Eleven students, including 4 women, participated in an Adaptive Optics Science internship. A year later, 80% of the students were continuing their science education and at least eight had received job offers.

Source:

Andrews, Christine, Leslie Wilkins, Malika Moutawakkil, Lisa Hunter, "Tapping the Rich Diversity of the Community Colleges: Akamai Summer Internship Program - An REU Model at Maui Community College," Proceedings of the 2005 WEPAN/NAMEPA Joint Conference. 2005 WEPAN NAMEPA. The Women in Technology Project is administered by the Maui Economic Development Board and funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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