December 16, 2005  


Czech Named Ashley Fellow for 2005

By Pauline Wethington

Sandra Czech (HR) won the 2005 Alonzo W. Ashley Career Development Fellowship. This will enable her to finish her degree at San Jose State University, where she is majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Physics.

(Photo courtesy of HR)

Under the mentorship of Kwok Ko (ACD), Czech will work in the Advanced Computation Department. This will help her gain greater knowledge of and experience in the scientific research at the Laboratory.

Czech will be working with Pauline Wethington (COM/HR) to recruit Hispanic physics students, adding to the diversity of applicants for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program. In September 2005, Czech attended the national conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Denver, Colorado. She had the opportunity to speak to students and their professors about the SULI Program and to encourage many of them to apply for the summer 2006 program.

For the past five years Czech has worked in Human Resources as a Records Assistant. The fellowship has given Czech the chance to explore areas she had only dreamt of and because of time and the limited hours in day would not have had the opportunity to do what she is doing now.

Thanks to the Ashley Fellowship, her dream has become reality.

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Sandra Czech (HR)
2004: Arturo Alarcon (LCLS)
2003: Lesley Wolf (TIS)
2002: Pauline Wethington (COM/HR)
2001: Nicholas Arias (ILC)

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