A Summer With CalTrans
By Children Rising
It has been an eventful summer for Children Rising.
Just as the school year was winding down, we launched the Carolyn Yee Future Scientist Fund (CYFSF), which will serve to enrich students in science, technology, engineering, and math through experiences, classroom supplies, internship stipends, and teacher support.
Things quickly fell into place, and we were able to provide stipends for CalTrans interns this summer through the CYFSF. Just last week, with their work drawing to a close, the interns gave a presentation about their experiences. Not only did these college and high school students have the opportunity to tour the new Bay Bridge (above and below!), but each student also had a mentor that they worked closely with during the summer. Some worked with the archives, organizing boxes of work orders and records. Others assisted engineers, hazardous materials containment, and public relations. Each student expressed appreciation for this historic opportunity to work on a world-class project.
Below are some pictures (courtesy of Steve Babuljak of Babuljak Photography) of the intern presentation. Each student received a certificate to commemorate their summer experience in addition to professional and personal lessons that will they will carry for a lifetime!