As part of The Preuss School UCSD curriculum, seniors have to participate in service learning, research, and internship rotating between classes each trimester. Since the high school has a major focus on getting their students to attend a four-year university, they want students to have experience in each of those classes to become better prepared for higher education. For their internship class, students intern with different organizations on the UC San Diego campus.
Preuss seniors, Lesley Vo and Erick Ramos were assigned with the UC San Diego Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) during their internship class. From September to November of 2017, Lesley developed a presentation on sustainable products, which she presented to the Sustainability Ambassadors. Lesly also learned about the Green Labs Program at UC San Diego and researched different green labs programs at other universities. During Erick’s internship from November 2017 to March 2018, he learned how to use SolidWorks so he could 3D print a model of Solar Chill, which is to be put on display in the SRC. While interning at the SRC, Erick and Lesley (pictured above/left/right) offered to take multiple stacks of manila folders for their high school staff and teachers to reuse.