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E-mail:

nicolefuru@gmail.com 306-1385 Draycott Road North Vancouver, BC Canada, V7J 3K9 Phone: 604-655-2823

NICOLE FURUTANI

EDUCATION
Sep 2012 - Present Sep 2005 Apr 2012 Bachelor of Education- Secondary University of British Columbia - Graduation August 2013 Major in Physics and Concentration in Mathematics Bachelor of Science Physics and Astronomy Combined Major Math Minor University of Victoria

WORK EXPERIENCE
Apr 2013 Interpreter and Program Creator May 2013 HR MacMillian Space Center Vancouver Responsibilities: Presenting workshops for elementary students (K-7) on fieldtrips. Topics included rockets, the lives of astronauts, extreme environments, rocks and the Solar System. Accomplishments: Started to revamp the grade 6 workshop and create a new program. This included interviewing teachers and students as well as working with the Space Center staff. Jan 2013 Student Teacher Apr 2013 Prince of Wales Secondary Vancouver Responsibilities: Lesson planning and teaching two blocks of General Science 9 for 10 weeks on the Space Unit, three blocks of Physics 11 for 8 weeks on the Energy/Work/ Power unit and Momentum unit, one block of Math 10 for 5 weeks on the linear functions unit. Accomplishments: I learned a lot about how to engage a variety of students of all different learning styles and language abilities. I was able to make science and astronomy fun and tangible. Sep 2008 Math/Physics Tutor Present Self Employed North Vancouver Responsibilities: Tutoring Grade 8 to 12 students in Math and Physics. At some points as much as 20 hours a week. Accomplishments: I received very positive feedback from parents concerning their childrens improved results. Jan 2010- Research Co-op Assistant Apr 2010 CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research Geneva, Switzerland Responsibilities: Worked with my supervisor to investigate properties in Monte- Carlo simulations and compare them to data from the ATLAS detector. Accomplishments: Learned how to program in C++. Became proficient in ROOT and basic concepts in high-energy particle physics.

May 2008- Sep 2008

Research Co op Assistant Gemini South Observatory La Serena, Chile Responsibilities: Worked with the Gemini staff and contributed to a project associated with turbulence reconstruction for the MultiConjugate Adaptive Optic System. Accomplishments: I completed my project with accurate results, learned a new programming language, and presented the results to a large audience of Astronomers.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Oct 2011 Apr 2012 Apr 2012- May 2012 Volunteer Teacher Assistant Claremont Secondary School Victoria Responsibilities: Six hours a week volunteering in a Physics 12 and Math 12 classroom: Answering questions, marking, and creating practice problems. Intern Farm Sanctuary Acton, California Responsibilities: Over 150 hours of amazing handson experience including attending to the needs of abused farm animals as well as helping to maintain the shelter. On Site Intern Santa Martha Rescue Center Tambillo, Ecuador Responsibilities: Everyday care for exotic wildlife and construction of enclosures.

Apr 2009- May 2009

QUALIFICATIONS
Fluent in French, enrolled in French Immersion for 13 years. Completed Planning 10 Workshop and TI-Nspire Workshops. Attended the Math in Bloom Conference (October 2012), will be attending the AAPT Summer Conference (July 2013) Proficient in Office Productivity Software, IRAF, ROOT, SuperMongo, Latex, Java, C++ Good communication and interpersonal skills gained by dealing with customers while working in the restaurant industry

ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS


Traveling: Europe, South America, Turkey, United States and Canada Participated in the UBC 2005 Physics Olympics Attended the Sea Otter Youth Forum at the Marine Biology Bamfield Center Snowboarding, gym, jogging, cooking and fitness