Nayla Ramos Vega

Aspirnaut student Nayla Ramos Vega, 15, wants to be a neurosurgeon.

Summer program gives high schoolers taste of discovery

Since the Aspirnaut high school summer research internship program was launched in 2009, 334 students from 34 states have participated. To date, nearly 90 of them have gone to earn MD degrees, PhDs, or both.