NURP Interns featured in the Washington
Post (entered 08/08/03)
NURP is proud to announce that its summer interns were
highlighted in a Washington Post Article on August 7, 2003 entitled
"Minorities Exploring Science at NOAA: Internships Promote
Careers in Research." See the web link below to view the article.
This summer NURP mentored two minority students as part
of the Educational Partnership Program for Minority Serving Institutions
(EPP/MSI). Both students are undergraduates at Morehouse College
in Atlanta, Georgia and were supervised by Mr. Gene Smith. For their
six-week projects, the two interns focused on topics that are of
keen interest to NURP.
Thomas Searle, a senior majoring in math and physics,
for his project reviewed the technologies used in underwater communications,
both diver to diver and diver to surface support ship, to determine
the pros/cons of these technologies.
Chaka Johnson, a senior majoring in math and mechanical
engineering, for his project reviewed the available methods for
removing carbon dioxide from NOAA's Aquarius.
Both Thomas and Chaka became so interested in underwater
technology that they were scuba certified during their internship
HERE for more information.
Name: Gene Smith