School may be out, but 10 Kennedy High students decided to delay their summer vacation for a chance at a hands-on learning experience at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), where they spent five days “networking for science.”
The Berkeley Lab’s website features a neat report by Marilyn Chung about the workshop from June 12-16. Along with receiving instruction on the basics of networking for the benefit or complex science experiments, the teens got hands-on experience working on a project as network administrators.
Kennedy High IT Academy lead teacher LaRue Moore said he wants to grow the program to 40 students.
“This week has given them both more knowledge and more confidence,” he said, according to Chung’s report.