Academy Tech Council Names Students for Internship Program
July 13, 2012

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.