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Hartnell Science Students to Showcase Summer Research Projects

August 23rd, 2012

More than 80 Hartnell College students who spent the summer interning at educational and research institutions throughout the Monterey Bay area will showcase their research results at the Sixth Annual Hartnell College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Student Intern Research Symposium on Saturday, August 25, beginning at 3 p.m.

Hartnell College President Dr. Willard Lewallen, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue, and Hartnell math instructor Dr. Silvia Millan will be among the dinner speakers.

Presentations and poster sessions vary widely in scope, from "iPhone applications to support Neonatal ICUs," to "THz Absorbers Fabricated from an SU-8 Photoresist Dielectric Layer."

Hartnell College collaborates with key partners--including the Naval Postgraduate School, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy--who provide internships for science, math and engineering students at Hartnell College. With grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education, among others, Hartnell students are given the chance to work alongside graduate-level researchers and other professionals, an opportunity rarely offered at the community college level.

Many of the interns come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have exhibited extraordinary drive and talent in the classroom and laboratory. A number of students also have earned scholarships and awards as a result of their academic merit and early research experience.

Date and Time: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 3 to 8 p.m.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Research Symposium Presentations, Performing Arts Facility, room 125
5:15 - 8:00 p.m., Banquet and Poster Sessions, Steinbeck Hall
5:15 p.m. Poster session A
6:00 p.m. Banquet seating and welcome
6:20 p.m. Dinner Speakers
7:15 p.m. Poster session B

Here is a list of student interns and their presentations.

For more information, please contact Andy Newton, director of the math and science institute at Hartnell, at 755-6803, or at anewton@hartnell.edu.