Pinhead: Celebrate 2015 Interns Wednesday

Pinhead: Celebrate 2015 Interns Wednesday

The Pinhead Institute invites the Telluride community to celebrate its 2015 interns. Event at the Sheridan Opera House is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 6 – 7 p.m. Refreshments and presentations. Free and open to the community.

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Founded in 2003, the Pinhead Internship Program provides students with opportunities to gain practical skills and experience in various scientific fields of study, including (but not limited to) math, physics, conservation, chemistry, and biology.

Pinhead accomplishes its goal of enrichment education by placing regional students from Nucla, Norwood, Telluride, Ridgway and Ouray high schools at renowned scientific institutions for six-10 weeks. There, the young people work with leading researchers on critical issues facing the world today: biodiversity, indigenous cultures, influenza study, sustainability, habitat loss, and climate change.

Pinhead’s Internship Program is clearly a life-changing experience.

Just ask the students who participated this year:

Madison Alexander, Telluride High School
Rodham Institute, Medicine

Braden Barkenmeyer, Norwood High School
Oklahoma State University, Robotics Engineering

Elliot Cantor, Telluride High School
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Laurel Chappell, Montezuma-Cortez High School
Erbaviva, Cosmetic Chemistry

Michael Danner, Telluride High School
University of Kentucky, Chemical Engineering

Hayden Foote, Telluride High School
University of Colorado, Boulder, Aerospace Engineering

Miles Galbo, Telluride Mountain School
University of Tennessee Space Institute, Aeronautics

Cassandra Gardiner, Ridgway High School
University of Utah, Medicine 

Camilla Gardner, Telluride Mountain School
University of Colorado, Boulder, Neuroscience

Marco Nandin, Ouray High School
Yam Productions, Computer Science

Olivia Nogueira-Wheaton, Telluride Mountain School
University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Biology/Scientific Illustration

Jack Plantz, Telluride High School
Stanford University, Particle Physics

Theo Rolfs, Telluride Mountain School
Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience

Sam Rondinelli, Ouray High School
London Stock Exchange, Computer Science

Gage Seaburn, Montezuma-Cortez High School
Oklahoma State University, Aerodynamics

Kole Shugars, Telluride High School
Scripps Research Institute, Addiction and Neuroscience

Erin Staats, Nucla High School
San Juan Regional Medical Center, Oncology and General Medicine

Mackenzie Turrin, Telluride High School
Protect Our Winters, Environmental Engineering

Ella White, Ridgway High School
Scripps Research Institute, Addiction and Neuroscience

Morgan Wright, Ouray High School
Piasecki Aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Meet them all at Pinhead’s community celebration, Wednesday, October 28,  6 – 7 p.m., the Sheridan Opera House.

And for further information about the program, go here.

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