Summer Interns 2013
SanD members mentored three Philippine Science High School students for the 2013 Summer Science Internship Program. Working in an open-source environment, Ronnel Austria (Bicol Region), Gerlito Chagas (Eastern Visayas), and John Caleb Roxas (Central Luzon) learned Fortran and the fundamentals of computational programming. They also participated in the candidacy and colloquium presentations of SanD graduate students to introduce them to the nature and conduct of scientific presentations.
Gene Itable, a senior BS Physics student of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, also participated in SanD's summer training program. During his internship under Cristine Villagonzalo, he performed Monte Carlo simulations to study the effects of geometric frustration in Ising spin models. Gene is now an alumnus of SanD, having obtained his MS Physics degree in 2016.