By Whitney Hale
Jacob Concolino has been selected to receive a Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD).
DAAD's RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. The internships give each student an opportunity to do research with one of Germany's top universities or research institutions. Around 300 students participate each summer.
Concolino, of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, is the son of Renee and Thomas Concolino, of Fayetteville, Georgia. He will use his internship to participate in research at Technische Universität Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany.
Growing up with a father with a chemistry doctoral degree and passionate about the field himself, Concolino chose to major in chemical engineering at UK College of Engineering. Active in undergraduate research at UK working in membrane science, the junior is also a member of Lewis Honors College.
Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Concolino will consider attending graduate school as well as his employment options.