After his first UROP semester, Brett Reeder was awarded a research internship at Sandia National Laboratories. He will be working in the Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structure (RAMS) Institute. The RAMS Institute is a technical institute program for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience and network at a national lab. It is a multidisciplinary summer program which has many topics of interest including the simulation of shrapnel distribution during explosions and complex foams. The institute mainly brings on students with backgrounds in solid mechanics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and mathematics.
You can find more information on the internship program and institute here: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/internships/institutes/rams.html