Each summer the U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomes cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point to work on research projects alongside the laboratory's top scientists and engineers. This year, Cadet Zachary Brownlee spent several weeks working at the Adelphi Laboratory Center located in Adelphi, Md. under the direction of ARL researcher Dr. Deryn Chu.
As part of the Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD) program, Brownlee was provided a long list of organizations where he could participate in a summer internship. He chose to come to ARL to work in a fuel cell lab in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate's Electro-Chemistry Branch.
"I wanted to come here because I wasn't familiar with fuel cell technology," Brownlee said. "I thought it would be interesting, worthwhile, and a great learning experience to spend time with subject matter experts in this field."