Florida Tech Graduate Earns Prestigious Internship

– Leandro Almeida, a spring 2004 Florida Tech graduate, has earned an all-expenses-paid summer internship at the European Organization for Nuclear Research
(CERN), in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN is the world’s largest particle physics center.

The highly competitive CERN Summer Student Program allows undergraduate physics students to join in the day-to-day work of research teams participating in
experiments on matter. The summer students also attend a series of lectures by international scientists who share their knowledge on a wide range of topics
in the fields of theoretical and experimental particle physics.

Almeida has been working for his advisor, Dr. Marc Baarmand, associate professor of physics, on a calibration system for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
Detector at CERN. The CMS experiment is a large, general-purpose particle detector.

Graduating with his bachelor’s degree in physics as a Distinguished Student Scholar, Almeida will start a doctoral program in theoretical particle physics
at State University of New York at Stony Brook in the fall. He earned a five-year Turner Fellowship, which will fully fund his studies at Stony Brook.

Florida Tech awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in physics.

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