Summer Springboard Success Stories

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UC Berkeley – July 10 – July 11

July 11, 2019

Day 4 & 5 of Summer Springboard (Session 2):

Stantec 2

Stantec 3

Stantec 4

Stantec 5

Stantec 3

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 1

Autodesk 2

Giants stadium tour

Medicine Class 1

Medicine Class 2

 Business Class 1

Hiking Fun

Student Quote:

“I selected Summer Springboard this summer because I wanted to explore a career in medicine while meeting new people and learning new things. Summer Springboard provides the perfect opportunity for me to encounter new people, new things, and a career in medicine.”

Highlights:

  • Engineering Excursion – Stantec
    • Students arrived at the project site for the new UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences building.
    • An architect from Stantec, the leading global engineering firm at the project site, spoke to the students about the ins and outs of creating a building from scratch.
  • Computer Science Excursion – Raspberry Pi
    • At the Raspberry Pi office there was an experiential event where students could build a project using Python and machine learning.
    • The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun
  • Engineering Excursion – Autodesk Gallery
    • Named a top destination by Wired magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco explores the future of making things.
    • From a car that’s grown from seeds to an interactive dress, the gallery has dozens of fascinating exhibits to explore.
    • Students dived into the entire museum featuring exceptional design and engineering exhibits, including original works by Lego, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and more.
  • Giants Stadium Tour
    • The students heard from two speakers with the Giants corporation who gave some great advice – “Communication is key no matter what profession you get in to. Make sure to work well with teams as this will get you far!”
    • Fun fact – whenever the championship trophy is flown in, the trophy gets its very own first class seat!