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Posters on the Patio

By Michael Padilla

Photography By Krissy Galbraith

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sandia interns showcase work at Science and Engineering for Everyone event

Ryan Clarke (8222) explains his work during the Posters on the Patio event.

This year’s annual Intern Poster Symposium, “Posters On the Patio,” showcased 61 posters and encompassed more than just posters describing intern projects at Sandia, California.

Student Intern Programs partnered with Division 8000’s Vision 2020 “Nourishing Community” team to create “Science and Engineering for Everyone.” The event provided an opportunity for Sandians to invite family and friends to learn about cutting edge research at the site, and to connect with each other and their peers.

 “The event provided an opportunity for student interns to reach a broader audience, as well as to share insight into the work that is being done at Sandia,” says intern program coordinator Nicole George (8522). “The intent of the event was to provide a fun-filled and educational experience while encouraging the members of the workforce to engage with the Sandia community.”

The event also featured interactive booths from Family Science Night, multiple activities highlighting work done throughout Division 8000, and a presentation by Nick Williams from Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Discovery Center, titled “Fun with Science.”

This summer, Sandia’s California Lab hosted 139 interns.

David Robinson (8341) and his group of interns showcase their work at the Science and Engineering for Everyone event.

Morgan Kontor (8621) talks to attendees about her summer project.

Anchal Sinh (8625) talks to Patricia Pacheco Hernandez (8714) about his work.

Kelly Nykodym (8522) and her children stop to check out the Family Night activities at the Science and Engineering for Everyone event held at Sandia’s California Lab.

The Science and Engineering for Everyone provided an opportunity for Sandians to invite family and friends to learn about cutting edge research at Sandia’s California Lab.