Undergraduate scholarship alumni

The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Classes of 2018 and 2019 stand together outside NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions undergraduate scholarship classes of 2018 and 2019 stand together outside NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. (NOAA)

We’re doing our best to reconnect with José E. Serrano EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship alumni! Please update us on your continuing education and career path in our voluntary alumni tracker. To share successes like new awards or publications, email EPP.USP@noaa.gov today!

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All EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program alumni are listed below by the year they received their award, along with the topic and NOAA office of the two internships they completed as scholars.*

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Class of 2018

2018 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars (left to right): India Oliver, Gina Selig, Jendahye Antoine, Analyssa Hernandez, Taylor Miller, Annalise Guthrie, Delaena Stephens and Janelle Layton.
2018 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars (left to right): India Oliver, Gina Selig, Jendahye Antoine, Analyssa Hernandez, Taylor Miller, Annalise Guthrie, Delaena Stephens, and Janelle Layton. (NOAA)

2018-2020 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholar profiles

Analyssa Hernandez

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

NOAA internship 1
Office: CO-OPS Program, National Ocean Service
Project: Analysis of the National Water Level Observation Network benchmark networks

NOAA internship 2
Office: Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service
Project: Collaborative tool development for promoting resilient groundwater resources in the Kachemak Bay region


Annalise Guthrie

B.S. in Environmental Science, Haskell Indian Nations University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Ocean Acidification Program, National Ocean Service
Project: Ocean acidification toolkit

NOAA internship 2
Office: Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service
Project: Monitoring of the marine and estuarine environments in Kachemak Bay located at the KBNERR


Delaena Stephens

B.S. in Biology, University of La Verne

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service
Project: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary inventory of soniferous species

NOAA internship 2
Office: North West Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Parasites of juvenile Pacific salmonids as metrics of diet and habitat use in the nearshore Pacific Ocean


Gina Selig

B.S. in Marine Science, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, NOAA Research
Project: Deep water exploration with the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Coast Survey and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, R/V Fairweather, National Ocean Service
Project: Seafloor mapping in Alaska and the Bering Sea with the Office of Coast Survey


India Oliver

B.S. in Biology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Ocean color calibration/validation of in situ measurements

NOAA internship 2
Office: Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Project: Using shells to investigate invasive mussel population dynamics


Janelle Layton

B.S. in Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Marine mammal health and stranding response

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Profiling marine wildlife viewing stakeholders in Southern California: a case study for La Jolla, California


Jendahye Antoine

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of the Virgin Islands

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Sea Grant Office, NOAA Research
Project: Sea Grant science communication

NOAA internship 2
Office: Greater Atlantic Fisheries Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Collection and content analysis of historically significant whale watching oral histories


Taylor Miller

B.S. in Physics, Spelman College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Goddard Space Flight Center, NOAA Satellites
Project: Satellite algorithm integration

NOAA internship 2
Office: Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Inter-calibration of Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) and Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) data

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Class of 2017

2017 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front row (left to right): Kayleen Torrez, Danielle Olive, Imani Wilburn, Nikola Rodriguez and Camisha Few. Back row (left to right): Sarfo Kantanka, Draven Hawk and Stephen Thompson.
2017 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front row (left to right): Kayleen Torrez, Danielle Olive, Imani Wilburn, Nikola Rodriguez and Camisha Few. Back row (left to right): Sarfo Kantanka, Draven Hawk, and Stephen Thompson. (NOAA)

2017-2019 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholar profiles

Camisha Few

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Creation of a database of historic distributions of Endangered Species Act-listed corals in non-U.S. jurisdictions in the Caribbean

NOAA internship 2
Office: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, National Ocean Service
Project: Sanctuary biodiversity assessment for West Coast region


Draven Hawk

B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Documenting sea turtle and/or marine mammal life history traits to support climate change vulnerability assessments

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Remote acoustic monitoring of killer whales in the Northwest Pacific


Sarfo Kantanka, in memoriam

Studied in Biology, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA Satellites
Project: A comparison between research-quality baseline climatological ocean data products for climate studies


Danielle Olive

B.S. in Biology, University of the Virgin Islands

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Characterizing the history of legal regulations to protect deep-sea coral

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Quantifying the impacts of temperature and elevated CO2 levels on blood oxygen affinity of clearnose skate, Raja eglanteria


Nikola Rodriguez

B.S. in Marine Science, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: Ocean Exploration and Research, NOAA Research
Project: Quantitative and qualitative assessment of underwater video annotations

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Pacific Regional Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Evaluating corals of opportunity for an nursery/husbandry area in Kaneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu


Stephen Thompson

B.S. in Chemistry, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NOAA Satellites
Project: An evaluation of NOAA's blended ice concentrations

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Identification and analysis of size frequency in relation to distance to shore of Farfantepenaeid shrimps in the nearshore mangrove-seagrass ecotone of southern Biscayne Bay, Florida


Kayleen Torres

B.S. in Meteorology and Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: Policy Planning and Evaluation, NOAA Research
Project: How close is the U.S. to one hour tornado warnings?

NOAA internship 2
Office: Weather Forecast Office, San Juan, Puerto Rico, National Weather Service
Project: Validation of satellite estimates in the Northeast Caribbean


Imani Wilburn

B.S. in Biology, Bowie State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Evaluating collaboration and science for management applications in landscape-scale conservation

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Atlantic menhaden: Age comparison between reading scales and otoliths

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Class of 2016

2016 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. (Left to Right) Kekeh Akofa, Kammie-Dominique Tavares, Kirby Bartlett, Robert Abitbol, Char’mane Robinson, Valentina Rappa, Maria Cogliando).
2016 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. (Left to Right) Akofa Kekeh, Kammie-Dominique Tavares, Kirby Bartlett, Robert Abitbol, Char’mane Robinson, Valentina Rappa, and Maria Cogliando. (Elvis Efamba/NOAA)

2016-2018 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholar profiles

Akofa Kekeh

B.S. in Biology, Pre-professional, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries
Project: North Pacific loggerhead turtle conservation

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Effect of pH on the metabolic rate of dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) during the megalopae to first juvenile transition


Char'Mane Robinson

B.S. in Environmental Science Technology Policy, California State University Monterey Bay

NOAA internship 1
Office: The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: A statistical and spatial analysis of chemical contaminants in Cocos Lagoon, Guam

NOAA internship 2
Office: Great Lakes Environmental Lab, NOAA Research
Project: Modeling the growth potential of Asian carp In Lake Michigan


Kammie-Dominique Tavares

B.S. in Global Environmental Science, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

NOAA internship 1
Project: Our pools are better than yours! The cultural and ecological significance of West Hawai'i's anchialine pools

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service
Project: Identifying potential beach sanctuaries on Oʻahu, Hawai‘i, for coastal biota of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument


Kirby Bartlett

B.S. in Marine Science, California State University, Monterey Bay

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Spatial characterization of corals in Puerto Rico

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Salmon recolonization of the Cedar River: Multivariate models


Maria Cogliando

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Assessing wetland vulnerability in the Choptank River complex of Chesapeake Bay

NOAA internship 2
Office: Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Assessing ecological health and resilience in restoring Padanaram salt marsh


Robert Abitbol

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ice Center, NOAA Satellites
Project: An evaluation of NOAA's blended ice concentrations


Valentina Rappa

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Finding harmful algae with high resolution satellite

NOAA internship 2
Office: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Develop bathymetric habitat data and products derived from World View-2 satellite imagery for coral reef ecosystems in the Pacific Islands

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Class of 2015

2015 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Valentina Rappa, Kenya Bynes, Michaella McFarland, Katrina Rosemond, Zainab Ali, Jala Morrow, Milton Martinez. Back (left to right): Samuel Oge, Jim Freed, Lawrence Vulis, Ramsey Fisher, Mikayla Jones.
2015 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Valentina Rappa, Kenya Bynes, Michaella McFarland, Katrina Rosemond, Zainab Ali, Jala Morrow, Milton Martinez. Back (left to right): Samuel Oge, Jim Freed, Lawrence Vulis, Ramsey Fisher, and Mikayla Jones. (NOAA)

2015-2017 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholar profiles

Jala Morrow

B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Analysis of frequency and impacts of storm events and service assessments to inform the National Weather Service Operations and Workforce Analysis

NOAA internship 2
Office: Weather Forecast Office, National Weather Service
Project: Mid-south tornado environment project


Jim Freed

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Deep-sea coral image catalog: Northeast Pacific

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Life history and ecosystem interactions of the ribbonfish, Trachipterus altivelis, in the California Current


Katrina Rosemond

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: An intercomparison of predicted sea ice concentration from Global Ocean Forecast System and arctic cap 'Nowcast/Forecast system' project report

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Research aircraft electrical load analysis


Kenya Bynes

B.S. in Marine Environmental Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Models for U.S. fish stock assessment

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Weather, climate, and biological influences on ocean productivity


Lawrence Vulis

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Enhancing snow depth estimation using regional elevation relationships

NOAA internship 2
Office: Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Analysis of the NOAA hydrometeorological testbed soil moisture datasets


Michaella McFarland

B.S. in Marine Environmental Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: An analysis of marine mammal self-reports and observer reports from 1996-2014

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Genetic identification of larval rockfish


Mikayla Jones

B.S. in Marine Science and Biology, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Break the grip of the rip: Assessing NOAA's capacity to message risk from beach hazards

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Laboratory assessment of cetacean thyroid hormones in blubber tissue with respect to demographic status


Milton Martinez-Torres

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Interactive multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) refinement utilizing Global Historical Climatology Network Daily (GHCN-D) dataset

NOAA internship 2
Office: MacDill Air Force Base, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Research aircraft radar component verification


Ramsey Fisher

B.S. in Marine Biology, Florida International University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: 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

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Distribution and environmental preferences of angel sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico


Samuel Oge

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Design and fabrication of a simple sensor for unmanned aircraft

NOAA internship 2
Office: Earth System Research Laboratories, NOAA Research
Project: Spectroscopic measurements of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols


Zainab Ali

B.S. in Atmospheric Science, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Sticky questions and endless debates: Integrating social and behavioral science into meteorological research and practices

NOAA internship 2
Office: Weather Forecast Office (Boulder), National Weather Service
Project: Quantitative precipitation forecast (QPF) verification on the Colorado front range

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Class of 2014

2014 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Autumn Chong, Chanelle Stigger, Nishan Pressley, Olivia Poon. Top (left to right): Joshua Bailey, Ricky Dixon, Justin Shaifer
2014 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Autumn Chong, Chanelle Stigger, Nishan Pressley, Olivia Poon. Top (left to right): Joshua Bailey, Ricky Dixon, and Justin Shaifer (NOAA)

Autumn Chong

B.S. in Marine Biology and Conservation, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Biographic assessments to promote healthy oceans in Hawai'i, Southeast Florida, and U.S. Caribbean Islands

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Sizes of fish consumed by ice seals


Chanelle Stigger

B.S. in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Characterizing dust storms in the continental southwest

NOAA internship 2
Office: Aviation Weather Center, National Weather Service
Project: Investigation of high-resolution model of cloud ceiling and visibility


Joshua Bailey

B.S. in Computer Science, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Developing a web-based interface to evaluate downscaled Global Forecast System (GFS) products

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Mobile scientific data entry application development


Justin Shaifer

B.S. in Marine Environmental Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Using content analysis to explore communication of coastal resilience indicators

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Environmental factors affecting early life-stages of estuarine fishes


Nishan Pressley

B.S. in Wildlife Biology, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: A plankton and ecosystems status report for the U.S. large marine ecosystems

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Environmental health and toxicology in marine mammals


Olivia Poon

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Development of phenological climate indicators to support mitigation and adaptation decisions

NOAA internship 2
Office:  San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service
Project: Using the NERR system wide-monitoring program (swmp) dataset to understand factors that influence carbon stocks and fluxes in coastal marshes


Ricky Dixon

B.S. in Mathematics and Education, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: The impacts of seasonal flooding on the Mississippi delta and future adaptation management planning.

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Class of 2013

2013 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Kevin Brodie, Chante' Vines, Ahsin Shabbir, Tiffany Barber, Pedro Matos-Llavona. Back (left to right): Laurence Walsh, Jamila Tull, Derrick Jones, Symone Gyles, Kavin McCarty, Kelly Nunez.
2013 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Kevin Brodie, Chante' Vines, Ahsin Shabbir, Tiffany Barber, Pedro Matos-Llavona. Back (left to right): Laurence Walsh, Jamila Tull, Derrick Jones, Symone Gyles, Kavin McCarty, and Kelly Nunez. (NOAA)

Ahsin Shabbir

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, City University of New York, City College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON) Aquatrak system temperature analysis

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Hurricane research aircraft instrumentation


Chante' Vines

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Morgan State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: NOAA Mussel Watch program/Great Lakes petroleum hydrocarbons (PAH) assessment

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Evaluating commonly used reanalysis soil products


Derrick Jones

B.S. in Mathematics, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Interactive multi-sensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) version three snow depth cross

NOAA internship 2
Office: NWS Forecast Office Jackson
Project: Flood extent simulation project


Jamila Tull

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Occurrence of parasitic worms and disease in oysters and mussels of the U.S. coastal waters: Two decades of mussel watch monitoring

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service
Project: Video of sanctuary benthic invertebrates


Kelly Nunez

B.S. in Theoretical Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, National Weather Service
Project: Simulation of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) asymmetry in climate models

NOAA internship 2
Office: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: An extreme event in the eyewall of Hurricane Felix


Kevin Brodie

B.S. in Computer Science, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service
Project: Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: Geology interpreted from gravity data

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service Training Center, National Weather Service
Project: Distance learning developer


Kevin McCarty

B.S. in Marine Biology, Barry University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Restoring and sustaining habitat for fisheries, marine life, and coastal communities by evaluating data that are essential for selecting habitat focus areas

NOAA internship 2
Office: West Coast Regional Office, National Weather Service
Project: Application of habitat equivalency analysis for Section 7 mitigation to ESA-listed Salmon


Laurence Walsh

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service
Project: The 15-minute dilemma; the impact of sampling frequency on tidal datum estimations

NOAA internship 2
Office: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Pollock spatial distribution analysis and Aleutian Islands bottom trawl survey


Pedro Matos-Llavona

B.S. in Meteorology and Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service
Project: Analysis of climate change effects and exceedance probabilities of extreme precipitation events in Puerto Rico

NOAA internship 2
Office: The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, National Ocean Service
Project: West Florida shelf ocean observing program: Engaging students in instrument deployment, data collection, and analysis


Symone Gyles

B.S. in Marine Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, NOAA Fisheries
Project: An analysis of killer whale (Orinus orca) and Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) occurrence and distribution patterns near Monterey Bay, California, using multiple data sets

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Estimating reproductive output in cetaceans using aerial photographs


Tiffany Barber

B.S. in Marine Science, California State University, Monterey Bay

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Comprehensive review and analysis of mammal-eating killer whales (Orcinus orca) predation events (An update of Jefferson et al. 1990 review) and their role in shaping the marine ecosystem

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Ocean acidification research - modeling and statistics

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Class of 2012

2012 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Amber Mcrae, Sasan Dilbehbahani, Briana Jones, Ana Torres, Vernicia Winford, Shareena Cannonier, Brittany Carmon. Back (left to right): Yannick Williams, Camille Gaynus, Jessica Lozada, Alexanderia Lacy.
2012 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Amber Mcrae, Sasan Dilbehbahani, Briana Jones, Ana Torres, Vernicia Winford, Shareena Cannonier, Brittany Carmon. Back (left to right): Yannick Williams, Camille Gaynus, Jessica Lozada, and Alexanderia Lacy. (NOAA)

Alexandria Lacy

B.S. in Mathematics, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Optimizing satellite-based marine debris detection

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA Satellites
Project: Viirs nighttime lights


Amber Mcrae

B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Howard University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Improving historical tsunami data quality

NOAA internship 2
Office: The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service
Project: Development, test, and evaluation of NOAA's next generation sea level and ocean current measurement systems


Ana Torres

B.S. in Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Climatological assessment of meteorological parameters

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Severe storms warning strategies


Briana Jones

B.S. in Marine and Aquatic Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Taking the green sea turtle journey

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Indicators of stress in blue crab: Linking land use patterns to ecosystem health in the Chesapeake Bay


Brittany Carmon

B.S. in Marine Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Development of a life history database for NOAA Fisheries

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Characterization and trends analysis of fishing gear and other materials associated with the capture of entanglement of protected species in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Atlantic


Camille Gaynus

B.S. in Environmental Science, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Human interactions with oceans and coasts report

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Systematics Laboratory (Smithsonian Institution), NOAA Fisheries
Project: Exploring the processes controlling coral reef biodiversity in the coral triangle and how that biodiversity is impacted by anthropogenic stress


Jessica Lozada

B.S. in Biology, Tennessee State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Using a social media tool for harmful algal bloom (HAB) communications

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Bioactive compound isolation, purification and molecular structural characterization from marine micro-organisms involved in environmental and/or human health issues - Part 3


Sasan Dilbehbahani

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Ocean surface currents data visualization

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Climatic Data Center, NOAA Satellites
Project: A web-based near real-time monitoring system for ocean surface winds


Shareena Cannonier

B.S. in Chemistry, Lincoln University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Assessing the benefits of the U.S. hypoxia and harmful algal bloom programs

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Ocean acidification research – carbon chemistry for experiments


Vernicia Winford

B.S. in Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Life matrix of the leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Sea turtle stock identification


Yannick Williams

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Geodetic receiver differential code biases (DCB) estimation for ionospheric modeling

NOAA internship 2
Office: Space Weather Prediction Center, National Weather Service
Project: Automated identification of space weather events

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Class of 2011

2011 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Alexandra Ramos, Tasha Adams, Jasmine Richardson, Kandace Kea, Kendra Thompson, Kaila Stubbs. Back (left to right): Kevin Freeman, Jermaine Dory, John Bell, Stefan Boskovic, Nneamaka Ezekwe.
2011 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Alexandra Ramos, Tasha Adams, Jasmine Richardson, Kandace Kea, Kendra Thompson, Kaila Stubbs. Back (left to right): Kevin Freeman, Jermaine Dory, John Bell, Stefan Boskovic, and Nneamaka Ezekwe. (NOAA)

Alexandra Ramos

B.S. in Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service
Project: Correlating errors in hurricane forecasts to improve probabilistic storm surge (psurge)

NOAA internship 2
Office: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Climate and Atlantic hurricanes


Jasmine Richardson

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

NOAA internship 1
Office: Information Services Management Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Project: Desktop virtualization

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service
Project: Best practices for using pesticides and herbicides to limit negative impact on the Altamaha River Watershed


Jermaine Dory

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service
Project: Configuration and quality control for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers used by NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey to define the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS)

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Pathfinder sea surface temperature (SST) ocean climate data record


John Bell

B.S. in Computer Science, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NOAA Satellites
Project: Earth on the Go: A mobile website for data visualization

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Social media system - Part 1


Kaila Stubbs

B.S. in Environmental Science, Tuskegee University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management, National Ocean Service
Project: Ecosystem services of coastal and estuarine land conservation program properties


Kandace Kea

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Howard University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service
Project: Sensitivity of engineering design to uncertainties in NOAA Atlas 14 precipitation frequency estimates and related design storms

NOAA internship 2
Office: Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Project: Advancing the state-of-the-art in Great Lakes hydrological modeling for supporting regional water resources management


Kendra Thompson

B.S. in Computer Science, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Analyze, Forecast, and Support Office, National Weather Service
Project: Analysis of survey results by geographic sector and ZIP code

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service
Project: Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP) monitoring and data analysis internship


Kevin Freeman

B.S. in Computer Science, South Carolina State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NOAA Satellites
Project: National Ice Center computer-based training update

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service Training Center, National Weather Service
Project: Distance learning developer


Nneamaka Ezekwe

B.S. in Biology, Tougaloo College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Seafood Inspection, NOAA Fisheries
Project: A consumer comparison of various shrimp samples

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Analysis of derived products


Stefan Boskovic

B.S. in Atmospheric Science, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service
Project: Effects of potential climate change on precipitation frequency estimates in Oklahoma


Tasha Adams

B.S. in Optical Engineering, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Pathfinder sea surface temperature products (The hottest spot in the ocean)

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Improving the prediction of geomagnetic storms with WSA-Enlil

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Class of 2010

2010 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Symone Johnson, Molly Borsom, LaEsha Barnes, Zayani Sims, Cy'Anna Scott. Back (left to right): Martin Blow, Billy Hill III, Micheal Smith, Jerald Watley, Malcolm Blow.
2010 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Symone Johnson, Molly Borsom, LaEsha Barnes, Zayani Sims, Cy'Anna Scott. Back (left to right): Martin Blow, Billy Hill III, Micheal Smith, Jerald Watley, and Malcolm Blow. (NOAA)

Billy Ill Hill

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Evaluation of mammalian strategies among large social predators hunting large prey - a comparative study using well-studied social carnivores as examples


Cy'Anna Scott

B.S. in Marine and Aquatic Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Understanding the human dimensions of research and resource management in the Chesapeake Bay: A social, demographic, and economic profile

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Stable isotope ratios and trophic relationships in Alaskan marine waters


Jerald Watley

B.S. in Physics, Texas Southern University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: National fish habitat action plan: Coastal Caribbean assessment

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Remote sensing of atmospheric boundary-layer aerosols


LaEsha Barnes

B.S. in Computer Science, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Latitudinal scale corrections for spherical displays

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: The Weather Research and Forecasting (Wrf) model sensitivity testing


Malcolm Blow

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites and NOAA Research
Project: Employing autonomous technologies in Earth observations

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: NASA Global Hawk


Martin Blow

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Utilizing advanced technologies in oceanic and atmospheric observations

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Developing autonomous systems for Earth observations


Michael Smith

B.S. in Physics, Texas Southern University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Marine debris: Putting everything at risk

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Radiation safety


Molly Borsom

B.S. in Marine and Aquatic Science, Maui Community College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Marine debris: Trashing our ocean

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Hawai'i wetland monitoring project


Symone Johnson

B.S. in Marine and Aquatic Sciences, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Implementing the Endangered Species Act

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Investigation of the physiological consequences of infection by the dinoflagellate parasite (Hematodinium sp) in blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus)


Zayani Sims

B.S. in Environmental Science Studies, Spelman College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Assessment of contaminants in subsistence shellfish in Resurrection Bay, Alaska

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Comparison of epifaunal diversity from throw trap and other gear

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Class of 2009

2009 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): DeBie Dunn, Amber Smith, Angelica Betancourt-Negron, Lorielle Jackson, Rosimar Rios-Berrios. Back (left to right): Sarah Newton, Scott Wilsharo, Courtney Jones, Jamaris Moore, Patrina Bly.
2009 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): DeBie Dunn, Amber Smith, Angelica Betancourt-Negron, Lorielle Jackson, Rosimar Rios-Berrios. Back (left to right): Sarah Newton, Scott Wilsharo, Courtney Jones, Jamaris Moore, and Patrina Bly. (NOAA)

Amber Smith

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NOAA Satellites
Project:  Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) network enhancement to improve operations


Angelica Betancourt-Negron

B.S. in Physics, University of Puerto Rico

NOAA internship 1
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Global climatology of the stable planetary boundary layer (PBL)

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Experience Weather Forecast Office (WFO) operations/winter weather study


Courtney Jones

B.S. in Chemistry, Savannah State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in U.S. coastal water and Great Lakes

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Chemical contamination of tidal creek ecosystems in relation to coastal development


DeBie Dunn

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Comparing absolute salinities calculated with a silicate climatology versus observed silicate

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Seasonal patterns of fin whale song in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Western Atlantic


Jamaris Moore

B.S. in Mathematics, Mississippi Valley State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service
Project: Validation of current predictions from a numerical ocean model

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Analysis of Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) Center Weather Advisories (CWA) performance metric


Lorielle Jackson

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Determining the potential environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy development

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Effects of emerging contaminants on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncantus) cells


Patrina Bly

B.S. in Mathematics, Elizabeth City State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Application of G.I.S. and remote sensing in identifying contributions to polybrominated diphenyl ethers

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: G.I.S. inventory of fisheries data for the Southeast Fisheries Science Center


Rosimar Rios-Berrios

B.S. in Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Improving the skill of National Weather Service's Extratropical Total Water Level Forecast System

NOAA internship 2
Office: Hurricane Research Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Evaluating the skill of high resolution hurricane prediction model


Sarah Newton

B.S. in Physics, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Land-based sources of pollution

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Marine environmental metabolomics


Wilsharo Scott

B.S. in Computer Science, Fisk University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Research and Application, NOAA Satellites
Project: Validating satellite sea surface temperature measurements

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: G.I.S. enabled fisheries application development using java and struts

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Class of 2008

2008 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Aziza Marchant, Judith Sarkodee-Addo, Breanna Williams, Markeata Lee, Candace Rogers, Lizeidy Nieves-Vera, Samuel Ubanyionwu, Courtney McGeachy. Back (left to right): Kamau Mbalia, Jonathan Jeffries, Ronderio Hunt, Christopher Ware, Rogerick McGee, Amari Jones, Bobby Scott.
2008 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Aziza Marchant, Judith Sarkodee-Addo, Breanna Williams, Markeata Lee, Candace Rogers, Lizeidy Nieves-Vera, Samuel Ubanyionwu, Courtney McGeachy. Back (left to right): Kamau Mbalia, Jonathan Jeffries, Ronderio Hunt, Christopher Ware, Rogerick McGee, Amari Jones, and Bobby Scott.

Amari Jones

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service
Project: Investigation of flood simulation from dam failures using River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)


Aziza Marchant

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Savannah State University

NOAA internship 1
Project: Simulation of Snow-17 at SNOTEL in Sierra Nevada, CA

NOAA internship 2
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Establishing a relationship between aspirating and non-aspirating temperature sensors in support of U.S. Climate Reference Network (CRN)


Bobby Scott

B.S. in Chemistry, Texas Southern University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service
Project: Evaluation of PCB levels in the Hudson River


Breanna Williams

B.S. in Aviation Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center
Project: NextGen: The Orlando collaborative thunderstorm TRACON forecast

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, National Weather Service
Project: Observations in a consistent virtual database


Candace Rodgers

B.S. in Fisheries Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

NOAA internship 1
Office: The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, National Ocean Service
Project: Regional association harmful algal bloom efforts

NOAA internship 2
Office: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Abundance and distribution of fish eggs and larvae in the Bering Sea


Christopher Ware

B.S. in Physics, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Ocean of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service
Project: Verification of hydrologic ensemble forecasts within the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center

NOAA internship 2
Office: Earth System Research Laboratories, NOAA Research
Project: Development of a gas-chromatography apparatus to measure the thermal decomposition of peroxyacetic nitric anhydride (PAN)


Courtney McGeachy

B.S. in Biology, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Benthic analysis of Buck Island Reef National Monument: Coral vs. algae

NOAA internship 2
Office: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Taking back wetlands


Jonathan Jeffries

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Engineers in the NOAA fleet

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Marine environmental metabolomics: two case studies


Judith Sarkodee-Addo

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Sex ratio as a function of size in Crassostrea virginica


Kamau Mbalia

B.S. in Environmental Science, Central State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NOAA Satellites
Project: Critical infrastructure protection: Ensuring the availability of weather products

NOAA internship 2
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Environmental stressors on Saginaw Bay


Lizeidy Nieves-Vera

B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Summit to sea characterization of La Parguera, Puerto Rico: Describing land-based sources of pollution in a coral reef ecosystem

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Flood forecast mapping during a dam break event using HEC-GeoRAS and HEC-RAS


Markeata Lee

B.S. in Chemistry, Central State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Fleet operations management system/document control system development

NOAA internship 2
Office: Earth System Research Laboratories, NOAA Research


Rogerick Magee

B.S. in Biology, Alcorn State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Tropic guilds in Western Atlantic fish

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Otolith microchemistry of the family Cichlidae from the Rio Negro, Brazil


Ronderio Hunt

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Alcorn State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: The revised NOAA ships performance ratings

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Intermediate maintenance management program


Samuel Ubanyionwu

B.S. in Chemistry, Texas Southern University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Analysis of dust transport from Northern Africa using the HYSPLIT model

NOAA internship 2
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: An evaluation of atmospheric compounds


Sherrita Commey

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Chemical contamination assessment of the Hudson Raritan Estuary as a result of the attack on the World Trade Center: Analysis of trace elements

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Class of 2007

2007 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Cassidy Lum, Brittany White, William Mathis, Vanessa Malone, Ashley Rouser, Karl Grant. Middle (left to right) Zakiya Hoyett, Latoya Chandler, Aniesha Alford, Antonio Magdaleno. Back (left to right): Esual Phillips, Jamal West, Eric Bunting, Gregory Oliver, Kelvin Raiford.
2007 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Cassidy Lum, Brittany White, William Mathis, Vanessa Malone, Ashley Rouser, Karl Grant. Middle (left to right) Zakiya Hoyett, Latoya Chandler, Aniesha Alford, Antonio Magdaleno. Back (left to right): Esual Phillips, Jamal West, Eric Bunting, Gregory Oliver, and Kelvin Raiford. (NOAA)

Aniesha Alford

B.S. in Computer Science, Fayetteville State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Adding a ZIP code interface to a web service

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Incorporating real-time climate reference station data into the observing system monitoring center


Antonio Magdaleno

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bakersfield College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Translating numbers to performance

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Aircraft radiometer upgrade on the hurricane hunters


Ashley Rouser

B.S. in Biology and Mathematics, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Overnight field trip’s impact on students' interest in marine science and the National Ocean Science Bowls

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Trends in permit ownership in the NOAA Fisheries Northeast region, 1997-2007


Brittany White

B.S. in Marine Science, University of San Diego

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Two national projects to track habitat conservation success

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Tracking small-scale movement patterns of juvenile brown shrimp and white shrimp in marsh nursery habitats


Cassidy Lum

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Project: National Marine Sanctuaries in the media: Kids and effective communication for environmental education

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Protecting the Hawaiian monk seal


Eric Bunting

B.S. in Engineering and Mathematics, Bethune-Cookman College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Report's (TAMDAR) effects on the accuracy of the ceiling and visibility in Terminal Forecasts (TAFs)

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Ikhana project and designing a middle console for pilots


Eual Phillips

B.S. in Chemistry, Grambling State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Exploring the environmental impacts and in-flight photo-oxidation of balloons used in NOAA operations and activities


Gregory Oliver

B.S. in Marine Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Using G.I.S. for offshore aquaculture site selection off the California coast

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Growth of Pacific threadfin (Polydactylus sexfilis) on diets substituting stabilized salmon co-product meal for conventional fish meal and fish oil


Jamal West

B.S. in Meteorology, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Research pertaining to the economic value of weather information

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: An investigation into the possible degradation of G.P.S. dropsonde data in a super-cooled environment


Karl Grant

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Measurement of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), butylins, polychlorinated biphenyls in mussels collected in the mid-1940s


Kelvin Raiford

B.S. in Geography, North Carolina Central University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: A biogeographic assessment off North/Central California: A G.I.S. analysis of marine mammal sightings

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: The use of G.I.S. and remote sensing to support coastal management in Hawai'i


LaToya Chandler

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Linking fisheries observers programs around the world

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Goliath grouper population


Vanessa Malone

B.S. in Chemistry, University of the Virgin Islands

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Constraining ocean acidification in the Caribbean

NOAA internship 2
Office: Earth System Research Laboratories, NOAA Research
Project: The separation of gas components using gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and electron capture detection


William Mathis

B.S. in Physics, Grambling State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Developing computer programs to analyze satellite data for incorporation into data visualization


Zakiya Hoyett

B.S. in Chemistry, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: New energy and new relationships

NOAA internship 2
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: The ups and downs of ammonia: A study of ammonia flux in the eastern U.S.

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Class of 2006

2006 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Left to right: Kathy Sieber, Cyd Ruidiaz, Brittany Long, Yolanda Ramos-Colon, Christopher Luckett, Ciara Brown, Carlos Reyes-DeJongh, Vice-Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, LaToya Clay, Jessica Wise, Kristen Young, Zachary Whitfield, Takiwi Milton, Brandon Dennis, Gregory Woodall.
2006 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Left to right: Kathy Sieber, Cyd Ruidiaz, Brittany Long, Yolanda Ramos-Colon, Christopher Luckett, Ciara Brown, Carlos Reyes-DeJongh, Vice-Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, LaToya Clay, Jessica Wise, Kristen Young, Zachary Whitfield, Takiwi Milton, Brandon Dennis, and Gregory Woodall. (NOAA)

Brandon Dennis

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Goddard Space Flight Center, NOAA Satellites
Project:  Real-time telemetry

NOAA internship 2
Project:  Meteorological Operational satellite (MetOp) anomaly support


Brittany Long

B.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Using digital technology to collect data aboard NOAA Fisheries research cruises


Carlos Reyes-DeJongh

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Determining the calibration error of the GLOBE hand-held sun photometer and developing a better and more effective student data collection technique for expanded low-cost geographical aerosol satellite validation.

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Global Programs, NOAA Research
Project:  Aerosol optical depth: validation procedures involving satellites, ground-based and handheld sun photometers and describing sub-grid variability


Christopher Luckett

B.S. in Meteorology, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Storm events database modernization

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service
Project: Reanalysis of the 1945 Homestead hurricane


Ciara Brown

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Hampton University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Data collection and interpretation


Cyd Ruidiaz

B.S. in Geology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Inventory and gap analysis on monitoring at Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

NOAA internship 2
Office: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, National Ocean Service
Project: Geology of Kachemak Bay


Eric O'Rear

B.S. in Mathematics, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Developing the mean aerial precipitation for the Río Grande de Añasco and Río Culebrina basins of Puerto Rico in one-hour time steps


Gregory Woodall

B.S. in Physics, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Evaluating of the calibration and simulation of Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) in forecasting runoff for fast-responding basins

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Air quality data compression evaluation


Jessica Wise

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Manatees: A possible indicator species for human illness produced by brevetoxins

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Stable isotope analysis of Lutjanus otoliths and their relation to salinity levels in the Florida Bay


Kathy Sieber

B.S. in Marine Science, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Comparison of October 2000 and October 2004 United States imports of marine ornamental fish from the Pacific Islands and Australia

NOAA internship 2
Office: Fisheries Ecology Division, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Assessment of paternity in rockfish of the genus Sebastes


Kristen Young

B.S. in Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: User-friendly data delivery format


LaToya Clay

B.S. in Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Merging the National Weather Service change management processes with the Telecommunications Operating Center Remedy Change Management system


Takiwi Milton

B.S. in Mathematics, Paine College

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish ... 

NOAA internship 2
Office: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Spatial distribution of Atlantic herring


Yolanda Ramos-Colon

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Characterization of disease levels in Bonaire Island


Zachary Whitfield

B.S. in Physics and Chemistry, Tuskegee University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office
Project: NOAA Mussel Watch: Biennial report

NOAA internship 2
Office: Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: New detection method of sulfur hexafluoride and hydrogen gas

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Class of 2005

Ashley Heard

B.S. in Marine Science and Art, University of Hawai'i, Hilo

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Effects of sonar on marine mammals

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Apex predator investigation cooperative shark tagging program


Brandi Brehon

B.S. in Mathematics, Elizabeth City State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Analysis of statistical methods used in environmental science research


Branson Williams

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, National Ocean Service
Project: Estimation of relative abundance of economically and ecologically important juvenile bluefish and blue crabs in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Understanding localized movements and habitat associations of summer flounder in Chesapeake Bay using passive acoustic arrays


Courtney Jackson

B.S. in Computer Engineering, Bethune-Cookman College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: SAS development


Cre'Shannan Thompson

B.S. in Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service
Project: Data structures with java

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Building a file transfer protocol (FTP) monitor module


Jenelle Rogers

B.S. in Information Systems, Columbia Union College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: The value of printed outreach material as research tools


J'shuntme McCollough

B.S. in Engineering and Physics, Morgan State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service
Project: Verification of model forecasts

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Meteorological and oceanographic conditions on the coast of Fort Lauderdale


Justin Martin

B.S. in Computer Engineering, Columbia Union College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries
Project: Analysis through optics and IDL

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Underwater stereo imagery


Kiera-Nicole Lee

B.S. in Chemistry, South Carolina State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA Satellites
Project: The seasonal cycle of dissolved inorganic nutrients and oxygen in the surface waters in Hawai'i

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Monitoring chlorophyll-a in phytoplankton and biomass of zooplankton


Krizia Negron-Hernandez

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

NOAA internship 1
Office: Weather and Air Quality, NOAA Research
Project: Distribution of surface winds in hurricanes

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Accuracy of United States tropical cyclone landfall and intensity forecast in the Atlantic Basin (2004 - 2005)


Lauren Wyatt

B.S. in Marine Science, University of Miami

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, National Ocean Service
Project: Measuring the amount of nutrients, pesticides, and the growth and reproductive parameters of grass shrimp

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Probiotics place in aquaculture


Marcus Atkinson

B.S. in Mathematics, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Transcribing weather broadcast dictionary

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Relationships between extended range forecast skill and agreement/disagreement between two forecast models


Marcus Rountree

B.S. in Environmental Science, North Carolina Central University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Scientific Support, NOAA Research
Project: Examination of local impacts of atmospheric mercury emissions

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Leed recommendations for the Pope’s Peak air monitoring site


Markeitta Benjamin

B.S. in Meteorology, Jackson State University, Mississippi

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Center for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service
Project: Evaluation radar products from Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) simulations

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Characterization of hydrometeorlogical factors for the Tar River Basin of North Carolina


Marques Bivins

B.S. in Business Administration and Management, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Grants Office
Project: Reengineering grants closeout processes


Michael Hicks

B.S. in Mathematics, Paine College

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Howard University
Project: Numerical solutions of two-dimensional LaPlace's equation using finite elements

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) influence on the carbon cycle


Precious Lewis

B.S. in Biology, Tennessee State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service
Project: Clustering stations for precipitation frequency analysis for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

NOAA internship 2
Office:  Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory NOAA Fisheries
Project: The role of tropical cyclones in global and U.S. annual rainfall


Reginald Black

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, National Ocean Service
Project: Sonar scanning of oyster reefs and the effects of ghost crab pots

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: A different view of side scan sonar: Habitat characterization


Rejane Frederick

B.S. in Biochemical Research, Juaniata College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service
Project: Elevating the value and significance of maritime heritage resources in the states through the Coastal Zone Management Program

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Are changes in summertime aerosol properties at Barrow correlated with sea ice breakup?


Samuel Sturdivant

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, National Ocean Service
Project: Assessing and tracking resident male loggerheads (Caretta caretta) in and around Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary


Shelia Milton

B.S. in Mathematics, Paine College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Systems Development, NOAA Satellites
Project: Tie point analysis of GOES operational satellites and trend plotting of POES high resolution infrared radiation sounder (HIRS) instrument

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Saving the life of an astronaut: Bringing solar energetic particle predictions for ≥100 Mega electron voltage events into the forecast center


Sinclair White

B.S. in Mathematics, Albany State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Marine and Aviation Office
Project: Assessment of the National Marine and Aviation Office (NMAO) scientific computer senor suite

NOAA internship 2
Office: Marine Operations Center, NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: An assessment of the Data Collection System (DCS) satellite transmitters integrated with SCS


Soralis Pimental

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Meteorology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Global positioning system receiver and intersatellite communication radio frequency (RF) design

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service
Project: Evaluation of Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) X-band radars


Timothy Jones

B.S. in Optical Engineering, Norfolk State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA Satellites
Project: Modifications of alternative dissemination methods (ADM) system

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office for Satellite Applications and Research, NOAA Satellites
Project: Analysis of NOAA-18 High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder degradation rates


Toni-Ann Hylton

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Marine toxins in pharmaceuticals

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Purification and identification of bacterial siderophores


Tyronza Lee

B.S. in Biology, Jackson State University, Mississippi

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: How to determine the health of a marine mammal

NOAA internship 2
Office: Pacific Region Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Developing sperm whale photo identification catalogues for the Eastern North Pacific 


Tyronza Thompson

B.S. in Computer Science, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service
Project: Discovering the San Agustín using ArcGIS mapping

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Building a file transfer protocol (FTP) monitor module


Vincent Long

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service
Project: Upgrading tide stations

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Class of 2004

2004 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): 
Ricky Carreker, Pierre Xavier. Middle (left to right): Maria Richardson, Melissa Martinez, Georgette Holmes, Jonelle Baptiste, Sherry Bethea. Back (left to right): Justin Stopa, Kirk Butler, Ezzard Charles, Mathew Brown, Charles Doxley.
2004 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Ricky Carreker, Pierre Xavier. Middle (left to right): Maria Richardson, Melissa Martinez, Georgette Holmes, Joanelle Baptiste, Sherry Bethea. Back (left to right): Justin Stopa, Kirk Butler, Ezzard Charles, Matthew Brown, and Charles Doxley. (NOAA)

Charles Doxley

B.S. in Mathematics, Albany State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Data acquisition systems

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations


Donald Coulter

B.S. in Computer Science, Bethune-Cookman College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Daily Extensible Markup Language (XML) using National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Chief Financial Officer
Project: NOAA locator for wirelessly connected mobile device users


Ezzard Charles

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, South University, Baton Rouge

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: How the Virtual Private Network (VPN) was implemented to The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS)

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service
Project: Network Authentication and Authorization Service (NASS)


Georgette Holmes

B.S. in Meteorology, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: A preliminary evaluation of an Objective Dvorak Technique

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Development of an integrated data product for Hawai'i climate


Jonathan Bradford

B.S. in Computer Science, Bowie State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: The Chesapeake Bay Office and how they serve the Chesapeake Bay neighborhood

NOAA internship 2
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Image sharpening of remote sensed data


Joanelle Baptiste

B.S. in Mathematics, Elizabeth City State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: A comparison of continuation models for optimal transformation of gravimetric data

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service
Project: Analysis of Southern Louisiana subsidence model using geodetic control


Justin Stopa

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Hawai'i

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: Hawai'i synthetic aperture radar (SAR) demonstration and remotely sensed wind validation

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Evaluation of forecast wind quality in the Hawaiian Islands and its effect on wind wave model performance


Kirk Butler

B.S. in Biology, Morgan State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Estimation of relative abundance of important juvenile finfish in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay

NOAA internship 2
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Fibropapilloma viral infection in the Atlantic green sea turtle


Maria Richardson

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: The influence of feeding on serum chemistry of striped bass (Morone saxatilis)

NOAA internship 2
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Evaluating the sublethal effects of endocrine disruptors on early life stages of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)


Matthew Brown

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: The use of satellite technologies in the National Marine Sanctuary program

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations


Melissa Martinez

B.S. in Biology, University of New Mexico

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Spatiotemporal relationships between commercial vessels and marine mammals: Implications for noise impacts

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Population modeling: How well we can monitor marine mammal populations


Pierre Xavier

B.S. in Computer Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Analysis and interpolation of topographic and bathymetric light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data

NOAA internship 2
Office: Marine Physical Lab, Scripps Oceanographic Institute
Project: Controlling the power cycle of the fish aggregating device (FAD)


Rickey Carreker

B.S. in Computer Science, South Carolina State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: An introduction to Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP)

NOAA internship 2
Office: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resource Institute
Project: Conversion of measuring protocol from Pascal to C++


Shawn McCarroll

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Dissemination of weather observations using Extensible Markup Language (XML)

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Unified environmental observation XML schema development


Sherry Bethea

B.S. in Biology, Edward Waters College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Chesapeake Bay Office, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Restoration project in oyster hatchery

NOAA internship 2
Office: Galveston Laboratory, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Mortality and growth of neonatal loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta Caretta, held in captivity at the NOAA Fisheries Galveston Laboratory

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Class of 2003

2003 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): See Yang, Thomas Searles, Isha Renta, Chaka Johnson. Back(left to right): Marcus Chatman, RDML Lautenbacher, Terrence Waller, Adrian Land, Ayanah George, Jamese Simms, Durrell Jones.
2003 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): See Yang, Thomas Searles, Isha Renta, Chaka Johnson. Back(left to right): Marcus Chatman, RDML Lautenbacher, Terrence Waller, Adrian Land, Ayanah George, Jamese Sims, and Durrell Jones. (NOAA)

Ayanah George

B.S. in Engineering, Bethune-Cookman College

NOAA internship 1
Office: The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), National Ocean Service
Project: Support of the CO-OPS Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS) program that provides real-time oceanographic and meteorological information to support safe and efficient marine transportation

NOAA internship 2
Office: Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative, National Ocean Service
Project: Installing sensors to test reportable visibility


Adrian Land

B.S. in Biology, Alcorn State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Develop project on the acquisition of antibiotic resistance by Escherichia coli (E. coli)

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service
Project: Comparison of E.coli antibiotic resistance patterns from potential sources of fecal contamination in a South Carolina watershed


Chaka Johnson

B.S. in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Morehouse College

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Undersea Research Program, NOAA Research
Project: Removal of CO2 from undersea laboratories using selective membranes

NOAA internship 2
Office: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Research
Project: Improving the horizontal array segment (HAS) skid


Durrell Jones

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Fisheries
Project: Marine data collection

NOAA internship 2
Office: Wood's Hole Laboratory, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Consequences of spatial heterogeneity on fishery yield and population dynamics


Isha Renta

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: The thermodynamics of sea-ice

NOAA internship 2
Office: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: A flight through the summer: A study of wind analysis, landfall statistics, co-location of Airborne Expendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) and G.P.S sondes, and buoy database


Jamese Sims

B.S. in Meteorology, Jackson State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Weather Service
Project: Research on modifying a numerical model that locates the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic Ocean

NOAA internship 2
Office: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: The re-analysis of the 1926 Atlantic hurricane season


Marcus Chatman

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Morehouse College

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service

NOAA internship 2
Office: Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative, National Ocean Service
Project: High frequency radar surface current mapper


See Yang

B.S. in Geomatics, California State University, Monterey Bay

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Using advanced remote sensing technologies

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Tidal wetlands elevation monitoring at Elkhorn Slough Reserves


Terrence Waller

B.S. in Biology, Albany State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Pfiesteria and its impact on human and marine health

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service
Project: The toxic environmental effects of the production of okadaic acid from cultures of Prorocentrum lima isolated from Hilo, Hawai'i


Thomas Searles

B.S. in Physics, Morehouse College

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Undersea Research Program, NOAA Research
Project: Underwater communications between scuba divers and research vessels

NOAA internship 2
Office: Galveston Laboratory, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Ecological modeling of coral reef ecosystems using Ecopath with Ecoism

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Class of 2002

2002 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Martin Yapur, Nadine Philpotts, Scott Gudes, Alyssa Wilson, Kristin Gross, Maya Nunley. Back (left to right): Jacqueline Rousseau, NOAA visitor, Angel Washington, NOAA visitor, Brian Dolan, Eric Agnew.
2002 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Martin Yapur, Nadine Phillpotts, Scott Gudes, Alyssa Wilson, Kristin Gross, Maya Nunley. Back (left to right): Jacqueline Rousseau, NOAA visitor, Angel Washington, NOAA visitor, Brian Dolan, and Eric Agnew. (NOAA)

Alyssa Wilson

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Collected information on coral reefs, estuarine habitats, and coral reef restoration. Supported and assessed the programs and the educational activities of the inter-agency Coral Reef Task Force.


Angel Washington

B.S. in Biology, South Carolina State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Studied data on the loggerhead sea turtle and created a brochure for public information. In addition, a bibliographical database on tuna/dolphin research was created.


Brian Dolan

B.S. in Environmental Biology, Texas A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Project: Analyzed the performance evaluations of aircraft and ship operations and researched energy transportation as part of the Marine Transportation System with the Office of Coast Survey.


Eric Agnew

B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Research
Project: Analyzed data and literature to explore the hypothesis that the water cycle has been the stabilizing factor in earth's climate.


Kristin Gross

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Composed fact sheets and web pages for public use on National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) topics.


Martin Yapur

B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, City College of the City University of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Oceanic Research and Applications Division, NOAA Satellites
Project: Determined the average annual chlorophyll concentration of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario, utilizing computer applications and satellite imagery.


Maya Nunley

B.S. in Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA Research
Project: Tested the air quality in the parking decks of the NOAA Silver Spring campus and at poultry facilities to determine the amount of airborne ammonia.


Nadine Phillpotts

B.S. in Computer Science, Florida International University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service
Project: Created animation for National Digital Forecast Database Website

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Class of 2001

2001 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Erica Alston, Jorge Peche. Back (left to right): Evelenda Ford, Penny Mays, Alfonso Craig, Kristina Dawsey, Dawn Harris. Jonathan Smith.
2001 EPP/MSI undergraduate scholars. Front (left to right): Erica Alston, Jorge Peche. Back (left to right): Evelena Ford, Pennie Mays, Alfonso Craig, Kristina Dawsey, Dawn Harris, and Jonathan Smith. (NOAA)

Alphonso Craig

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M University

NOAA internship 1
Office: National Ocean Service
Project: Conditions of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA internship 2
Office: Rosenthiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Coral reef injury assessment methodology


Dawn Harris

B.S. in Architectural Engineering, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service
Project: Restructuring the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) requirements database

NOAA internship 2
Office: Facility Acquisition and Management Division, Office of Finance and Administration
Project: Developing a numbering grid for NOAA satellite operations facility


Erica Alston

B.S. in Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University

NOAA internship 1
Project: Stock assessment course

NOAA internship 2
Office: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Depth and latitude patterns of common West Coast fish as observed in bottom trawl surveys


Evalena Ford

B.S. in Biology, Morgan State University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Center for Marine Biotechnology
Project: Method to detect methyl farnesoate in blue crabs

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Aquarium in Baltimore
Project: Create and restore tidal wetlands throughout Chesapeake Bay


Jonathan Smith

B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science, North Carolina A&T University

NOAA internship 1
Office: Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service
Project: The impacts of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Arctic Oscillation on surface air temperature and its variability in the contiguous United States

NOAA internship 2
Office: Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service
Project: Synoptic climatology of major winter storms in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the U.S. by Arctic Oscillation phase


Jorge Peche

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, City College of New York

NOAA internship 1
Office: NOAA Satellites
Project: NESDIS CoastWatch Program

NOAA internship 2
Office: Office of Research and Application, NOAA Satellites
Project: Transferring data using the Iridium satellite communication link from the Marine Optical Buoy to the land-based computers in Hawai'i


Kristina Dawsey

B.S. in Chemistry, Houston-Tillotson College

NOAA internship 1
Office: Habitat Conservation Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Living in an oyster

NOAA internship 2
Office: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service
Project: Red drum: A biochemical survey


Pennie Mays

B.S. in Environmental Science, Florida A&M

NOAA internship 1
Office: General Counsel, National Ocean Service
Project: To discharge or not to discharge?

NOAA internship 2
Office: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Project: Develop environmental assessment guides for the Southeast Fisheries Science Center

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*Alumni that do not have two internships listed reflect incomplete data and does not mean that the alumnus did not complete two internships.