Information for current WMF interns
CONGRATS on being accepted into the 2019 WMF Research Intern Program! Below you will find information about your internship and a list of your fellow 2019 interns.
Your responsibilities as a WMF student intern
- Respond to emails from your faculty mentor/graduate students etc. in a reasonable amount of time (within 24 hours). Make sure you have a good line of communication with your mentor/graduate student advisor/laboratory tech.
- Be respectful of your mentor, graduate students, and laboratory personnel they are offering up their valuable time to help you succeed in your research career.
- As a part of a research group, you should feel welcome to ask questions! Also, make sure to take lots of notes.
- Work on your research project with the end goal of presenting your findings at the annual WMF Research Symposium. Faculty mentors should be aware of this, but remind them that you should participate!
Upon selection into the program in December
- Complete the following Google Docs:
- (1) formally accepting the internship
- (2) providing personal information for NASA funding reporting purposes
Spring Semester Items
- Email your faculty mentor when you return from break to begin setting up a research schedule for the semester.
- The spring semester stipend ($575) will be deposited into your student account in late January. Note that both google docs (see above) must be completed to receive the stipend.
Fall Semester Items
- Complete this Google Doc re-confirming your participation in WMF for the fall semester.
- Talk with your advisor about participating in the WMF Research Symposium. We HIGHLY encourage all WMF students to do a poster presentation on their research project and present it in November of their fall semester.
- The fall semester stipend ($575) will be deposited into your student account in mid-September. The Google Doc reconfirming your participation must be completed to receive the fall semester stipend.
Potential Faculty Mentor Issues
If issues arise with your faculty mentor, such as those outlined below, please do not hesitate to contact the PA Space Grant office or the director of this program Dr. Erin DiMaggio (email@example.com).
Your advisor (or graduate student mentor) has not given you a research project in a reasonable amount of time
Your advisor is not responsive to emails or phone calls
You are being pressured to work more than 5 hours per week
You are asked to complete tasks that you are not comfortable with in the laboratory.
Potential Personal Issues
If personal issues arise and you need to discontinue your participation in the WMF research internship program please reach out to Dr. Erin DiMaggio at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work to find the best solution for your situation.
Current 2019 WMF Research Interns
|Jenna Johnson||Lu Bai||Eberly College of Science||The Bai Lab – gene regulation by chromatin structure|
|Alexis Miller||Allison Beese||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Investigating Material Properties Produced Through Additive Manufacturing of Metals|
|Greta Miller||Allison Beese||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Investigating Material Properties Produced Through Additive Manufacturing of Metals|
|Isaiah Gaines||Emily Bell||Eberly College of Science||Fueling Cancer Cell Migration and Metastasis|
|Patrick Brown||Terrence Bell||Agricultural Sciences||The Microbiome Manipulation Lab|
|Paarth Jain||David Boehr||Eberly College of Science||The Boehr Lab – Biophysical chemistry of enzymes|
|Maria Camila Gonzalez Tovar||Justin Brown||Engineering||Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering|
|Brianne Hargrove||Justin Brown||Engineering||Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering|
|Katie Byrd||John Carroll||Information Sciences and Technology||Center for Human-Computer Interaction|
|Rachael Owens||John Carroll||Information Sciences and Technology||Center for Human-Computer Interaction|
|Wayne Zhao||Long-Qing Chen||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Constructing a solid interfacial energy database and machine learning|
|Jasmine Morgan||Darrell Cockburn||Agricultural Sciences||The Cockburn Lab – human gut microbiome research|
|Ashley Merly||David Conroy||Health and Human Development||Motivation Laboratory|
|Grace Van Patter||Kenneth Davis||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Land-atmosphere Interactions and carbon cycle science|
|Zakaria Nur||Francesco Di Gioia||Agricultural Sciences||Vegetable Crop Science|
|Anicia Anderson||Michele Diaz||Liberal Arts||Language and Aging Lab|
|Catherine Kohlman||Roman DiBiase||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Geomorphology and Landscape Evolution|
|Elizabeth Powderly||Blair Evans||Health and Human Development||The Team Lab|
|Eden Elma||Miriam Freedman||Eberly College of Science||Characterization of Indoor Air Pollution Sources|
|Samantha Satterthwaite||Andris Freivalds||Engineering||Cumulative Trauma Disorders Research|
|Lauren Stern||Tanya Furman||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Geochemistry and Volcanology Lab|
|Elizabeth Dailey||Noel Giebink||Engineering||Applied Optoelectronics & Photonics Lab|
|Emily Buckingham||Enrique Gomez||Engineering||Optical Characterization of Conjugated Molecules and Advanced Processing for Conducting Polymers|
|Christine Midea||Robert Hickey||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Hickey Research Group – Polymerization-Induced Nanostructural Transitions|
|Yurik McCray||Sarah Ivory||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Paleoecology Lab|
|Anna Wickenheisser||Helen Kamens||Health and Human Development||Behavioral Neurogenetics Laboratory|
|Taran Rowles||Jason Kaye||Agricultural Sciences||Kaye Biogeochemistry Lab – Nutrient cycling and plant-microbe relationships in agroecosystems|
|Nailah Oliver||Sridhar Komarneni||Agricultural Sciences||Nanotechnology for environment|
|Anjali Sapre||Jasna Kovac||Agricultural Sciences||Using genomics to characterize foodborne pathogen virulence and antimicrobial resistance|
|Timothy Ulsh||Peter LaFemina||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Penn State Geodesy and Volcanology Lab|
|Gina Capece||Joshua Lambert||Agricultural Sciences||The Lambert Lab – Modulation of obesity, inflammation, and cancer by natural products|
|Lyndsey Carr||Jesse Lasky||Eberly College of Science||Evolutionary adaptation to changing environments|
|Jared Kines||Li Li||Engineering||Reactive Transport|
|Brooke Nartey||Scherezade Mama||Health and Human Development||Health Disparities and Physical Activity Research (HDPAR) Lab|
|Molly Ehrig||Tim Miyashiro||Eberly College of Science||Examining microbial diversity within an animal-microbe symbiosis|
|Katherine Fowler||Miguel Mostafa||Eberly College of Science||Experimental Particle Astrophysics|
|Isabella Ruud||Allen Phillips||Eberly College of Science||Enzymology and Regulation of Amino Acid Metabolism|
|Kady Dennis||Justin Pritchard||Engineering||Multi-Scale Analysis of Drug Resistance|
|Abigail Glynn||Joseph Reese||Eberly College of Science||Stress responses and gene regulation|
|Abigail Mauger||Melissa Rolls||Eberly College of Science||Subcellular Compartmentalization of Neurons|
|Claire Byrnes||Tim Ryan||Liberal Arts||Functional and Evolutionary Morphology Research (FEMR) Lab|
|Lucia Mitnik||Chaleece Sandberg||Health and Human Development||Adult Neuroplasticity Laboratory|
|McKenna Graham||Chaleece Sandberg||Health and Human Development||Adult Neuroplasticity Laboratory|
|Elyse Johnson||Katriona Shea||Eberly College of Science||The Shea Lab – Community ecology of disturbance|
|Harrison Weidner||Moriah Szpara||Eberly College of Science||The Szpara Lab – Viral comparative genomics|
|Antoinette Cotton||Claire Thomas||Eberly College of Science||Adventures in Genetics and Development|
|Luna Morales||Elizabeth Traut||Engineering||Open Data for Sustainable Transportation|
|Britney Ting||James Wang||Information Sciences and Technology||Multimedia Information Retrieval|
|Kemper Young||Qing Wang||Earth and Mineral Sciences||Electroactive Polymers for Electrical Energy Storage Applications|
|Kaitlyn Wassel||Shomir Wilson||Information Sciences and Technology||Human Language Technologies Lab|
|Ella Herrmann||Brad Wyble||Liberal Arts||Laboratory of Visual Attention and Memory|
|TaiRe Daniel||Xueyi Zhang||Engineering||Diffusion and Reaction Engineering with Advanced Materials (DREAM Team)|
|Kim Zhu||Siyang Zheng||Engineering||Micro & Nano Integrated Biosystem (MINIBio) Laboratory|
|Emma Poturalski||Andrew Zydney||Engineering||Bioprocessing, Protein Purification, Membrane Systems|