Seven students have concluded their summer internship with Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC). Throughout their time at PICRC, these students have been working with PICRC researchers who served as their mentors on individual projects to gain hands on experience in the field of science. With guidance from their mentors, the interns carried out various projects, which involved collecting and analyzing data, writing a report, and presenting the result of their work.
On Thursday, July 12, 2018, PICRC held a symposium for the Summer Internship Program. Each intern presented their projects. This was a chance for the interns to show what they had done and learned over the past six weeks. Meangeldil Azuma-Malsol (Simpson University-CA) presented on “Ngardmau residents’ perceptions of protected areas management”, while Theresa KimnoyBultedaob Aten (UH- Hilo) talked about the “Effectiveness of regulations enforcement and management of PAN sites in Ngarchelong State”, and Mira Mariur (PCC) discussed the “Benefits and effectiveness of PAN sites on the Ngerbeched community.”These three students were under the mentorship of PICRC Researcher Lincy Marino.