SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY AWARDS PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2008


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2008 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.

INTERNS

SPRING 2008

Miller, Erika M., Senior at California State University, Dominguez Hills. ACM Ethnographic and Documentary Research Project, under the supervision of Anthony Angelo Gaultieri at the Anacostia Community Museum.

SUMMER 2008

Allen, Kawan J., Graduate Student at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Assisting with a variety of research, collections surveys, and exhibition developments projects in preparation for the re-opening of the museum, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Andrei, Amanda L., Sophmore at College of William and Mary. "Singgalot: Ties That Bind: One Hundred Years of Filipino Presence in America", under the supervision of Franklin S. Odo at the Asian Pacific American Program.

Blue, Leah K., Graduate Student at Howard University. Assisting with the Reference Staff at the Archives Center, NMAH, under the supervision of Deborra A. Richardson at the National Museum of American History.

Diaz, Eleana M., Junior at University of Texas, Austin. Música del Pueblo, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval and Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Gilbert, Nicole E., Graduate Student at Clemson University. Forest monitoring in temperate climates, under the supervision of Alfonso Alonso at the National Zoological Park.

Glass, Sarah E., Senior at Harvard University. 'Infinity of Nations' Supplementary Objects Research, under the supervision of Cécile R. Ganteaume at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Goldchain, Cristina A., Fresh at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Forams and Paleoceanography, under the supervision of Brian Huber at the National Museum of Natural History.

Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, Graduate Student at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Exhibition of the posters of DIVEDCO (Division of Community Education) from Puerto Rico, under the supervision of Marvette Pérez at the National Museum of American History.

Kwan, Deborah, Senior at Coe College. Assisting with the identification of issues of collecting within Asian American communities and help articulate an intellecutal framework for collecting, under the supervision of William H Yeingst at the Natural Museum of American History.

May, Brittany S., Sophmore at North Carolina State Univeristy. Assisting with implementation of a local community-mapping project on the religious institutions in southeast Washington DC, under the supervision of Portia James at the Anacostia Community Museum.

McGregor, Yvonne P., Graduate Student at Tufts University. Assisting with the planning and implementation of education and public programming including two Smithsonsian Art Nights, under the supervision of Nicole Shivers at the National Museum of African Art.

Metze III, Charles, Sophmore at Howard University. Working with the Smithsonian African American Association Web and Graphics Production, under the supervision of Omar Wynn at the National Museum of American History.

Molina, Irma, Junior at University of Texas, Austin. Chemical Analyses of Human Bone, under the supervision of Jeff Speakman at the Mueum Conservation Institute.

Orozco, Francisco, Graduate Student at University of Washington. Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Daniel E. Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Pelayo, Monica R., Senior at Brown University. Bracero Oral History Project, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Salgado, Emma Y., Fresh at University of Miami. The Weak Equivalence Principle, Cornerstone of General Relativity, under the supervision of Robert Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Smith ll, William S., Senior at Oakwood University. NASA Family Activites at the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, under the supervision of Jim Deutsch at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Thomas, Allison L., Sophmore at University of Notre Dame. The Ian Brinkworth Collection, under the supervision of Amy Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Trotz, Trudy F., Graduate Student at Howard University. Working with the Smithsonian African American Association Web and Graphics Production, under the supervision of Omar Wynn at the National Museum of American History.

Villarreal, David, Graduate Student at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Bracero History Project and Mexican Revolution, under the supervision of Magdalena Mieri at the National Museum of American History.

Fall 2008

Ahmed, Sanaa, Senior at Hunter College. Comparative anatomy of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cuneiforms in the human and great ape foot, under the supervision of Matt W. Tocheri at the National Museum of Natural History.

 

Visiting Students

Summer 2008

Rosas, Abigail, Graduate Student at University of Southern California. Families on the Move: Community Formation, Identity, Citizenship, and Opportunity in South Central Los Angeles, 1945-2007, under the supervision of Steve Velasquez at the National Museum of American History.

Ruiz, Stevie R., Graduate Student at University of California, San Diego. Race, Space, and Productions of Fear along the US-Mexican Frontier, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.