This summer, biochemistry senior Ginell McLean is participating in the 2015 Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program (MUSIP) at the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Ginell reports that the summer is going really well. The purpose of her research projects is to aid in protecting the war fighter as well as civilians.

“I love the fact that I am doing research that can change the world. Having the opportunity to gather data that will be useful for terrorist attacks and civilians health is just amazing to me. It feels great to be able to work in a facility that helped with the 2001 postal office anthrax scare situation and to be doing research that would prevent an incident like that from occurring again.”

This summer research experience fits in very well with Ginell’s career plans. “My career goals are to work within the government and aid in the benefit of the war fighter. I have always had a strong urge to work with people who were affiliated with the armed forces and serve them as they as they have served our country.”