We are delighted to welcome 50 talented and enthusiastic summer interns to work with our research community over the summer months. Applications for these opportunities soared beyond expectations with a dynamic, diverse and wide pool of students vying for places. Thank you to the supervisors who have responded so positively in a very short space of time to adapt the programme to the virtual environment and handle the selection process. To build the programme further, this year we are running a series of online cohort events to inform and inspire our interns. We look forward to seeing the output of their projects in due course.
Success stories of how our programmes benefit individuals and raise STEM career aspirations for future roles in the battery technology field are always heartening. Greta Thompson, former 2019 FUSE intern presented her project poster at our 2019 autumn conference. There, she attended the early career researcher stream where she heard Ian Campbell, Faraday Institution Entrepreneurial Fellow and CEO and Co-founder of Breathe Battery Technologies speak. Subsequent networking has led to opening the door for Greta to have just commenced an internship this summer at his company. We wish her all the best as she continues to carve out her career.
We are delighted to have welcomed Shahd Abdelhameed as our Digital Intern this summer to support online training and social media activities at the Faraday Institution. Do share news and ideas for social media posts with her.