Next time you are at the SEE Science Center you may see a new face working on exhibits. In October SEE welcomed its second Aspire Intern, Vick Mahindru with the support of a local sponsor, Sunrise Labs.
“This position means the world to me because if offers long term skills,” said Vick. Vick is a Sophomore at West High School in Manchester. He is a native of New Hampshire and speaks four languages including Hindi and Punjabi and often visits his extended family in India. He participates in numerous clubs including Student Council, Quest and Gear Up to name a few and plays on the school soccer team. “Vick is incredibly curious and hardworking” says Executive Director, Shana Hawrylchak “He isn’t shy about asking questions and is excited at the opportunity to help others learn.”
During the fall and spring semesters Vick will be working with staff from the Science Center to develop concepts for new exhibits. Specifically, Vick is working to test new hands-on exhibits that will accompany SEE’s LEGO® MIllyard Project exhibit, the world’s largest permanent LEGO® installation at minifigure scale.
On weekends and holidays Vick has been out on the Museum floor prototyping mock-ups of exhibit ideas with Museum visitors. He works with staff to develop the prototypes, takes notes on how visitors interact with the test exhibits, what they learn, and gets feedback on what they might like to see changed before the final version. “Prototyping exhibits helps us to learn where visitors may be having trouble understanding the science and helps us to make sure that all of our exhibits are fun and engaging for families. It allows our visitors help us in the creative process.” Said Executive Director Shana Hawrylchak.
“Seeing Vick in this role shows all visitors how they too can be involved in shaping new exhibit experiences. Sunrise is excited to continue to support racial equity in the sciences and to ensure that all children in our community can excel and reach their dreams. Thank you SEE, for providing this opportunity!”, says Eric Soederberg, President, Sunrise Labs.
About Sunrise Labs
For almost 30 years, Sunrise has been producing robust, reliable, and cost-effective designs for medical device and life science instrumentation. Sunrise is known for solving tough engineering problems and turning novel ideas into commercially viable products. Learn more about Sunrise Labs