Lynn resident, Guensly Thelemaque, a 2018 graduate of NSCC’s engineering science transfer program, has been accepted to the inaugural 2018 cohort of students in a unique and prestigious summer science and technology-based research program, Summer@Station1, in the greater Boston area. Station1 (www.station1.org) has a mission of providing frontier, socially-directed, science and technology-focused research and internships to students nationwide.
Thelemaque was selected from hundreds of applicants across the nation and the world as a result of a lengthy admissions process and he performed in an outstanding manner. As a Station1 fellow, he will receive a package worth approximately $15,000 including: an authentic, hands-on research experience through a science and technology-focused internship in a leading startup, company, or research laboratory in the greater Boston region; personal and professional development through individual mentoring and counseling and a series of workshops; financial compensation which includes a competitive living expenses stipend, furnished housing in a newly renovated loft apartment, transportation stipend and instructional costs.
This summer, Thelemaque will be working on a research project with Station 1 partner company Altaeros Energies (http://www.altaeros.com/). Altaeros’ mission is to deliver the next generation of infrastructure to rural and isolated communities around the world by combining proven technology with flight control innovations that enable cost effective autonomous deployment of tethered airborne platforms. Altaeros is a proud founding company of Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, the largest clean-tech incubator in North America, where they are based.
Thelemaque will enter UMass Lowell in the fall of 2018 to begin working on his bachelor of science degree in the civil engineering honors program with a concentration in transportation and building infrastructures. “My goal is to go Haiti to assist in the improvement of roads and accessibility for communities,” he said. “I am hoping that after UMass Lowell I will find employment in my field and eventually attain a Ph.D. in civil engineering.”