SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2005


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2005 Office of Fellowships' Minority Internship Awards competition. This list includes the names of the institutions in which they were enrolled, the title of the internship project undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their supervisor or advisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the internship or fellowship 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.

Internships provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes and offices.

Visiting Students pursue independently designed research projects in association with Smithsonian staff.

SPRING 2005

Araujo, Natalie G., Senior at Mount Holyoke College. Working on a Folkways Latino Music Recordings Project and the Festival Nuestra Musica Program, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Huynh, Annie , Senior at George Washington University. Researching and Documenting the Asian Pasific Islander American Collection, under the supervision of Alicia Cutler at the National Museum of American History.

Lopez-Swetland, Alejandra , Senior at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A Craniometric Study of Sundasciurus, A Southeast Asian Squirrel, under the supervision of Richard Thorington at the National Museum of Natural History.

Omata, Donna R., Graduate Student at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Pottery from Japan to Ecuador, under the supervision of Betty Meggers at the National Museum of Natural History.

Quintana, Ryan A., Graduate Student at University of Wisconsin. Working with Public History in the Program in African American Culture, under the supervision of Christopher Wilson at the National Museum of American History.

SUMMER 2005

Brown, Christopher K., Junior at Mercer University. Working on a Poetry Slam at the Renwick Gallery, under the supervision of Susan Nichols at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Campos, Mariita , Junior at Smith College. Educational Programing for 'Invention and Innovation' and 'Immigration', under the supervision of Richard Murray at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Campos, Sandra I., Junior at Texas A&M University. Creating a Latino History and Culture Teaching Collection, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Casinelli, Jessica Lara, Senior at Florida International University. Researching Information for the Exhibit 'Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits', under the supervision of Linda Thrift and Carolyn Carr at the National Portrait Gallery.

Duncan Evans, Cristina Elizabeth, Junior at Dartmouth College. Photo history Research and Editing for Book 'Finding Our Story in the History of the Nation', under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffin at the National Museum of American History.

Hoang, Susan , Senior at Pomona College. Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting, under the supervision of Joseph Chang at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Martinez, Andres N., Senior at University of California, Santa Cruz. Phylogenetic Analysis of the Endangered Buena Vista Lake Shrew, under the supervision of Jesus Maldonado and Robert Fleischer at the National Museum of Natural History.

McFarlane, Kimberly A., Junior at Florida State University. Creating Biodiversity Maps for Clarke County, Virgina, under the supervision of William McShea at the National Zoological Park.

Nguyen-Gia, An T., Junior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. OCIO Webcasting Initiative/SCEMS Education Media Development, under the supervision of Marc Bretzfelder at the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Perez, Mary T., Senior at Stanford University. Working on the Latino Music Recording Intiative: Tradiciones/Traditions and the Nuestra Musica project at the Folklife Festival, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Ramey, Kenya C., Junior at Virginia State University. Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education, under the supervision of Alonzo Smith at the National Museum of American History.

Robertson, Marla N., Graduate Student at University of Memphis. Inventory of African-American Materials in the Collections at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, under the supervision of Stephanie Smith and Jeff Place at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Rosete, Eileen S., Junior at University of California, Irvine. Smithsonian Institution Filipino American Centennial Commemoration, under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Ruiz, Stevie R., Graduate Student at San Diego State University. Conducting Research for the Bracero History, under the supervision of Peter Liebhold and L. Stephen Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Samuels, Fallon M., Senior at Columbia University. Cluss, the National Museum and the Beauty of Structure, under the supervision of Cynthia Field at the Architectural History and Historic Preservation Office.

Sattarnilasskorn, Cicie , Graduate Student at George Washington University. Research and Preperation for the 2nd Floor Galleries, under the supervision of Valerie Fletcher at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Ubeda, Edwin R., Graduate Student at Western Illinois University. Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

 

Visiting Student Summer 2005

Bruna, Sean P., Graduate Student, University of New Mexico. American Indian health in the U.S. Southwest, specifically El Paso, Texas, at the National Museum of American History with Rayna Green from June 6, 2005 through August 12, 2005.