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Hard work pays off at 2016 Sandia California Intern Symposium

Frank Charbonier, left, and John Giblin, right, hold new SpinDx disks tested by Charbonier.

The summer internship season recently culminated at the 2016 Intern Symposium at Sandia National Laboratories California. The symposium was an all-day event that showcased intern projects and offered students the chance to network with the rest of the Sandia community.

“Internships like this open up avenues for them after undergraduate work,” said Moe Khalil, a summer intern. “It highlights the avenues for doing research outside of academia. Especially for young engineers, the prospect of doing work that is outcome oriented with a clear goal can be very appealing.”

This summer, Sandia/California hosted a record 184 interns. Intern program coordinator Nicole George says that the number of interns was equally matched by the support and excitement from staff throughout the season and at the symposium.

Luc Olsthoorn speaks to symposium attendants about his work on modular web frameworks for geographic data.