SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2001


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2001 Office of Fellowships' Minority Internship Awards competition. This list includes the names of the institutions in which they are currently enrolled, the title of the internship project to be undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their supervisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the internship was conducted.

This list is intended to demonstrate the kinds and variety of projects that receive support through the Office of Fellowships Minority Internship Program.

SPRING 2001

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Senior at Maryland Institute, College of Art. “Research, scanning photos for Smithsonian website,” under the supervision of Dane Penland at the Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services.

Armstrong, Tamieka Nicole, Junior at University of New England. “Conducting research on trophic relationships among planktonic protozoa,” under the supervision of Wayne Coats at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

King, Kimberly N., Junior at Howard University. “Assisting With the Preparation of the Annual African American History Month Conference and the African American Music Month Symposium,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Mills, Kelly L., Graduate Student at University of Texas, Austin. “Analyzing a Collection of Pottery from the Island of Nevis,” under the supervision of J. Daniel Rogers at the National Museum of Natural History.

Varnell, Kathleen F., Graduate Student at Howard University. “Assisting With Crate Design and Packing,” under the supervision of Robert D. Perantoni at the Office of Exhibits Central.

SUMMER 2001

Albarracin, Ignacio M., Senior at University of Texas. “Developing an Online Resource for Tracking Hispanic Family History and Revising Hispanic Archival Materials and Collections,” under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Cameron, Lindsey D., SO at Harvard University. “Researching I. I. Rabi's Molecular Beam Work at Columbia University 1933-37,” under the supervision of Paul Forman at the National Museum of American History.

Chavez, Katherine A., Junior at Brown University. “Planning and Preparing a Major Exhibit 'America on the Move' Opening in November 2003,” under the supervision of Steven Lubar at the National Museum of American History.

Chhaya, Priya P., FR at College of William and Mary. “Working on the Development of Virtual Exhibitions and Redesigning the Smithsonian Without Walls Website,” under the supervision of Matthew MacArthur at the National Museum of American History.

Coquillon, Naomi F., Junior at Harvard University. “Assisting with the Planning and Preparation of 'Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in American History and Memory' A National Conference at the Smithsonian in March, 2002,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

de la Vega, Caridad , Graduate Student at American University. “Researching Background Information, Documents, Maps, Photographs, and Other Pertinent Material for the Exhibit 'El Rio',” under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval and Cynthia Vidaurri at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Gbadegesin, Olubukola A., SO at Cornell University. “Assisting with the Development of Appropriate African Art Terminology for Indexing and Cataloging and Creating Original Bibliographical Records,” under the supervision of Janet Stanley at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Gonzales, Joseph M., Graduate Student at University of New Mexico. “Cataloging and Rehousing Collections in the Division of Cultural History,” under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Gray, Jody L., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. “Processing Older American Indian Newspapers and US Government Documents Related to American Indians (Ranging in Date from 1813-1965),” under the supervision of Margaret Dittemore at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Holmes, Kwame A., SO at Florida A&M University. “Assisting with Preparation of the Upcoming Annual African American History Month Conference Scheduled for February 2002,” under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Kane, Maria A., Sophmore at Howard University. “Assisting with the Preparation of an Upcoming Exhibit Entitled, 'Engineering, Exploration, and War: West Pointers and the Making of American, 1802-1918',” under the supervision of Margaret Vining at the National Museum of American History.

Kofi-Bruce, Kpoené P., Junior at University of East Anglia. “Assisting Project Director/Curator in Editing and Completing Components of the African Immigrant Project, Including Creating the Project Website,” under the supervision of Diana Baird N'Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Lal, Roshni D., Graduate Student at George Washington University. “Developing a Directory of Jazz Organizations in the United States,” under the supervision of John Edward Hasse at the National Museum of American History.

Morales, Melissa , Junior at Rutgers College. “Annotating Current Latino Recordings and Making Sections of the Smithsonian Folkways Website Accessible in Spanish,” under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Peterson-McCoy, Meghan A., Junior at Howard University. “Enhancing the Skeletal Inventory to Cover and to Indicate All Major Bones in a Collection of Over 32,000 Objects,” under the supervision of Steve Ousley at the National Museum of Natural History.

Sereke-Brhan, Heran , Graduate Student at Michigan State University. “Working on Research Related to Two Forthcoming Exhibits; One on North African Artists and Images the Second on Contemporary African Jewelry Fashions and Designers,” under the supervision of Elizabeth Harney at the National Museum of African Art.

Springle, Kimberly E., Junior at College of Charleston. “Reprocessing Selected Archival Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Archives,” under the supervision of Kathleen Williams at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Tafoya, Melissa L., Senior at Humboldt State University. “Monitoring Estrous Cycles and Hormone Treatments in the Clouded Leopard,” under the supervision of JoGayle Howard and Kathleen Pelican at the National Zoological Park.

Thomann, Emmanuel M., Graduate Student at University of Connecticut. “Assisting with the Preparation of an Upcoming Exhibit Entitled, 'Engineering, Exploration, and War: West Pointers and the Making of American, 1802-1918',” under the supervision of Margaret Vining at the National Museum of American History.

Threat, Charissa J., Graduate Student at University of Louisianna. “Arranging and Descriping the Newly Acquired Benny Carter Collection,” under the supervision of Scott Schwartz at the National Museum of American History.

Tschang, Jane S., Senior at Brown University. “Creating a Collection of Gallery Aides, Primarily in the Form of Contextual Photographs, for Docent Use,” under the supervision of Claire Orologas at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Vanterpool, Stephanie T., Junior at Temple University. “Devoloping Projects Involving Children's Workshops and Curricular Materials in Art Education,” under the supervision of Veronika Jenke at the National Museum of African Art.

FALL 2001

Peterson-McCoy, Meghan A., Junior at Howard University. “Assisting with the Preparation and Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from a Site Dating to the 1700s,” under the supervision of Douglas Owsley at the National Museum of Natural History.