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Joint Science Internship With JHU Will Put MSU Students In Top Research Institutions

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—You know the saying, "two heads are better than one." That's the idea behind a new collaboration between Morgan State and Johns Hopkins University.

Mary Bubala has more on the marriage.

They've formed a partnership that creates a new internship program for some of the brightest students at Morgan majoring in engineering and science.

Jaime Arribas, 20, is one of the first students chosen for the JHU Morgan Extreme Science Internship, which involves a dozen research institutions.

This summer he will fly to Cal Tech, leaving the East Coast for the first time.

"I'm a fan of a lot of interdisciplinary collaboration. I like that people from all over the place come together and make great things happen, and I can't think of a better way," said Arribas, Morgan State University junior.

The leaders of both schools made it official Friday, putting their signatures on the five-year, $500,000 partnership between Hopkins and Morgan.

But this really makes it official.

The internship program will give select Morgan State students the opportunity to spend the summer working with top-level researchers and scholars.

"The internships with their focus on building a pipeline that starts right here in Baltimore are also building the strength of our community," said Ronald Daniels, John Hopkins University president.

"We understand that the problems are so complex today that no single institution can go at it alone, so collaborations are extremely important and this is a great example," said David Wilson, Morgan State University president.

The program's first eight students will spend up to 15 weeks this summer at research institutions that focus on engineering and science.

This is just one of many academic collaborations between Johns Hopkins and Morgan State.

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