will be working in the computer technology department this summer.
College student Fidel Salgado has been chosen to participate in a summer
internship at Brookhaven National Lab. He’ll be working in the lab’s
Engineering Technology – Computer Department but his exact duties have yet to
One of ten
national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts
research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in
energy technologies and national security.
Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities
available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is
operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science
Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for
the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the
largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit,
applied science and technology organization.
about the possibility of internships with the Department of Energy from Cathy
Lipe (program coordinator for Cañada’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Center),” Salgado said. “I started reading about the internship opportunities
at different Department of Energy laboratories. When I read about Brookhaven
National Lab, I was amazed by their work. I knew that being able to work in a
lab like Brookhaven would enhance my research and technical skills.”
studying electrical engineering and computer science at Cañada and plans to
transfer to a four-year university next fall. He eventually wants to attend
graduate school and possibly work in the high-tech industry or in a lab that
conducts research. He credits Professors Amelito Enriquez and Professor Akilles
Speliotopoulos for pushing him to pursue a degree in engineering.
moved to the Bay Area from El Salvador in 2011. “I did not know how lucky I was
to start studying at Cañada until the middle of my first semester,” he said. “I
was really surprised at how much support Cañada gives STEM students. I knew I
had to take advantage of the opportunity.”
summer of 2012, Salgado participated in an internship at Stanford University’s
Microsystems Laboratory and he has worked at Cañada as a physics tutor since
definitely the best community college to pursue a career in STEM,” he said.
“There is tremendous support for students. People are always trying to help you
so it’s really up to individual students to take advantage of all the
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