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Sparrow Roch

Sparrow Roch



College or Department: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

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Sparrow Roch

Plans for the future: "Shorter term: pursue graduate studies in astrophysics. Longer term: a lifelong celebration of science. 🙂"

Your favorite thing so far about your IRES summer: "This summer, I've done challenging scientific work with ideal life/work balance in beautiful Appalachia surrounded by supportive mentors and students who care actively about my success. Collaboration is the spirit of science, and my time shared here with others has led to a wealth of enriching personal and academic learning experiences. I'm very grateful for my time here and very blessed with the opportunity to meet so many kind, wonderful people!"

The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.

The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders.

Hometown: Bay View, WI

Home University: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Major/Minor: Physics & Computer Science (double major)

IRES mentor(s): Maura McLaughlin, Manjari Bagchi

Area of research in IRES: pulsar astronomy