This summer, Skyline College students Valentina Carreno (Cognitive Science) and Robert Sillona (Computer Engineering) are participating in an internship program working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In coordination with Station1, a non-profit based in Boston, whose mission is to expand opportunities for STEM focused students, Valentina and Robert will be participating in hands-on research relative to their fields of study in STEM. This internship opportunity is all-expenses paid.
Culminating experiences in the program will allow these two students to gain both personal and professional experience, to forge mentoring relationships with scientific experts in their fields of study and to gain experience in hands-on, applied research.
It is very rare for community college students to participate in a competitive program of this caliber and this is a tremendous opportunity for Valentina and Robert. Both students are first in their families to attend college. Both students wish to express a very special thank you to Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, Skyline College President, for making this dream come true.
Article by Stephen Fredricks | Photo of Robert by Robert Sillona; Photo of Valentina by Stephen Fredricks