Over 50 students present their research project at 11th Annual STEM Symposium

Publish Date: 
Aug 17, 2017

11th Annual STEM Internship Symposium

Over 50 students to present their STEM research projects

SALINAS, Calif.  – The Hartnell Community College District is proud to present the 11th Annual STEM Summer Internship Symposium this Saturday, August 19, 2017at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA in the new STEM Center Building.  The event is open to the public.  Over 50 students will share their research experience in large poster boards displayed throughout the STEM Center. Each student receives a $3,800 stipend and an experience that broadens his or her scope.

“Hartnell College is strengthening diversity in STEM while taking on the challenge of meeting our nation’s skilled workforce needs,” commented Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen. “The program is creating a new legacy of opportunity for the families of the Salinas Valley by producing future generations of bright young scientists through innovative and comprehensive STEM programs and initiatives.”  The program will go as follows:

2:00 p.m.         Welcome and introductions by Dean Shannon Bliss             

2:30 p.m.         Poster Presentations by student interns

4:00 p.m.         Recognition Ceremony

                        Welcome – Dean Bliss

                        Opening remarks – Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen

                        Andy Newton Outstanding Partner Award – Dean Bliss

                        Presentation of certificates to interns

The Andy Newton Outstanding Partner Award will be presented jointly to IBM Almaden Research Center and Hartnell Faculty, Dr. Sewan Fan. IBM has provided extraordinary opportunities to our students for two years. Through the hard work of Dr. Sewan and IBM, this partnership has been successful and filled with opportunities for Hartnell students.

Group photo L to R: Dr. Noel Arellano, Dr. Stephen Boyer, Dr. Jane Frommer, Dr. Rudy Wojtecki, Dr. Tom Zimmerman

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.