Summary of Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience by Leah Smith

    This past week we visited California, trekking all over the Silicon Valley. The rising Juniors and Seniors of the EDI fellows toured Carbon, learning about 3D printing. We met with Greg Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics and NA’03 alumnus. Over …
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    Reflection on Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience by Maguire McMahon

    This week has been a fun one. There were ups. There were downs. As a cohort we all bonded and learned more about ourselves and our friends. My favorite part of the trip was sitting down with Norfolk Academy alumni …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 Summer Experience – NASA Wind Tunnel – Post by Sarah Haugh

    On the fourth day, we visited NASA Ames and got to not only see a smaller wind tunnel and water tank but we also walked into both the 1st and 2nd largest wind tunnels in the world! My uncle, Dr. …
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    Director’s Note on Our Visit with Citrine Informatics

    During our Silicon Valley 2019 summer experience, the 2020 and 2021 EDI Fellows met with NA’03 alumnus Greg Mulholland, the CEO of Citrine Informatics.  Greg shared some of the lessons he learned at Norfolk Academy – lessons, which prepared him …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience – Vasper Systems and Escape Room by Christopher Asuncion

    On Thursday, we first visited Vasper Systems in the NASA Ames Research Park. There, we met with the founder, Peter Wasowski, who gave us a background on his company. Vasper Systems (Vasper being short for Vascular Performance) focuses on developing …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 Summer Experience – Stanford’s GPS Lab and The Tech Museum – Post by AJ Keels

    On Wednesday, July 17, the EDI Fellows set out on a visit to a professor at Stanford University. At around 10:30 we all met with Mr. Lo, a professor specializing in GPS. Mr. Lo and his students work on different parts of the Global Positioning System, or …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience – Hackathon and Dinner with LinkedIn Engineer – Post by Keon Tavakoli

    The ‘20 and ‘21 EDI fellows performed a hackathon today to prepare for a Middle School advisee competition next school year. The fellows were split into three groups, each providing several potential challenges for the competition and eventually each group …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience – Citrine Informatics and Autodesk Gallery – By Charlie Walker

    On Tuesday, the second day of our California trip, we continued to meet up with different companies and perform different activities. On this day, we met up with Greg Mulholland, the CEO of Citrine Informatics. His company develops new products …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience – AutoDesk and Army Corps of Engineers’ Bay Model – Post by Caitlin Johnson EDI’21

    After our visit to Citrine Informatics, we traveled to Autodesk, where Scott, a Gallery ambassador and a software engineer, greeted us. The ambassador toured us through the gallery, showing various displays and models of innovations. One of these models especially …
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    Silicon Valley 2019 EDI Summer Experience – Visit to Carbon and Apple by Olivia Danielson EDI’21

    On July 15, the Senior and Junior cohorts of EDI Fellows spent 8 hours in airports, waking up very early to arrive at the Norfolk airport at 4 am. When we arrived at the San Jose airport, everyone piled into …
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