On December 9th, 2019, the Magnet senior class presented their summer internship work and projects to the Camas School District school board and community at the Zellerbach Administration Center. After the poster fair, staff, students, and community convened for the regular school board meeting to hear formal presentations of internships by seniors Rhianna Fitzgerald and Odessa Thompson.
Ms. Fitzgerald completed a mechanical engineering internship this past summer at Hewlett Packard where she researched the efficacy of printer friction pads. In her own words, “The purpose of this experiment was to assess the success of different friction pads at preventing separation events while not causing ‘no picks’. I researched the average coefficient of friction (COF) for each of the friction pads and determined which friction pad would be most beneficial to HP.” A more comprehensive summary of her work can be found here: Pick Friction Pad Testing
Ms. Thompson conducted her primary internship through a residency at the BeaverWorks Summer Institute at MIT in Boston. Over the course of her four week stay at MIT she learned about some of the latest advances in machine learning and worked with her team to develop a “big data” model to identify individuals with either a high or low risk of Opioid Use Disorder. See her research synopsis here: Using Data Science to Predict Opioid Use Disorder
Congratulations, seniors, on completing your internships and moving one step closer to graduation!