SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

MINORIY AWARDS PROGRAM

AWARDS LIST 2009


The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the 2009 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.

SPRING 2009

Fancher, Heidi Elizabeth, Graduate Student at Maryland Institute College of Art. The Eliot Elisofon Slide Digitization Project, under the supervision of Amy J. Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Lynn, Tara H., Senior at University of Maryland, College Park. Jellyfishes: From Species Discovery to Eveolutionary Hypothesis, under the supervision of Allen G. Collins at the National Museum of Natural History.

Redfield, Jynene, Senior at University of Hawaii. Curatorial Assistant in the department of Home and Community Life at the National Museum of American History, under the supervision of Fath Davis Ruffins at the National Museum of American History.

Tun, Saw Sandi, Graduate Student at University of London. Research and Database Management for Photographic and Bibliographic Collections, under the supervision of Troy Johnson and Paul Michael Taylor at the National Museum of Natural History.

SUMMER 2009

Aldaba, Adrian, Freshman at Harvard College. New Initiatives, under the supervision of Emily Key at the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Benintende, Emma M., Sophmore at Harvard University. The History of Disability in the United States, under the supervision of Katherine Ott at the National Museum of American History.

Chong, Steven, Graduate Student at San Jose State University. Floristic Changes in the Flora of the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa Mountains, under the supervision of Rusty Russell at the National Museum of Natural History.

Chuleewah, Toneh, Senior at Institute of American Indian Arts. Bicycle History - 19th century scrapbook of photographs, under the supervision of Roger White at the National Museum of American History.

Dodd, Martina A., Sophomore at Johns Hopkins University. Collection data and object/exhibition research, under the supervision of Bryna Freyer at the National Museum of African Art.

Fennell, Herman Wesley, Graduate Student at Howard University. Cryopreservation of Ovanian Tissue in the Domestic Cat, under the supervision of Pierre Comizzoli at the National Zoological Park.

Garzon, Maria M., Junior at Rowan University. The Weak Equivalend Principle, Cornerstone of General Relativity, under the supervision of Robert D. Reasenberg at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Henry, Dominic Jonathan, Graduate Student at University of Oklahoma. Collections Management, under the supervision of Linda Greatorex at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Jackson, Miles Winston, Junior at University of Michigan. Assist in research and planning of programs which will take place in FY2010, under the supervision of Christopher Wilson at the National Museum of American History.

Macon, Anna-Lisa F., Freshman at Brandeis University. Collection data and object/exhibition research, under the supervision of Karen Milbourne at the National Museum of African Art.

Martinez, Mary Frances, Junior at California State University of San Bernadino. Assist preparation of SJMO's June performance., under the supervision of Kennith Kimery at the National Museum of American History.

Navarrete, Jeanine, Junior at Wellesley College. Research on American Jazz, under the supervision of John Edward Hasse at the National Museum of American History.

Phillips, Anthony Andrew, Junior at Bates College. Community Mapping Project: Houses of Worship in SE Washington, under the supervision of Anthony Gualtieri at the Anacostia Community Musuem.

Quevedo, Cameron Gates, Junior at Claremont McKenna College. Las Americas: Un Mundo Musical / The Americas: A World of Music, under the supervision of Olivia Cadaval at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Stanback, Sade A., Sopomore at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Community Mapping Project: Houses of Worship in SE Wachington, under the supervision of Anthony Gualtieri at the Anacostia Community Musuem.

Sundaram, Allison Tara, Graduate Student at University of Leeds. Analyze and develop social media strategies for increased public engagement, under the supervision of Dana Allen-Greil at the National Museum of American History.

Thompson, Tamara Apryl, Graduate Student at New York University. The Will to Adorn: African Americans Identities and Aesthetics of Dress, under the supervision of Diana N'Diaye at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Walter, Aubrey Eiko, Senior at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Marilyn Houlberg slide collection, under the supervision of Amy Staples at the National Museum of African Art.

Fall 2009

Alfaro, Mary M., Senior at University of California Los Angeles. Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, under the supervision of Daniel Sheehy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Villasenor, Amelia, Graduate Student at Arizona State University. Taphonomy and Paleoecology of Plio_Pleistocene East African Bovidae, under the supervision of Kay Behrensmeyer at the National Museum of Natural History.

 

Visiting Student

Summer 2009

McLean, Elizabeth L., Graduate Student at University at Buffalo. Associations and Overgrowth of Octocorals by Sponges, under the supervision of Klaus Ruetzler and Stephen Cairns at the National Museum of Natural History.