The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer High School Internship Program at Sonoma State University is offered to high school juniors who have demonstrated interest and ability in science and/or mathematics. Ten students are selected each year to spend the 4 full-time weeks (or equivalent) during summer working with instructors at various departments in the School of Science and Technology. They participate in research projects in a variety of fields and receive stipends of $1000, provided by the Sonoma County Office of Education. Appropriate candidates are not only excellent students, but they have a passion for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Student interns are selected based on their intellectual curiosity, depth of commitment to science and the internship experience, and overall academic performance. For more information see SHIP.
I have mentored several SHIP interns since 2008. Some of the projects are as follows.
‒ “Solar to Electrical Energy Systems Design: Creating a mobile energy platform powered by the Sun” by Waleed Atallah, Technology High School, Rohnert Park, California, Summer 2012.