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August 14, 2011

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August 14, 2011

I spent this amazing summer of 2011 at Oak Crest Institute of Science. It is truly an experience that has made me a better person. Before starting my work at OCIS, i had very little experience with Scientific research. With the help of Oak Crest's wonderful staff, I developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of Scientific research. Another valuble thing I learned is that sometimes we don't get the results we want, nevertheless one should never give up. I thank the Oak Crest Staff for there wonderful dedication to fostering scientific education to others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My summer work at Oak Crest

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

extend the facilty's space which in turn would allow more research opportunities

July 26, 2011

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July 26, 2011

Oak Crest was an incredible place to start research as a high school student. Not only was the staff nice and friendly, but they gave me my own space to let me gain experience. I learned a lot of useful skills for college, and I really view Oak Crest as an ideal place to work or start research.

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laboratories through the experience Oak Crest has given me

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March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

I came to Oak Crest from July 2009 to July 2010. I was an exchange student from France. During this year, I worked on Nickellacycle, trying to develop new catalysts using CO2, imines and alkynes. Even though my experiences weren't successful the way we wanted them to work, I really enjoyed my experience at OCIS and I developped a lot of qualities that I'm currently using at work.

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07/2009 - 07/2010

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

develop new fields in chemistry : only few people worked on the chemistry part of OCIS.

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

I was a student volunteer for one of the biology projects the summer of 2009. Working at Oakcrest provided me with the unique opportunity to work independently and contribute my own ideas to the project. The scientists there encourage personal growth and were incredible mentors.

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yes

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want more students to know about the amazing opportunities at this local pasadena non-profit.

March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011

I learned so much during my time at Oak Crest! I gained confidence in my scientific and research abilities that cannot be learned in a classroom. I worked on projects with both John and Marc. They were both exceptional teachers and scientists. I feel grateful to have had the experience I did at Oak Crest.

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My current employment - My ablility to critically read and review scientific literature comes from my experience at Oak Crest. I am not shy about volunteering for non-traditional projects thanks to having conducted research at Oak Crest.

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March 21, 2011

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March 21, 2011

My research experience at Oak Crest was extremely rewarding. Cutting edge research is very exciting and Oak Crest is a rare institute which offers such outstanding opportunities to undergraduate students. Oak Crest mentors allow students complete autonomy in designing and carrying out research, but they are ALWAYS around for support and guidance when you need it. The mentors are caring and concerned, and are interested in both scientific progress and in cultivating future scientists.

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While I was at Oak Crest, for about 9 months in 2006/2007, I was able to work side by side with the scientists addressing relevant, ground-breaking scientific issues. We were testing for (and discovering!) previously undetected environmental pollutants, using pioneering equipment and technology.

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I've been out of the Oak Crest loop for a while, so I'm not currently qualified to make any recommendations for change.

March 12, 2011

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March 12, 2011

One of Oak Crest's greatest strengths is that it's a very supportive place for students from all levels to interact with experienced scientists and gain experience and confidence in doing research. This is very important, since from what I understand, Oak Crest does a lot of work with local high school and community college students who may not have previously considered a research career and don't have a lot of contacts in academia. I know that I benefited a lot from working closely with a mentor who was as interested in my personal and professional development as he was in producing good research.

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I worked here in 2003 while I was still an undergraduate, and am now halfway through graduate school in the same field (chemistry). My positive experiences as an intern here and my ongoing mentoring relationships with faculty members have definitely played a part in my decision to stick with grad school and to pursue science as a career.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This question is hard for me to answer since the organization has probably changed a lot since I last worked here!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

March 10, 2011

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March 10, 2011

The team at Oak Crest offers an incredible model on how to put forth top-tier scientific efforts, investigating cutting-edge research questions, while educating and mentoring a great number of young and developing scientists. I've been fortunate enough to work closely with a number of members of the team as they consulted with me on a few projects I've undertaken. I've greatly enjoyed all of these interactions and look forward to more in the future!

I've also had the pleasure of seeing a number of individuals benefit in a multitude of ways from participation in some of the projects at Oak Crest. What this team has been able to do with what they have been given, how they have maximized every asset they have, and how incredibly resourceful they continue to be is truly an inspiration to any entrepreneur that hopes to boot-strap their own research goals and dreams too!

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my interactions with them as a scientist and community member. I was located in an adjacent incubator and had multiple conversations and interactions with the team.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them receive an endowment to ensure their future is always secure!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The people and their projects and interests.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 9, 2011

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March 9, 2011

I've met and seen some of the great work they do at Oak Crest and it's wonderful. They have great leaders and a great team which enables them to make tremendous progress and scientific discoveries for everybody. Keep up the great work Oak Crest!

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The great things I learned when speaking to them at their BBQ's!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing!

March 9, 2011

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March 9, 2011

I have been volunteering at Oak Crest for approximately 3 months. I love that they have given me the opportunity to learn and gain the experience in various analytical techniques that are usually required in today's job market. Many times one graduates understanding the theory but lacking the hands on knowledge of the instrumentation needed to find a job. This organization provides the means for students to have hands on knowledge of what it really is like to do be a scientists addressing questions that are truly important to society. There is no better way to learn than to be surrounded by a well equipped lab and people who are really interested in teaching. Research can be difficult but having a good group to work with and projects that are important makes the "work" worth while.

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I have been learning many analytical techniques that will help me expand my resume.

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At this point of time I would not change a thing.

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