Academy Tech Council Names Students for Internship Program
Beverly Hills, CA – The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected two students to participate in summer internships at Industrial Light & Magic and Rhythm & Hues Studios. The Academy-sponsored program is designed to provide real-world experience to students interested in careers in motion picture graphics, technology and research.
The 2012 Science and Technology Council summer interns and their internship hosts are: Ningyu Mao, Carnegie Mellon University – Rhythm & Hues Studios; and Yujie Shu, Clemson University – Industrial Light & Magic.
Now in its sixth year, the program provides a 10- to 12-week hands-on summer experience that helps students gain a deeper understanding of advanced motion-picture technologies. During the course of the program, the students will also attend several Academy-related events, including meet-and-greets with industry experts.
"The moving image arts are in a constant state of transformation, and we’re excited that these two talented young women will be part of that," said Elizabeth Cohen, Ph.D., the Council’s internship program chair. "They’ll be learning and contributing with the support of our Council mentors and other visionaries at the technology vanguard."
Established in 2003 by the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities and preserves the history of science and technology of motion pictures.