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Big Thinkers

madeline wiegman

MadelineWhen Madeline Wiegman first visited the University of Rhode Island, she immediately knew that a major in Medical Laboratory Science would help her realize her dream. “I always wanted to help people,” explains Wiegman of her decision to embark on the rigorous major in URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS). “In the Medical Laboratory Science field I can have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

After three years of demanding classes in subjects such as molecular biology, organic chemistry, and physics, Wiegman took several giant steps toward achieving her career goals by landing a highly competitive scholarship that includes a paid internship, and she secured a second sought-after internship for her senior year.

“I was useless for the rest of the day because I was so excited,” recounts Wiegman as she describes her reaction to learning that she won the coveted Rhode Island Blood Center Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship, which includes an award of $5000 and a paid part-time student technologist internship for the entire year...[Read more]

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