2017  Summer

 Environmental Interns

Environmental Interns is a high school program sponsored by the Math Science Nucleus and funded by Lam Research Foundation and Alameda County Flood control and Water Conservation District.   Students learn the science behind the environment and they actually get to work on restoration projects.  Projects have included Masonic Home Reforestation Project,  Mission Creek,  Irvington Creek, California Nursery Historical Park, and Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon.  Each summer our focus changes.   This internship is free to students who are selected.  

Interns will learn about environmental issues in the Tri-City area of Fremont, Union City and Newark. They  learn how to the analyze water for nutrients and elements using probes and spectrophotometers.  They  learn about soil, composting, and importance in restoration. They learn different techniques of restoration especially on what tools to use.  Students will learn about how microorganisms can help determine the health of environment, and many other environmental parameters include how humans have changed their environment.  Each day will blend lecture and outdoor experience.

 About 13 students have been selected.  They would have to attend two week training session (July 10-14, 17-21) from 10 am – 3 pm.  Added restoration sessions will depend on group.

Schedule (under construction):

July 10  Tule Ponds - Introduction, Basic Restoration, History of Tule Ponds, Native vs Non Native
July 11  Tule Ponds: Chemistry Basics - What makes a healthy environmental, Spectrophometer, pH, probes
July 12   Tule Ponds:Microorganism  -   Water and Soil (Freshwater)
July 13    Children's Natural History Museum - Extinction and Geologic Evolution
July 14     Fremont Earthquake Exhibit, Stivers Lagoon -  Influence of tectonics on evolution

July 17   
July 18
July 19
July 20
July 21

Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon will be used for basic training on spectrophotometers (chemical analysis); ecology, and methods of restoration.  We will also do work at California Nursery Historical Park learning about native and non-native trees and how to take care.  We will also do work at Masonic Home taking care of the trees and learn about larger scale composting and reforestation.  We also will have an opportunity to look at several other sites.  Scientific illustration techniques will also be a component of this year’s training. If students may continue with projects during the 2017-18 school years. 

This internship is meant for students who are serious about science and applying their knowledge to solve problems.  Applications should include the following information in an email or word document and sent to Dr.Blueford (blueford@msnucleus.org).  Deadline has passed.  Applications for next year will be available in February, 2018.. Some students will be able to continue projects during the school year (2017-18). . 

After training students are eligible to continue with research projects funded by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Math Science Nucleus.  Throughout the year students work on different projects from chemical testing, recording species abundance, working with compost, and many other environmental projects.

 

ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED INTERESTED?  DOWNLOAD APPLICATION  (going into 10th grade to 12th grade) AND SEND TO blueford@msnucleus.org

DEADLINE:  April 1, 2017


About the Intern Program

 Lam Research Corporation is funding this program so students can explore different fields of science in a lab or outdoor experience.  This is tailored for sophomore to senior high school students.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joyce Blueford at blueford@msnucleus.org


 

About Lam Research

Lam Research Corporation has been a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry for more than 30 years.  As the industry transitions from business computer-based applications to feature-rich consumer products, chipmakers are challenged to mass produce highly sophisticated devices.  To keep pace and meet demanding production requirements, semiconductor manufacturers will need to invest in highly versatile and reliable wafer fabrication equipment.  As the market leader in plasma etch and a leading supplier of single-wafer clean products, Lam Research strives to consistently deliver the technical capability and cost-effective performance our customers require.  With corporate headquarters located in Fremont, California, the Company maintains a network of facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia to meet the complex and changing needs of its global customer base. 

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