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2015 Student Science & Education Symposium winners

August 1, 2015 From July 28 – 30th, 2015, the NOAA Office of Education held its annual Student Science and Education Symposium. The Symposium was attended by 123 Hollings and Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) undergraduate scholars. The scholars presented the results of their summer internships with NOAA labs and offices throughout the United States.
Left to right, Back Row: Dr. Spinrad, Katrina Rosemond, Charlotte Eckmann, Samantha Levell, Amanda Murphy,
Milton Martinez-Torres, Thomas Ludwig, Julia Maine, Joshua Wadler
Front Row: Danielle Cox, Abigail Hummel, Emily Wallingford, Leigh Terry, Lewis Kunik
2015 Student Science & Education Symposium Winners
Left to right, Back Row: Dr. Spinrad, Katrina Rosemond, Charlotte Eckmann, Samantha Levell, Amanda Murphy, Milton Martinez-Torres, Thomas Ludwig, Julia Maine, Joshua Wadler Front Row: Danielle Cox, Abigail Hummel, Emily Wallingford, Leigh Terry, Lewis Kunik

The three day event was filled with impressive oral and poster presentation sessions, information sharing and networking opportunities. The symposium culminated in a closing ceremony with inspiring remarks delivered by Dr. Richard Spinrad, the NOAA Chief Scientist. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Science and Education Symposium, and all of the presentation award winners! The NOAA Office of Education is excited to hear where the future takes you (And when you find out, please fill out our alumni form!).

Poster Presentations Award Winners


Katrina Rosemond (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)– EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Electrical Engineering

University: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Internship Placement: NESDIS Internship Location: Suitland, MD

Poster title: An Intercompa rison of Predicted Sea Ice Concentration from Global Ocean Forecast System & Arctic Cap Nowcast/Forecast System

Milton Martinez (Science and Technology Enterprise)- EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Electrical Engineering

University: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Internship Placement: NESDIS

Internship Location: Suitland, MD

Poster title: Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) Refinement Utilizing Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily (GHCN-D) Dataset


Oral Presentation Award Winners

Weather-Ready Nation

Leigh Terry – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Economics

University: University of Alabama

Internship Placement: OAR Earth System Research Laboratory

Internship Location: Boulder, CO
Presentation title: Labor Market Analysis of Various Energy Strategies for 2030

Tie:

Thomas Ludwig – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Chemical Engineering

University: University of Alabama

Internship Placement: OAR Air Resources Laboratory

Internship Location: College Park, MD

Presentation Title: Modeling the Chemistry and Physics of Atmospheric Mercury

 

Amanda Murphy – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Atmospheric Science

University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Internship Placement: NWS Weather Forecast Office

Internship Location: Huntsville, AL

Presentation Title: Investigating the Environments of Null Tornado Cases in North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee

 

Joshua Wadler – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Meteorology

University: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Internship Placement: OAR Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Internship Location: Miami, FL

Presentation Title: Radial and Azimuthal Variations on Convective Burst Structure in Tropical Cyclones from Airborne Doppler Observations

 

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

Lewis Kunik – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Computer Engineering

University: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Internship Placement: OAR Earth System Research Laboratory

Internship Location: Boulder, CO Presentation

Title: Multiscale Observational Constraints on CO₂ Fluxes

Danielle Cox – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Geology and Environmental Studies

University: University of Miami, FL

Internship Placement: NOS

Internship Location: Beaufort, NC

Presentation Title: Blue Carbon for How Long? Lability of Buried Salt Marsh Carbon Released via Erosion

Resilient Coastal Communities

Charlotte Eckmann – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Marine Science

University: University of South Carolina-Columbia

Internship Placement: NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Internship Location: Charleston, SC

Presentation Title: Effects of Salinity on the Toxicity of Oil Spill Dispersants to Estuarine Species

Abigail Hummel – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Biology

University: University of Florida

Internship Placement: NOS

Internship Location: Gloucester Point, VA

Presentation Title: Raising Awareness and Understanding of the Chesapeake Bay through Summer Education and Outreach

Healthy Oceans

Emily Wallingford – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Marine Science

University: University of Hawaii at Hilo

Internship Placement: NOS

Internship Location: Beaufort, NC

Presentation Title: Development of Lionfish Aggregating Devices (LADs) for Use in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Local Control

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Samantha Levell – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Marine Biology

University: Florida State University

Internship Placement: NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Internship Location: Seattle, WA

Presentation Title: Habitat Selection and the Effect of Conspecific Presence in Forage Fish

Julia Maine – Hollings Undergraduate Scholar

Major: Earth and Oceanographic Sciences

University: Bowdoin College

Internship Placement: NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Internship Location: East Boothbay, ME

Presentation Title: Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Food Quality of the Coccolithophore E. huxleyi and the Response of Copepod Grazing