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 Summer 2013 Emphasis in Computational Science Internships 

  • Saif AliMohamed (Biology) - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Philip Coffey (Biology) - Translational Genomics Research Institute in Arizona
  • Missy Gaddy (Mathematics, Computer Science) - Michelin Corp.
  • Jonathan Gallimore (Computer Science) - University of Washington
  • Jamie Hames (Physics) - NASA Palmetto Research Academy at College of Charleston
  • Kat Light (Chemistry, German) - REU in genetics at UGA
  • Lamont McPhearson (Computer Science, Mathematics) - REU at Clemson University
  • Nico Limogiannis (Biology, Computer Science) - Bioinformatics cancer research at Spartanburg Regional Hospital
  • Tyler Nelson (Biology) - REU at Amherst College
  • Caroline Odell (Computer Science, Mathematics) - REU at UNC Charlotte
  • Carol Sadek (Computer Science, Mathematics) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Tyler Slonecki (Biology, Mathematics) - NASA Palmetto Research Academy at Medical University of South Carolina, research in bone density
  • Ashleigh van Metre (Biology, Spanish) - Epidemiology modeling in EPIcx lab at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Justin Whitaker (Mathematics, Physics) - REU in Atmospheric Science internship at Texas A&M
  • Alissa Williams (Computer Science, Biology) - Cold Springs Harbor

Summer ECS 2012 Internships 

  • Laura Arthur (Biology) - Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical Engineering Department
  • Kelly Blake (Mathematics, Environmental Studies) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory SULI program
  • Missy Gaddy (Computer Science, Mathematics) - Goddard Space Flight NASA Academy - lunar data analysis
  • Katie Gaster (Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory RAMS program
  • Sharon Guffy (Biology, Chemistry) - St. Jude Children Research Hospital
  • Jonathan Hanson (Mathematics, Physics, Spanish) - Juiz de Fora University, Brazil
  • John Jackson (Computer Science) - Milliken Corporation
  • Evelyn Maris (Chemistry, Mathematics) - Pacific Northwest Laboratory
  • Mariya Mohammed (Biology) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory RAMS program
  • Mayfield Reynolds (Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics) - Computational Science Internship with Drs. Angela and George Shiflet
  • Greg Valaninis (Computer Science, pre-dental) - University of Washington
  • Brittany Walker (Chemistry) - National McNair Scholars Program at Winthrop University
  • Allisa Williams (Chemistry, Computer Science) - Harvard Medical School
  • Colin Gelbaugh (Biology) - Researching diseases in various species of tadpoles at Dickinson College
Summer ECS 2011 Internships
  • Kelly Blake (Mathematics, Environmental Studies) - REU at NC State 
  • Stephen Bryant (Mathematics, Physics) - REU at University of Houston 
  • Missy Gaddy (Computer Science, Mathematics) - Technical writer at Vigilix
  • Sharon Guffy (Biology, Chemistry) - SC Space Grant Palmetto Academy at MUSC
  • Benjamin Holt (Chemistry) - Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University
  • James Mills (Biology) - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • David Moore (German, Mathematics, Physics) - Universität Mainz Nuclear Chemistry Department
  • Patrick Harbour ( Biology) - Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Regis Rutarindwa (Mathematics, Physics) - REU at Marquette University
  • Whitney Sanders (Computer Science, Mathematics) - Blue Waters
  • Andrew Strausburger (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics) - SC Space Grant Palmetto Academy
  • Brittany Walker (Chemistry) - National McNair Scholars Program at Winthrop University

Summer 2010 ECS Internships 

  • Zach Beaver (Biology) - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Stephen Bryant (Physics) - Federal University of Juiz de For a in Brazil
  • Corey Gelbaugh (Mathematics) - Statistical research with a mathematician in Pennsylvania
  • Sharon Guffy (Biology & Chemistry) - SC Space Grant's Palmetto Academy at MUSC
  • Patrick Harbour (Biology) - Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Alex Lash (Physics) - SC Space Grant's Palmetto Academy at Clemson
  • Stuart McDaniel (Biology) - REU at Humbolt State University
  • David Moore (Mathematics & Chemistry) - DOE's Pacific Northwest Laboratory
  • Tahir Motiwala (Biology & Computer Science Papadopoulos Scholar) - Research with Dr. Anne Catlla
  • Whitney Sanders (Computer Science & Mathematics) - Community of Scholars working with Dr. Natalie Spivey
  • Andrew Strasburger (Computer Science, Mathematics, & Chemistry) - SC Space Grant's Palmetto Academy at MUSC
  • Darby Smith (Mathematics & Physics) - Federal University of Juiz de For a in Brazil
  • Allison Tolbert (Mathematics & Chemistry) - REU at Marshall U.
  • Beth Tyrie (Biology) - Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory
  • Sean Watford (Biology) - Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mitch Worley (Mathematics & Chemistry, Papadopoulos Scholar) - U. of Bath in England

Summer 2009 ECS Internships 

  • Mitch Allen (Physics) General Electric
  • Manan Gupta (Computer Science and Chemistry) research with Chris Wulf and directed by Dr. Anne Catlla
  • Tahir Motiwala (Computer Science, Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
  • Yakov Rubinchik (Biology) NASA Ames
  • Bailey S. Young (Chemistry), Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Summer 2008 ECS Internships 

  • Trey Bingham (Biology) - "Identification of the Origins of Ligand-Gated Ion Channels Using Global Ocean Survey Data," the NASA Ames Research Center in California.
  • Manan Gupta (Chemistry and Computer Science, Papadopoulos Scholar) - "Analysis of Protein Alignments between Genomes," the Institute for Systems Biology in seattle, Washington.
  • Robert Harris (Chemistry and mathematics) - "The Potential Energy Surface of a Polyatomic Ion and Tetrafluoromethan," Junior Summer Abroad Program inernship at the University of Vienna Austra.
  • Jonathan Hufford (Biology , Papadopoulos Scholar) - "Secure Data Dissemination," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.
  • Kristin Kounts (Chemistry, Papadopoulos Scholar) - "Protein Sequence Coverage: Visualizing Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data with SVG," Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • Stephen Strickland (Physics and mathematics) - "Lifetime of Hydrogen and Deuterium Vibrational Modes in Perovskite Crystals and Magneto - Optical Imaging of Superconductors," REU at College of William and Mary.
  • Mitch Worley (Mathematics and Chemistry) - "A Role for Phytosphingosine- 1-Phosphate in Oxidative Metabolism, Revealed by an Integromic Approach," the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

Summer 2007 ECS Internships 

  • Stephen Strickland, a double major in chemistry and mathematics with the
    ECS, has an internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Summer 2006 ECS Internships 

  • Elom Abalo, a double major in physics and mathematics with the ECS, completed a Fullerton Foundation Community of Scholars internship under the direction of Dr. Joe Sloan at Wofford.  He presented his work, “An Extensible Framework for the Mathematical Manipulation of Music,” at Wofford, the SE Consortium for Computing in Colleges (CCSC), and the SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Conference in California.  At SE CCSC, Elom was a finalist in the Student Research Competition.
  • Krupa Desai, a double major in biology and Spanish with the ECS, performed research at Wadsworth Center: NYS Department of Health in Albany, NY at the HHMI with Dr. Joachim Frank.  She presented her work, "The Structure and Dynamics of the Ribosome Studied by Cryo-EM and Computer Image Processing: 'Molecular Mechanism of Translocation',” at Wofford and the SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Conference in California.
  • Jessica McGarity, a biology major earning the ECS, had a researched-based internship in the area of functional proteomics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  The work included functional annotation of hypothetical proteins, identification of novel protein complexes, and construction of metabolic pathways.  She presented a talk, "Pathway Modeling of Shewanella Denitrificans OS217," on her research at Wofford and the SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Conference in California.  Moreover, she represented Oak Ridge National Laboratory's undergraduate research program, RAMS (Research Alliance in Mathematics and Science), at the Supercomputing 2007 Conference.

Summer 2005 ECS Internships 

  • Katie Langley, a biology major earning the ECS, had an internship with Dr. Austin L. Hughes, Director of the Institute for Biological Research and Technology at the University of South Carolina. Katie helped with Dr. Huges' NIH funded research by writing a number of programs that helped study the evolution of bacterial genomes. Katie presented at Wofford and plans to present at a conference. 
  • Liz O'Quinn, a biology major who has completed all the course work for the ECS, had an internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Research Alliance in Math and Science (RAMS) Program. She presented a talk and poster on "A Computational Model for Analyzing the Biochemical Pathways of Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) 2 & 9 in Collagen Type IV Proteolysis" at Wofford and at SASPLAS ’05 at East Tennessee State University. ORNL has also invited her to present a poster on her work and to represent the RAMS program at the Supercomputing Conference of 2005, in Seattle. Click here to view her website at ORNL.
  • Lena Sandifer, a biology major who has completed all the course work for the ECS, had a summer internship with Dr. Andrew McCulloch, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego. She worked with Sarah Healy to develop multiscale computational models of cardiac electrical activity and validating them with experimental data. Lena presented at Wofford.
  • Michael Bennett, a chemistry major pursuing the ECS, had an internship with a computational chemist, Dr. Steve Stuart at Clemson University. Dr. Stuart wrote in an email, "We develop algorithms, parallel codes, and computational models, in addition to doing the simulations themselves. Consequently, it's hard to find chemistry students interested enough in programming to help work on the codes, and also hard to find computer science students with enough science background to know what the codes are doing. Michael sounds like an excellent hybrid." Michael will present a poster and talk on his work, "Structure in Amorphous Carbon: Ring Size Distributions and New Counting Algorithms," at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeast Conference, where he was a finalist in the student research competition.

Summer 2004 ECS Internships 

  • David Harmon, a computer science and math major,  had a NASA/JPL 2004 Space Grant Internship at the  Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California supporting flight operations on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Project. David made a presentation on "Software Development for Mars Rover Operations" at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Conference.
  • Paul Wojoski, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, was in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Bioinformatics & Bioengineering Summer Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He did research on an in silico model of theTrypanosoma cruzi  parasite.  He was a finalist in the student research competition at the Southeastern Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Conference.  He also presented "Developing an In Silico Simulation of Parasite Dynamics with Trypanosoma cruzi as a Model BBSI" at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Conference.
  • Philip Ladd, a physics major, worked with the MISTE group (MIcrogravity Scaling Theory Experiment) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which is investigating the behavior of Helium-3 around the critical point. 
  • Trey Wall, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, worked at the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood, SC and helped create a program called SHAMROC. This program will be freely available to clinicians and counselors to help them diagnose the causation of mental retardation in patients.

Summer 2003 ECS Internships 

  • Talisha Haywood, a physics major with an emphasis in computational science, returned to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ONL), the Research Alliance for Minorities (RAM) Program, for a second internship involving computational physics.

Summer 2002 ECS Internships 

  • Wesley Benson, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, had an REU at The Scripps Research Institutein La Jolla, CA. His mentor is Dr. Arthur J. Olson, who directs The Molecular Graphics Laboratory.
  • Talisha Haywood, a physics major with an emphasis in computational science, had an internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ONL) through the Research Alliance for Minorities (RAM) Program. Her research involved development of boundary integral algorithms for evaluating gradients near the surface. Her mentor is Dr. Len Gray.
  • Amanda Nave, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, followed her last summer's internship at the Greenwood Genetic Center with one at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.
  • Craig Selander, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, did research at the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood, South Carolina, with genetic epidemiologist Dr. Julianne Collins. 

Summer 2001 ECS Internships 

  • Kim McDonald, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, interned at The Shodor Education Foundation Inc. in Durham, North Carolina. She had a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position doing environmental modeling. She presented a talk on "Computational Atmospheric Science" at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Conference and the Mid-SE ACM Conference.
  • Amanda Nave, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, interned at the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood, South Carolina, doing research in genetic epidemiology with Dr. Julianne Collins. The research included projects involving mental retardation, kidney disease, a nutritional survey of Honduran women, and new methods to detect genes or risk factors involved in autism. She made a presentation on "Linking Computer Science and Genetics" at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Conference and the Mid-SE ACM Conference.
  • Steven Robinson, a psychology major, was granted an interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on human-technology interactions position at the University of Oklahoma’s Human-Technology Interaction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
    He presented "Data Base Applications" presented at Mid-SE ACM Conference.  Congratulations Steven for placing Third 3rd in the undergraduate division!
  • Richard Webb, a biology major with an emphasis in computational science, interned at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he worked on an HIV project with Dr. Alan Perelson, Laboratory Fellow and head of Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group. Richard gave a talk on " Computational Science Internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory" at the Mid-SE ACM Conference.

Summer 2000 ECS Internships 

  • Black Derrick, a biology major, interned at the National Blood Data Resource Center, NBDRC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Association of Blood Banks. Under the supervision of Dr. James Greer, a statistician, he worked on projects that involved the organization, analysis, and visualization of blood data from blood centers and hospitals from across the United States. Several computer programs, such as Microsoft Excel 97, MapInfo, and SPSS, were employed for analysis.