Martin Stoufer of NERSC demonstrated the latest computer technology to Art Gomez, one of 12 students from local high schools who spent the morning of Feb. 2 alongside Berkeley Lab scientists. The students participated in "Groundhog Shadow Day" - a national event intended to give high school students a close-up look at the workplace and possible future careers. The program at Berkeley Lab matched each student with a mentor from various divisions.

All students who visited Berkeley Lab are already enrolled in science or environmental programs at Ber-keley High, Castlemont High or Middle College High School on the campus of Contra Costa College.

National Groundhog Job Shadow Day is sponsored by Colin Powell's America's Promise, Junior Achievement, the National School-to-Work Office, and the American Society of Association Executives. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt