Lab Staff Host Albany High Students on Annual Job Shadow Day
Contact: Jon Bashor, Jbashor@lbl.gov, 510-486-5849
March 14, 2013
|Top left: Albany high's Michelle Yang shadows Berkeley Lab's Andy Nonaka
Top right: Albany high's Yarou Li shadows Berkeley Lab's Terry Ligocki
Bottom: Albany high's Dezhen Kong shadows Berkeley Lab's Daniela Ushizima
As they have for the past five years, Berkeley Lab staff members hosted Albany High School juniors as part of the school's annual Job Shadow Day on Thursday, March 14. In all, six scientists in the Computational Research (CRD), Environmental Energy Technologies (EETD) and Materials Sciences (MSD) Divisions played host/mentor this year.
Hans Johansen and Terry Ligocki of the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group, Andy Nonaka of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering and Daniela Ushizima of the Visualization Group volunteered as hosts in CRD. Nelson Coates of MSD hosted two students and Jonathan Slack of EETD also hosted a student.
"It was mentally enticing to learn about the various forms of mathematical applications that exist in the world, and the computer animations and simulations amazed me no less," wrote student Michelle Yang, who said she enjoys solving complex math problems. "Mr. Nonaka was an amiable host who made me feel especially welcome. His job descriptions were so articulate and elaborate that I feel as if I learned much more than I had anticipated. The only con, however, was the fact that the day went by too quickly!"
Students were placed according to their interests by CS Communications Manager Jon Bashor and EETD's Jonathan Slack.
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