Los Altos lad interns at Cal State Fullerton


Phillipe Rodriguez was only 6 years old when he attended his first science camp at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. Now, at 17, he is contributing to National Science Foundation research.

Over the summer the Los Altos High senior interned in the physics department at Cal State Fullerton, conducting experimental research with Professor Murtadha Khakoo. Khakoo is doing the research under a grant from the National Science Foundation.

“I usually take only one or two students as assistants during the year,” Khakoo explained. “Phillipe is a very dedicated student, he was very motivated.”

While the rest of his Hacienda Heights classmates were enjoying their summer vacation, Rodriguez found himself immersed in a physics lab at the university for six weeks.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story <a href=”http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_19032533″>Intern.</a>