Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2018 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.
Featured below is SGCI summer intern Nayman Leung, a rising sophomore at the University of Illinois.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, including what you are studying.
I am a rising sophomore studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois. My career interests include embedded system applications, microcontrollers, FPGA design, and Integrated Circuits Design.
I enjoy listening to different eras of jazz (big band, cool jazz, hard bop, fusion) as much as I can. Other hobbies include playing outdoor pickup basketball and frisbee when the weather permits.
Where did your internship take place, and who did you work with?
I worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research Lab in Gaithersburg, Maryland. My principal investigators are Professor Emre Brookes at the University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Biochemistry and Dr. Joseph Curtis at the NIST site.
What are some things that you learned as a result of this internship?