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Liberty Science Center Interns Deliver Final Presentations

Bao Nguyen Presents at Liberty Science CenterPatrick Farrelly Presents at Liberty Science Center

On Wednesday August 11, the RCNJ interns who worked at Liberty Science Center (LSC) this summer held their closing reception. This reception in Jersey City, NJ was attended by approximately 15 people, including RCNJ Vice President John Cloninger '96, RCNJ chairman Ken DeGhetto '50, RCNJ Treasurer Phil Lurie '74, RCNJ member Henry Rosenblatt '54 and several LSC staff members including Deborah Steiner and LSC President Emlyn Koster.

One of the interns, Bao Nguyen, did a project on recombinant DNA. The other intern, Patrick Farrelly, presented his findings on why the World Trade Center collapsed. Patrick's father and brother are Rensselaer graduates. Both interns also participated in a microgravity experiment with Dickinson High School in Jersey City. NASA was also a collaborator on this experiment. With their participation in the LSC/RPI internship program, Nguyen and Farrelly were able to understand the workings of an interactive science museum.

Through fundraising and dues, the RCNJ has been able to support this internship program since 1993. The Liberty Science Center opened in January, 1993 and has been visited by over nine million guests. This makes it one of the most popular tourist and educational destinations in the metropolitan New York area.

For more information on the LSC, please visit lsc.org.

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