MIT Selects MAE's Beth Lacarra for Prestigious Summer Internship

posted Dec 2, 2009, 7:20 PM by Karl Wendt
MIT just announced that Beth Lacarra will be the first ever MIT/MAE summer engineering scholar.  She will spend 6 weeks in Cambridge, MA, all expenses paid, along with one other MAE student from the spring semester, working with some of this country’s brightest minds to develop innovations in undersea robotics. Along with several other students, Beth completed a comprehensive application and personal interview with Dan Sura from MIT before she was selected.  Please join me in congratulating her on this tremendous accomplishment. 

Also please be sure to congratulate Jake Neighbors who was selected by MIT to be the alternate, should Beth not be able to attend and
Eliseo Mederos, Vanessa Seibold, Matthew Morgan, KJ Edwards, and Paul Santillan who were all selected as semi-finalists.

2009 MIT Summer Engineering Intern Scholar Beth Lacarra
(shown third from the right) 

Get to know Beth Lacarra

My name is Beth Lacarra and I have lived in San Diego my entire life.  I have spent my life traveling and learning as much as possible.  I have always been interested in science and what makes things work including; gears, electrons and quarks. 


During my high school career I have begun to find out what I want to do in my future.  I have discovered that I love engineering and physics.  I am looking forward to working at a job in which I am enjoying myself and I am constantly challenged.