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UC Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory

Summer Internship Program for High School Girls

What is the Nanofabrication Lab?

The Nanolab is a place at Berkeley where researchers in engineering and science make  integrated circuits (IC’s, also known as silicon chips), which go in computers, cell phones, PDA’s, etc.  Students also design MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), which are tiny machines that have all kinds of interesting applications, from telescopes that can clean up a “noisy” image to probes that are used in the human brain, or design and fabricate nano materials to be used in energy and environmental technologies.

What will I do in this internship?

You will assist Nanolab staff engineers in making monitoring runs on processing equipment and analyzing data.  Some of your tasks will be things you do every day; others will vary according to what your supervisor needs at a particular time.  You may also have computer work.

What else will the internship include?

  • Before beginning work, you will have to attend a one-day orientation seminar for all new lab users.
  • Someone to guide your learning day-to-day.
  • Your own special project.
  • At the end of the 8 weeks, you will make a presentation summarizing your work, describing the skills and concepts that you learned from the internship experience
  • Experience that will be useful to you in college classes and future research opportunities.

What qualities do I need to have?

  • Interested and proficient in science and math.
  • Junior  high school girl, 16 or over.
  • Able to work on your own.
  • Able to ask when you need guidance.
  • Have taken chemistry.
  • Live within a commuting distance from UC Berkeley.

When does the internship happen?

June – August, each year, pending funding.

4 days/week (Hours are somewhat flexible.)

Will I be paid?

You will receive a stipend, the amount of which is determined each year by available funding.

What do I have to do to apply?

You, the applicant, should send an e-mail to: Katalin Voros, Microlab Operations Manager, voros at eecs dot berkeley dot edu, indicating interest.

Enclose a resume and ask your chemistry teacher to e-mail a letter of recommendation to voros at eecs dot berkeley dot edu

Deadline To Submit: 31 January 2011



This is an archive page.

For current information, please go to the Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory site.