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FHS Senior Spent Summer at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers Program

Tessa Catuogno Tessa Catuogno, a senior in the Medical Sciences Learning Center at Freehold High School, attended MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program this past summer.

The summer workshop consisted of teaching 18 students from across the country how to build small radar systems. This very selective summer STEM program has a less than 7% acceptance rate. Tessa was selected from a pool of 270 candidates.

During the two-week program, students gained an in-depth experience in building small radar systems, as they were challenged to build a Doppler and range radar using creative problem-solving strategies. This hands-on program allowed students to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory with highly talented scientists and engineers.

The Medical Sciences Specialized Learning Center offers a comprehensive and rigorous schedule of mathematics and science as well as a thorough preparation for postsecondary work to high-achieving, self-motivated students interested in medical and natural science. Students work and study in a creative environment enhanced by contact with specialists in the mathematics, science, and health-care fields. Opportunities exist for articulation with medical and research facilities. Personal and career counseling with field experiences prepares each student for college and career selection. The program affiliates with colleges, universities, research centers, CentraState Medical Center, and private practitioners.