Five Yale Undergraduate Students Selected as Summer Interns Through Program Sponsored by The Gatorade Company

Five Yale University undergraduate students have been awarded summer internships under a new program sponsored by The Gatorade Co. The internships are intended to broaden the students' experience in business, industrial or research laboratory settings either at Yale; at The Gatorade Co. facilities in Chicago or Barrington, Illinois; or in other comparable research laboratory, industrial, public service or business settings.

Five Yale University undergraduate students have been awarded summer internships under a new program sponsored by The Gatorade Co. The internships are intended to broaden the students’ experience in business, industrial or research laboratory settings either at Yale; at The Gatorade Co. facilities in Chicago or Barrington, Illinois; or in other comparable research laboratory, industrial, public service or business settings.

Awarded 1998 internships were Lauge Sokol-Hessnerm, a sophomore majoring in biology, who plans to work at the University of Massachusetts on muscle damage and micronutrients; Alexa Romberg, a junior and a molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, working at the Yale-affiliated John B. Pierce Laboratory; Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, also working at Pierce Lab.; Laura Long, a junior majoring in biology, working at the Gatorade facility in Barrington, Illinois; and E. Alex Hoffman, a sophomore majoring in history, working in marketing at the Gatorade facility in Chicago, Illinois.

The Gatorade Student Internship Program will support up to seven Yale College students each summer for the next three years with stipends of $5,000 each for eight weeks.

Gatorade also is funding the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Lecture Program at Yale. In addition to showcasing Yale scientists, the public lecture series will bring to Yale nationally known scientists who will give talks intended to stimulate the imagination of science and non-science students, faculty and guests.

The first lecture in that series will focus on a modern-day reenactment of the mythical Greek inventor Daedalus’ flight across the sea. Titled “Daedalus Revisited: Designing, Building and Flying a Human-Powered Aircraft over the Sea of Crete,” the talk will be presented by Ethan R. Nadel, professor of cellular and molecular physiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, who participated in planning a world-record human-powered flight in 1988. The lecture will be presented Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. A reception in the Common Room will follow the free public lecture.

The Project Daedalus flight followed a 74-mile route between the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini, a route used by the ancient Minoans in the third millenium B.C. Nadel, who also is director of the John B. Pierce Laboratory and professor of epidemiology at Yale, specializes in hydration and temperature regulation during exercise. He selected the pilot team and developed an in-flight drink to prevent dehydration and boost the pilot’s energy supply during the physically demanding flight.

The Gatorade lecture and internship programs will be overseen by a committee composed of faculty from the department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology; the department of cellular and molecular physiology; the John B. Pierce Laboratory; and Yale College.

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