?

 I was introduced to CEES through a sustainability event on campus. It's work on environmental conservation and water quality is definitely what caught my attention.

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