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EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program Profiles

Class of 2015-2017
Ali, Zainab

Name: Ali, Zainab
School: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC)
Major: Atmospheric Science

Summer 1: OAR, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title:Sticky questions and endless debates: Integrating social and behavioral science into meteorological research and practices

Summer 2: NWS, WFO, Boulder, CO
Project Title: Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Verification on the Colorado Front Range

Bynes, Kenya

Name: Bynes, Kenya
School: Hampton University (VA)
Major: Marine Environmental Science

Summer 1:NMFS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title:Models for US Fish Stock Assessment

Summer 2: NMFS, NWFSC Portland, OR
Project Title: Weather, climate and biological influences on ocean productivity

Fisher, Ramsay

Name: Fisher, Ramsay
School: Florida International University (FL)
Major: Marine Biology

Summer 1: NMFS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: A Comparative Study of Mortality by Major Fishing Methods used in the Exempted Fishing Permit Program for Various Shark Species and Incidental Sea Turtle Interactions

Summer 2: NMFS/SEFSC/MSLAB
Project Title: Distribution and environmental preferences of angel sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Freed, Jim

Name: Freed, Jim
School: University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Major: Marine Biology

Summer 1: NMFS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Deep-Sea Coral Image Catalog: Northeast Pacific

Summer 2: NMFS/SWFSC
Project Title: Life history and ecosystem interactions of the ribbonfish, Trachipterus altivelis, in the California Current

Jones, Mikayla

Name: Jones, Mikayla
School: University of Hawaii at Hilo (HI)
Major: Marine Science and Biology

Summer 1: NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Break the Grip of the Rip: Assessing NOAA"s Capacity to Message Risk from Beach Hazards

Summer 2: NMFS, SCFSC, LaJola, CA
Project Title: Laboratory assessment of cetacean thyroid hormones in blubber tissue with respect to demographic status

Milton Martinez

Name: Martinez-Torres, Milton
School: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus (PR)
Major: Electrical Engineering

Summer 1: NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) refinement utilizing GHCN-D dataset

Summer 2: OMAO, MacDill Air Force Base, FL
Project Title: Research Aircraft Radar Component Verification

Michaella Mcfarland

Name: Mcfarland, Michaella
School: Hampton University (VA)
Major: Marine Environmental Science

Summer 1: NMFS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: An Analysis of Marine Mammal Self-Reports and Observer Reports from 1996-2014

Summer 2: NMFS/SEFSC, Santa Cruz, CA
Project Title: Genetic identification of larval rockfish

Jala Morrow

Name: Morrow, Jala
School: Jackson State University (MS)
Major: Applied Mathematics

Summer 1: NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Analysis of Frequency and Impacts of storm Events and Service Assesments to Inform the National Weather Service (NWS) Operations and Workforce Analysis (OWA)

Summer 2: NWS WFO, Memphis, TN
Project Title: Mid-South Tornado Environment project

Samuel Oge

Name: Oge, Samuel
School: City College of the City University of New York (NY)
Major: Electrical Engineering

Summer 1: NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Design and Fabrication of a Simple Sensor for Unmanned Aircraft (UAS)

Summer 2: OAR, ESRL
Project Title: Spectroscopic Measurements Of Atmospheric Trace Gases And Aerosols

Katrina Rosemond

Name: Rosemond, Katrina
School: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC)
Major: Electrical Engineering

Summer 1: NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: An Intercomparison of Predicted Sea Ice Concentration from Global Ocean Forecast System & Arctic Cap Nowcast/Forecast System' Project Report

Summer 2: OMAO, MacDill AFB, FL
Project Title: Research Aircraft Electrical Load Analysis

Lawrence Vulis

Name: Vulis, Lawrence
School: City College of the City University of New York (NY)
Major: Environmental Engineering

Summer 1: NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Enhancing Snow Depth Estimation using Regional Elevation Relationships

Summer 2: OAR, ESRL
Project Title: Analysis Of The NOAA Hydrometeorological Testbed Soil Moisture Datasets