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SLIS Student Wins Free SLA Membership

September 1, 2010

Andrea Kepsel was choosen by the Student Relations Committee of the Sci-Tech Division to receive a free SLA membership (including affiliation with the Sci-Tech Division and a chapter of their choice).  The Division's contest invited current LIS students to come up with creative ways that the Sci-Tech Division should engage with library/information science students who are looking forward to a career in Sci-Tech librarianship. 

About Andrea: Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Michigan State University in 2004. She then began working as a research assistant at Wayne State University.  After spending time in two cancer biology labs she moved to her current position where she is studying the effects of blast-induced traumatic brain injury.  After realizing that even though she is better suited to life outside of the lab, Andrea joined the School of Library and Information Sciences at Wayne in 2008.  She has slowly been taking classes while continuing to work full-time, and plans to graduate in the spring of next year. 

For the full list of ideas the contest generated, please visit