MTS San Diego Section Hosts 2016 Holiday Dinner

The San Diego Section of MTS hosted their 2016 Holiday Dinner on December 8th at the Bali Hai Restaurant overlooking the San Diego Bay. Individual and Corporate members joined for the evening to recognize the participants in this year’s High School Internship program.  The students had the opportunity to intern at sponsor companies and institutions last summer.

Below is the list of interns, who shared from the podium their experience working with the diverse disciplines that the MTS corporate members represent:MTS- San Diego Summer Interns 2016 with Larry Nordell, Internship Program Coordinator

Intern High School Company/Institution
Lili Chen Mt. Carmel Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Neshao Cubahilo Scripps Ranch SonTek
Hannah Hu La Jolla NOAA – Regional Fisheries Lab
Onrei Ladao Mount Miguel Fugro
Charlie Lewis Sage Creek Kenautics
Andrew Moura St. Augustine Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Guadalupe Refugio Preuss Tecnadyne
Josh Steiner-F Canyon Crest Kenautics
Nick Vecchioni St. Augustine Teledyne RDI
Franklin Ye La Jolla Sidus Solutions
Caroline Zhang Torrey Pines Teledyne SeaBotix

The occasion also served to award Mihika Nadig, winner of the second place in the Senior category during her participation on the 2016 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Mihika could not receive the recognition last summer for her work on “Convolutional Neural Networks Applied to Video Clips”, but MTS and the Science Fair organizers ensured she would get the proper distinction before long.

The Internship Program also recognized Teledyne Seabotix for their 15th year sponsorship in the program. Pictured below shows Larry Nordell, handing the recognition to Grace DeForest on behalf of Teledyne Seabotix.

The evening included a raffle with lots of fantastic prizes; all proceedings will help to fund internship positions for high school students in 2017. Click here for more information.