Hello! My name is Amy and I am a Junior at NAU, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biology. For three months this summer I will be in Germany, doing a bio-engineering research internship and hopefully travelling as much as possible during my off-time. The project I will be working on, “Alternative to Animal Testing – Identification and Classification of Neurotoxic Chemicals”, aims at reducing the need for animal testing while developing pharmaceutical drugs by using en vitro procedures. The methods and technology I will assist in developing will hopefully make testing for neurotoxic chemicals as a result of various drugs less expensive and less time-consuming than animal testing, so that it can someday be a replacement in clinical trials.