Rigaku Innovative Technologies to Host Students from Brazil for Summer Internships as Part of Prestigious Scientific Mobility Program Sponsored by Government of Brazil

Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

Rigaku Innovative Technologies today announced that it will host one student from Brazil as an intern this summer, as part of a prestigious scholarship program sponsored by the government of Brazil. Such students will gain valuable experience in optics manufacturing and contribute their international perspective and experience to the company.

These students are among the approximately 1,500 Brazilian undergraduate students who are studying in the United States this year as part of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program funded by the government of Brazil, to strengthen science and technology skills as well as innovation in that country. The students study for a year at one of more than a hundred U.S. colleges and universities across the United States, and then return to Brazil to complete their degrees. Scholarships are being given primarily to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Rigaku Innovative Technologies is hosting these students as interns to help them gain practical experience in their fields, and with a long-term goal of building relationships with students, universities, and future leaders in Brazil after the students return to their home country.

Bodo Ehlers, Manager of New Technology commented, We believe that working in our internship program to build skills for the future workforce will benefit Brazilians and Rigaku Innovative Technologies. Casio Barbosa is directly involved in the maximization of our advanced laser manufacturing process. He will learn skills required to produce advanced optical components that may be used at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory; Sirius. This is the second year of our active internship program and the contributions of all of our interns have been very valuable.

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