Thursday, March 19, 2015

Belleville High School Youth Apprentice of the Month (Submitted by Mrs. Gartley)

Senior Elizabeth Erb has been excited about science since middle school, recognizing her teachers for opening her mind to vast career opportunities. Elizabeth is participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Biotechnology Program at Belleville High School. She is enrolled in a college level Biotechnology course one night each week and interviewed for and accepted a paid position as a Research Assistant at UW-Madison's School of Civil/Environmental Engineering. Elizabeth is mentored by PhD candidate Pamela Camejo and master's candidate Natalie Keene of the Noguera Research Group. Their lab studies ways to make water treatment plants more efficient.

Elizabeth, the daughter of Steve and Connie Erb, plans to attend UW-Madison in the fall to earn a degree in Chemical Engineering. One day, she would enjoy working as a lab researcher on studies to improve others' quality of life. Elizabeth will tell you that this program has expanded her knowledge, developed and refined technical skills, enlarged her professional network, built her savings account, and reassured her that science is her passion! For more information or to apply for this program, contact Teresa Gartley, School to Career Coordinator.