interns at NASA/Kennedy Space Center
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2003) - Florida
Southern College junior Katherine Doerr completed an internship
this summer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center as part of the space
agency's Undergraduate Student Research Program. As part of NASA's
research and development mission, the 10-week program provided Doerr
and several other students from around the country with a technical
mentor, practical research experience, and career development.
Doerr worked with biologists and chemical engineers researching
new cleanup methods for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). In addition
to her experimental work, she accompanied researchers to Merritt
Island Wildlife Refuge to check live traps and study scrub jay habitat.
The biology major plans to become a veterinarian. She is the daughter
of Donald and Annette Doerr of Merritt Island, Fla.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.