Over 50 students present their STEM research projects

Publish Date: 
Aug 22, 2017

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, we experienced the 11th Annual STEM Summer Internship Symposium held inside the new STEM Center Building. Over 50 students shared their research experience with large poster boards displayed throughout the STEM Center.

The projects were a result of weeks of research this summer with mentors from industry partners dedicated to student success and opportunities. Each student received a $3,800 stipend and an experience that broadens his or her scope. Trustee Pat Donohue was there to talk to the interns and learn about their research.

Dean Shannon Bliss, Internship Coordinator Dan Orr, and I addressed the audience of family, friends, and Hartnell staff.  The Andy Newton Outstanding Partner Award was presented jointly to IBM Almaden Research Center, represented by Dr. Noel Arellano, and Hartnell Faculty, Dr. Sewan Fan. IBM has provided extraordinary opportunities to our students for two years. Through the hard work of Dr. Fan and IBM, this partnership has been successful and filled with opportunities for Hartnell students.

All students proudly received certificates of completion and recognition and were happy to share the experience with the attendees. We are so thankful to our partners and sponsors for continuous partnerships to provide access world-class research opportunities to our students.