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As each new year begins, our education staff receive many inquiries about summer research internships in MRL laborato-
 

Summary: As each new year begins, our education staff receive many
inquiries about summer research internships in MRL laborato-
ries. Some of these come from undergraduate students scat-
tered across the country, while others are from teachers and
community college students in the local Santa Barbara area.
We are proud of our past record in setting up internship
opportunities. Our current offerings are described in the ac-
companying article.
Clearly, the MRL faculty have a strong track record in
opening their research laboratories. Since 1993 we have hosted
over 150 undergraduate interns, 72 community college students,
and 16 secondary teachers. Most graduate students, at one time
or another, take on the responsibility of introducing a novice
intern to their research by designing a project that creates both
practical experience in lab experimentation and a chance for the
intern to make observations and to collect data and design ap-
propriate ways to analyze it. Our researchers report that they
gain valuable skills in instruction and supervision when they
host interns in their laboratories.
The internship programs are structured so that all partici-

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

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