SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY AWARDS PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2007


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2007 Office of Fellowships' Minority 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 Awards 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.

SUMMER 2007

Braly-James, Alexis M., Junior at Portland State University. African American Program Development for Museum Reopening, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Ceballos, Danielle A., Junior at University of Colorado, Boulder. Collections Management in the Division of Home and Community Life, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Favela, Jacob Isreal, Graduate Student at University of Arizona. Study of Pigments on Ancient Iranian Ceramics Using Scientific Methods, under the supervision of Blythe McCarthy at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Guillen-Marty, Lalisse, Junior at University of Puerto Rico. DNA Barcoding & IT and Data Management, under the supervision of Lee Weigt and Amy Driskell at the National Museum of Natural History.

Hau, Jennifer T., Senior at Washington and Lee University. Anoxic Experimental Treatment Research, under the supervision of Mary Ballard at the Museum Conservation Institute.

Heilman, Amy M., Sophomore at University of Virginia. Foraging Ecology of Bottlenose Dolphins and Collection Management of a Large Zoological Research Collection, under the supervision of Charles Potter and Kristi West, Olav Oftedal at the National Museum of Natural History.

Hernandez, Alexandro D., Graduate Student at University of California, Los Angeles. Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Hunt-Walker, Nicholas M., Junior at City University of New York. "Explore the Universe" Museum Outreach, under the supervision of David DeVorkin at the National Air and Space Museum.

Johnson Stoever, Samuel, Sophomore at Lehigh University. Precision Motion System Project, under the supervision of Robert Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Kendrick, Ebony L., Graduate Student at Ohio State University. Photographic Research and Exhibition Techniques for "Forget Me Not: African American Women in the Landscape", under the supervision of Laurie Trippett at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Khan, Samia, Sophomore at Emory University. The Cataloging and Scanning of Aviation Artwork, under the supervision of Dik Daso at the National Air and Space Museum.

Kim, Allen K., Junior at Tulane University. Virtual Exhibition of the CIGNA Firefighting Collection, under the supervision of William Yeingst at the National Museum of American History.

Martinez, Jaclyn E., Junior at Brown University. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Bonnie Lilienfeld at the National Museum of American History.

Merrill, Luisa F., Sophomore at Universidad Iberoamericana. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Ng, Samuel G., Sophomore at Yale University. Virtual Exhibition of the CIGNA Firefighting Collection, under the supervision of William Yeingst at the National Museum of American History.

Oda, Barron T., Senior at University of Hawaii. Assisting with NMAH Summer Internship Program, under the supervision of Suzanne McLaughlin at the National Museum of American History.

Rodriguez, Daniel J., Junior at University of Maryland, College Park. Working with the Students and the Core Programs, under the supervision of Joanne Flores at the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Serchan, Sumana, Junior at University of Vermont. Ecology of Animals in Eastern Forests, under the supervision of Bill McShea at the National Zoological Park.

Tanigawa, Kathryn Y., Junior at University of Victoria. Unearthing Silenced Narratives: The Contributions of Japanese American literatures and narratives to the North American literary cannon, under the supervision of Franklin Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Turner, Manisha L., Senior at Norfolk State University. The Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Paintings and Canvas and "Oddy" Coin Holder Testing, under the supervision of Jeff Speakman and Marion Mecklenburg at the Museum Conservation Institute.

Yates, Joseph P., Senior at Bowdoin College. African American Program Development for Museum Reopening, under the supervision of Christopher Wilson at the National Museum of American History.

Fall 2007

Zarate, Christina M., Senior at University of Texas, Austin. Creating a Teaching Collection, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Visiting Student Summer 2007

Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graduate Student at California State University. Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Ostracod Family Cypridinidae, and the Evolution of Bioluminescence, under the supervision of Harilaos Lessios at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Iizuka, Fumie, Graduate Student at University of Arizona. How and Why Did People Begin to Make Pottery? A Functional and Social Study of the Monagrilo Ceramic Tradition from Central Panama (4800-3200 BP), under the supervision of Richard Cooke at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.