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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     children’s  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  Multi−Conjugate  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  hands−on  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