In collaboration with Pasadena City College, Associate Professor of Physics Guiru (Ruby) Gu, director of Stonehill College's Photonics Program, and Professor of Chemistry Cheryl Schnitzer, director of the Photonics Certificate Program, recently secured funding to support student internships, totaling $60,000.

“The Photonics Certificate Program has long been acknowledged as unique and outstanding in the northeast,” Schnitzer said. “This grant indicates that the program is exceptional in the country. The grant provides much needed funding for four extremely deserving students.”

Stonehill Photonics Certificate students Jessina Evora, Victoria Taylor, Ngoc Vu and Jason Wong will complete internships in the micro nanotechnology field through the National Science Foundation Skills Training in Advanced Research & Technology (START) supplemental program, and in partnership with University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, Rice University, and University of California, Irvine. 

Schnitzer and Gu hope that this opportunity will offer students a sense of the research and technology opportunities available to them at laser, electronics, optical, photonics and advanced manufacturing companies after they complete the certificate program. 

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