SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2002


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2002 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 2002

Armstrong, Tamieka Nicole, Senior at University of New England.. "Processing of protozoa, identification and enumeration of microzooplankton," under the supervision of Wayne Coats at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Davis, Maya D., Senior at Howard University .. "Assisting in gathering information and networking for a proposed program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed.," under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

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.


SUMMER 2002

Coleman, Patrick J., Graduate Student at George Washington University.. "Researching, Developing Content and Evaluating Information for the National Museum of the American Indian's radio series, 'Living Voices'," under the supervision of Keevin Lewis at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Lewis, Tabitha, Graduate Student at Delaware State University. "Compilation of Materials for a Report on African-American Collections of Objects and Manuscripts and Historical Sites in the State of Maryland," under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Henry, Melissa A., Graduate Student at University of Maryland, College Park. "Assist with the Production of Video Interviews with Native Directors and Actors," under the supervision of Elizabeth Weatherford at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Fang, Changxin, Freshman at Smith College. "Assisting with the Publicity for the Smithsonian American Art Museum Intern Program including Creation of a New Brochure, and Updating Website," under the supervision of Judith Houston-Hollomon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Miao, Miao, Junior at Swarthmore College. "Assisting with Public Programming including Art Night Concerts," under the supervision of Teresia Bush at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Peay, Catherine L., Junior at Oglethorpe University. "Assisting with the Public Programming and Preparation for the Annual Martin Luther King Junior Commemoration Event, and the Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of Sweet Honey In The Rock," under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Osborne, Yvette M., Graduate Student at Bournemouth University. "Studying and Inventorying the Skeletal Collections including Bone Fragments," under the supervision of Steve Ousley and David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Jareunpoon, Jozlyn, Junior at Denison University. "Previewing Films, organizing a comprehensive list of film holdings, and assisting staff with the development of summer film programs," under the supervision of Edward Lifschitz at the National Museum of African Art.

Kirby, Ayeisha K., Graduate Student at Bournemouth University. "Studying and Inventorying the Skeletal Collections including Bone Fragments," under the supervision of Steve Ousley and David Hunt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Kendrick, Ebony L., Sophomore at Appalachian State University. "Cataloging Arab American collections, Photo Documentation and digitization, including updating the website," under the supervision of Stephen Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Springle, Kimberly E., Senior at College of Charleston. "Archiving, Planning and Locating Scholars and Performers for the. "Passages to Freedom" Event," under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Bounngaseng, Jenny N., Senior at McGill University. "Working with Public Programming for the Native Hawaiian Exhibit, including Arranging Speakers and Receptions, and Preparing Materials for Public Inquiries," under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Tafoya, Melissa L., Senior at Humboldt State University. "Working on Endocrine Samples for the North American Population of Captive Clouded leopards," under the supervision of Katey Pelican at the National Zoological Park.

Luqman, Alia N., Freshman at Columbia University. "Conducting Research for the Silk Road Program, the Bermuda Connections Educational Kit Project and the African Immigrant Folklife Archives," under the supervision of the Diana N'Diaye at Center for Folklife and Cultural History.

Brown, Cathy E., Freshman at Montgomery College. "Preparing and Organizing Materials for the Following Public Programs: Annual Martin Luther King Junior. Commemoration, Annual African American History Month Conference, and the Duke Ellington Youth Project," under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Loll, Ellen J., Sophomore at Immaculata College. "Researching Primary Source Documents of Latino Artists for Digitized to be included on the Latino Resources Web Page," under the supervision of Liza Kirwin at the Archives of American Art.

Santillan, Cassandra S., Senior at Baylor University. "Assisting with the Organizing of the Interpretation and Representation of Latino Culture Conference and Developing a Series of Public Programs for the Chicano Visions Exhibition," under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Strickland, Erika K., Sophomore at College of William and Mary. "Identification of Photos in the Addison Scurlock Collection, and Assisting in the Production of Video Documentation of the Black Experience in Montgomery County, MD," under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Chitkara, Mona, Graduate Student at George Washington University. "Assisting with the Program Development and Design for Intergenerational Programs for the 'OurStory' Series," under the supervision of Amy Bartow-Melia at the National Museum of American History.

Littles, Kathy, Graduate Student at University of California, Davis. "Developing Gallery and Children's Workshop, and Researching Children's Books for Use in the Let's Read Programs," under the supervision of Veronika Jenke at the National Museum of African Art.

Sunwoo, Irene, Graduate Student at Bard Graduate Center. "Updating the cataloguing of the Museum's collection of chairs," under the supervision of Deborah Shinn at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Berumen, Esther H., Senior at University of Idaho. "Arranging a Series of Enrichment Activities for the Internship Program at the National Museum of American History," under the supervision of Suzanne McLaughlin at the National Museum of American History.

Beaver, John M., Graduate Student at University of Illinois, Chicago. "Research and Study of Remains and Funerary Objects from the Etowah Mound Site," under the supervision of Dorothy Lippert at the National Museum of Natural History.

Demery, Nequella, Graduate Student at Louisiana State Univesity. "Working on and Assisting with the Archives for the Annual Martin Luther King Junior. Commemoration, and the Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of Sweet Honey In The Rock," under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Mayo, Georgette L., Senior at University of South Carolina. "Researching Provenance and Contextual History for Community Based Archival Materials," under the supervision of Portia James at the Anacostia Museum/Center for African American Hist & Culture.

Min, Sokhan, Sophomore at University of Maryland, College Park. "Researching Local South East Asian Communities, Organizations and Agencies," under the supervision of Gina Inocencio at the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.

Gardner, Kimberly C., Senior at University of Maryland, College Park. "Researching, Archiving, and Working with the Teams and Committees for Underground Railroad Project," under the supervision of Niani Kilkenny at the National Museum of American History.

Chiang, Grace C., Sophomore at University of California, Berkeley. "Arrangement and description of the Horace and Fletcher Henderson Jazz Collection," under the supervision of Scott Schwartz at the National Museum of American History.

David, Oana A., Junior at Boston University. "Translating Fox Tribal Texts using Scholarly Practices and Indexing of Photographic Collection and Selection for Publication," under the supervision of Ives Goddard at the National Museum of Natural History.

Morales, Melissa, Senior at Rutgers University. "Researching American Jazz history," under the supervision of John Hasse at the National Museum of American History.

Cooley, Cameron A., Senior at Middle Tennessee State University. "Sequencing Ribosomal and Chloroplast Gene Spacers from a Small Clade of Flowering Plants," under the supervision of Liz Zimmer at the National Museum of Natural History.

McDavis-Conway, Anya R., Senior at University of Delaware. "Assisting in the Conservation of Ethnographic Art including: Environmental Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance," under the supervision of Steve Mellor at the National Museum of African Art.

Chhaya, Priya P., Sophomore at College of William and Mary. "Assisting with the Development of Public Programming for the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Committee and Working with the National Museum of American History Database for it's Asian Pacific American collections," under the supervision of Cedric Yeh at the National Museum of American History.

Gancedo, Manuel A., Graduate Student at George Washington University. "Assisting with the Design for the 'America on the Move and Global Connections' exhibit," under the supervision of Ann Rossilli at the National Museum of American History.


FALL 2002

Sachedina, Amal, Graduate Student at London School of Economics and Political Science. "Doing research using collections for publication of catalogue of Arab, Persian, and Turkish arts," under the supervision of Massumeh Farhad at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Graduate Student at Maryland Institute College of Art. "Updating of the OIPS new FTP Web site," under the supervision of Dane Penland at the Office of Imaging, Printing, and Photographic Services.