SCC graduate selected for prestigious internship

CAPTION: Jacob Chambers (right), a Salem Community College graduate in scientific glass technology, has a prestigious internship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., this summer. Here, the Carneys Point resident completes a repair on a cold trap while supervisor Aaron Kirchhoff, also a SCC alumnus, congratulates him on a job well done.

 

Salem Community College graduate Jacob Chambers was chosen to intern at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., this summer. The Carneys Point resident graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree in scientific glass technology in May.

The new internship program at the NIST evolved through a partnership between Aaron V. Kirchhoff of the NIST Scientific Glass Fabrication division and Salem Community College. Kirchhoff holds degrees from Salem Community College in scientific glass technology and glass art.

Salem Community College offers the only associate degree program in scientific glass technology in the nation. The program, which graduated a record 21 students in May, is led by SCC graduate Dennis Briening. For more information on SCC’s glass programs, e-mail gec@salemcc.edu or visit www.salemcc.edu/glass.