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2004 Akamai Maui Intern Profiles

Sunny Cabello
Joseph Curamen
Delmar Domino
Mark Elies
Melina Kari
Nathan Kimura
Joshua Martin
Jeremy Steel
Jennifer Tom

Sunny Cabello, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Maui High Performance Computing Center
Project: 3-dimensional Modeling and Simulation of Mesoscale Atmospheric Circulation IN VIS5D
Advisor: Marie Greene

Sunny Cabello was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She completed her Akamai Internship in 2004 at the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC). After completing her A.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology at Maui Community College, she accepted a position with MHPCC as a computer operator. (Top)

Joseph Jeffrey Curamen, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Keck Observatories
Project: The Analysis and Preventive Maintenance Procedures of the Motor for the Adaptive Optics System
Advisors: Jason Chin and Sarah Anderson

Joseph Jeffrey Curamen came to the Akamai program while he was a student at Maui Community College, pursuing an A.S. degree from the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program. He was an Akamai intern for two summers.  His first summer he traveled to W.M. Keck Observatory, and the second year and he worked with Mark Hoffman along with a CfAO graduate student, Mark Ammons, to develop an AO demonstrator for Maui Community College.  After receiving his A.S. degree he accepted a position at Gemini Observatory on the island of Hawaii where he currently works as a full time telescope technician.  Joseph plans to transfer to the University of Illinois in the future and pursue a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. (Top)

Delmar Domino, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Oceanit
Project: Water Level Measurements Using a Laser and a Photodiode
Advisors: Maile Giffin, Dan O’Connell, Ed Walker, Allister Knox and Brandon Boshikon

Delmar Domino is a graduate of Baldwin High School on Maui.  He was an Akamai intern in 2004 where he completed a project at Oceanit. He completed his A.S. degree in Electronics Engineering at Maui Community College later that year. Currently, Delmar is working at Progressive Communications.  He is also in the Air National Guard and has a job in the communications field. (Top)

Mark Elies, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Akimeka
Project: Configuration Management Study
Advisor: Scott Oshita

Mark Elies was an Akamai intern for two summers.  In 2003 he worked with the Maui High Performance Computing Center and then returned to the Akamai program for a second year and worked at Akimeka.  He received an A.S. degree from the Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology program last year and is currently working as a MALT intern, on an image data base for the web.  Mark plans to continue on to a university to get a degree in Computer Science or Engineering. (Top)

Melina Kari, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Oceanit
Project: Sensor Test-bed for the High Accuracy Network Orbit Determination System
Advisor: Ed Walker, Dan O’Connell and Maile Griffin

I am from Bulgaria where I got my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Controls. I came to the U.S. in 1998 and I lived in the Washington, D.C. area before coming to Maui. I worked for Lucent Technologies for three years as a Quality Assurance/System Test for one of the Lucent's telecommunications switches. My husband and I came to Maui in 2003 and I decided to take some courses at MCC to stay current in the technical field. I am interested in Electronics and would like to apply my technical skills and knowledge to work on environmentally sustainable technologies. My hobbies are hiking, biking, windsurfing and computer graphics. (Top)

Nathan Kimura, Gonzaga University
Site for Internship: Textron
Project: Textron Systems: Web Page and Code Conversion
Advisors:
Jason Addison & Paul Billings

Nathan Kimura was born and raised in Wailuku, Maui.  He came to the Akamai program the summer after he received a B.S. in computer science from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.  After completing his summer internship at Textron, he accepted a fulltime position with them as an associate algorithm developer.  This fall, while still working full time with Textron, he enrolled with Columbia University’s distant learning program, where he is working on his Master’s degree in computer science with a focus in computer security. (Top)

Joshua Martin, University of San Diego
Site for Internship: Trex
Project: Deformable Mirror High Voltage Power Supply Remote Control and High Voltage Amplifier Card Test Set Up
Advisors:
Rusty Hughes and Carl Nakamoto

Joshua Martin is from Makaha on the island of Oahu. He graduated Kamehameha Schools in 2000, where he was all-state in football and baseball. After high school Joshua moved to San Diego, California where he attends the University of San Diego. Joshua was an Akamai intern in 2004 and he worked with Trex Enterprises. After graduating from USD with a degree in Electrical Engineering this May, Josh plans to move back home to Oahu and get a job in his field. (Top)

Jeremy Steel, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Northrop Grumman
Project: Documentation of the Installation of State-of-the-Art Cameras and Upgrades to the Ground-based Electro-Optics Deep Space Surveillance System (GEODSS) Telescopes
Advisors:
Albert Esquibell, Site Manager and Harold Wergers, Maintenance Supervisor

I have been studying at Maui Community College for the past two years. This past summer I had the opportunity to participate in an internship program with the Center For Adaptive Optics where I worked at an observatory documenting installations and upgrades on the telescopes. During my internship I was able gain valuable in-site on future carrier opportunities by talking with the many engineers and technicians about past schooling and carriers. This greatly influenced my decision to studying mechanical engineering. Currently, I am planing on moving to San Luis Obispo California to study mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic Institute. (Top)

Jennifer Tom, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Akimeka
Project: C++ Implementation of a Two Phase XML Validator
Advisor:
Christopher Paris

I am currently attending Maui Community College, taking classes to fulfil prerequisites to apply for the Master's in Information and Computer Science program at UH Manoa. I have a BS in Biochemistry from Washington State University and I am looking to enter the field of Bioinformatics. Specifically, I would like to design programs for researchers in the life sciences. My dream is to write programs for researchers in the life sciences to help solve complex problems, such as predicting protein folding/misfolding. I am mainly interested in modeling the protein folding problem. (Top)

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