Sunday, April 19, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Da Vinci Students of the Month both excelled as interns

By
From page A4 | June 23, 2013 |

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored two Da Vinci High School students as Students of the Month for May. They are:

* Mariah Farris, nominated by internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Mariah has spent the 2012-13 school year working at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. This facility is a UCD research initiative bringing together world-class scientists with the latest technology to learn how the human mind works and teach these tools and techniques to the next generation of researchers.

“Mariah is working in the lab of Dr. Amanda Guyer. Her research focuses on the behavioral and neural mechanisms that may underlie the way adolescents think and feel. She spent the fall learning about the research process, working with human subjects in research, and learning about the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience. She spent a lot of time entering data gathered from surveys given to the subjects of their various projects as well as data gathered by computer programs. She also worked on the codebook for the lab, which helped her understand the significance of all the numbers she dealt with.

“This spring she has begun testing participants in the lab’s behavioral studies. One of her most educational experiences was being put through an experiment as though she was a test subject. She said it let her experience the experiment from the subject’s point of view.

“Dr. Guyer has nothing but praise for Mariah: ‘She is so reliable, professional, detail-oriented and mature. She is a great asset to our lab.”

* Ariane Farris, also nominated by internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Ariane has always had an interest in history and that only grew stronger when she visited the Smithsonian museums on the Close-Up trip to Washington, D.C. It probably doesn’t hurt that her father is an archeologist, too. During this last school year, Ariane spent her internship working in the Anthropology Museum at UC Davis.

“You may not know about this museum in Young Hall because the bulk of the collection is not on public display but is used mainly for research. The museum has an amazing collection of Native American baskets that range in size from ones that would fit in the palm of your hand to ones you could sit in.

“Ariane has gotten to do a variety of projects during her 90 hours in the museum. She’s made archival boxes, tagged artifacts and worked on accession collections. When I visited her on-site, she was transcribing a historic journal that has helped her become familiar with the scientific names of California plants.

“Ariane says that working with the collections has been a highlight of her experience. She’s enjoyed exploring the various collections and seeing what artifacts were hidden among the hundreds of little bags in each collection. She shared a fun experience of finding a penny from the 1800s with Native American symbols.

“Her supervisors have nothing but good things to say about her work. They feel fortunate to have her in their program and definitely feel like she has contributed a lot to the museum. They say her attention to detail and her ability to work independently are extraordinary and that she is performing at the level of their college interns.”

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Aggie Pride on parade at UC Davis Picnic Day

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
City wants a study of sewer rates

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

Hard-of-hearing student needs community’s help

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
KDVS fund drive includes on-air pledging, plus parties and food

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Art helped sell California’s agriculture

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Sign up now for Celebrate Davis!

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

Students, families can get after-hours Internet access

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Lawyers seek resolution to Davis molest case

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

Garamendi hosts conference for women

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
‘Invaluable public servant’ retires after 20 years

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Your brain’s aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Injury-proof yourself for effective exercise

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Understanding risks can help women prevent leading health threats

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Woodland bike rides set every Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Get some advice at Connections Café

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Eyewitness speaks about Israel’s election

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Free gardening advice offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Grad Night tickets on sale online

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Schenker speaks about ‘Magical Mexico’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Yolo County DA honors crime victims at annual tribute

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
Holman offers Publishing 101 seminar

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Radio-controlled airplanes will race April 25-26

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Vote with your dollars at Davis Food Co-op

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

Join the 10,000-vegetable challenge!

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9Comments are off for this post

 
NAMI group offers family support

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Birding tour will benefit Putah Creek Council

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Watershed Wonders activities return to Putah Creek

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

Yolo County Neighborhood Court seeks new volunteers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
Two drought-preparedness water bills pass out of Senate committees

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

UCD looks at building a better brain as we age

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
‘Vault’ highlights ‘Kathak’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Picnic Day favorites: dogs, bikes science

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A13 | Gallery

 
Strike up the band, and the bubbles!

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A14 | Gallery

.

Forum

Ready for the parting glass

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
 
Leash your dogs; it’s the law

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

John Cole cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

 
Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

By Our View | From Page: B6

Drink up, kids, but make your choice a healthy one

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

 
Speak out

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B7

Let’s not turn our backs on the Earth

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

 
This Earth Day, make a pledge to cool your home

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

.

Sports

Fast Aggie start negated by 14-0 USC lacrosse run

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Stagnant second-half offense sinks Devil girls

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Over the hump? DHS baseball team wins late

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Lambdin, Marshall lead Aggies at Mt. SAC

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Republic FC gets another win at Bonney

By Evan Ream | From Page: B2

 
UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a water polo double dip

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Busy Clancy, Hall spark Devil tracksters at Mt. SAC

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Former DHS star Drexel returns to create havoc for Aggies

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B4 | Gallery

Pro baseball roundup: Oakland blanks Kansas City

By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

 
Sports briefs: Blue Devils split a pair of tennis matches

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B14 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens its sales team

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

 
New phase opens at Brookfield Cottages

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A12 | Gallery

 
WISH grant funds available to eligible homebuyers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

.

Obituaries

Alice Catherine Micheltorena

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Jody Zewe

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Herman Timm

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Robert Leigh Cordrey

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, April 19, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B8