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2007 Maui Akamai Intern Profiles

Marlene Abut
Conrad Corpuz
Maryfe Culiat
Augustus Elias
Vladimir Ivanov
Shaunty Kleinschmidt
Mary Liang
Ronald Mangarin
David Medeiros
Joseph Rose
Chad Sithar
Stacey Sueoka
Jessi Willstrop

Marlene Abut, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Akimeka
Project: El Niño Effects on Coral Bleaching (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor:
Joe Breman
Advisor: Maria Nieves

Marlene was born in the Philippines.  She graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 2004 and  is currently attending Maui Community College (MCC).  She plans to get an A.S. degree at MCC then transfer to UH Mānoa around 2009 to pursue a B.S. degree in electrical engineering.  She enjoys learning to troubleshoot electronic- or computer-related problems, watching MythBusters, playing video games and playing the piano. (Top)

Conrad Corpuz, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Akimeka
Project: Inventory Management Database Development (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor:
Alisa Manangan
Advisor: Errol Gorospe

Conrad Corpuz was born and raised on Maui, where he graduated from Baldwin High School in 2005. He is currently a sophomore at Maui Community College pursuing an A.S. degree from the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Program. Conrad was an Akamai intern last summer at Northrop Grumman. He hopes to find work on Maui and work towards a B.S. in computer science. His hobbies include watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, and going to the beach. (Top)

Maryfe Culiat, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Trex Enterprises
Project: Utilization of a Fast-Steering Secondary Mirror for Line-of-Sight Stabilization (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentors:
Riki Maeda, Dennis Douglas
Advisor:
Daron Nishimoto

Maryfe Culiat was born and raised on the island of Guam.  She is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Maryfe is involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). (Top)

Augustus Elias, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Site for Internship: Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)
Project: Mapping Maui’s Major Roads with Global Positioning System Devices (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor:
Pam Cowher
Advisor: Chris Chiesa
Collaborator: Joseph Rose

Augustus Elias was born and raised in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia. He obtained his A.A. from the College of Micronesia in 2004 and is now an undergraduate working on his B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. In his free time, he enjoys making friends and hanging out. (Top)

Vladimir Ivanov, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Site for Internship: Oceanit
Project: Real-Time Satellite Visualization (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor:
Frank Dachille
Advisors: Dale Naho‘olewa, Curt Leonard

Vladimir Ivanov is currently a sophomore at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, majoring in computer science. Since an early age, computers and astronomy have been his two passions. In the summer of 2006, he was lucky enough to receive the opportunity to combine them into a project for W.M. Keck Observatory, which increased his interest toward both fields. After graduating from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, he plans to pursue a doctoral degree. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer as well as other sports like biking, jogging and swimming. (Top)

Shaunty Kleinschmidt, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Trex Enterprises
Project: Satellite Ground Track Analysis (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentors:
Dennis Douglas and Riki Maeda
Advisor: Daron Nishimoto

Shaunty Kleinschmidt was born and raised on the island of O’ahu. She graduated from Kamehameha High School in May 2006. Currently, she is a freshman at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Engineering in pursuit of a degree in electrical engineering. She is involved with the Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program. She enjoys swimming, going to the beach, and doing sudoku. (Top)

Mary Liang, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Hnu Photonics
Project: Characteristics of Solar Panels (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor: Dan O’Connell
Collaborator: Chad Sithar

Mary Liang was born and raised on O’ahu.  She is currently attending the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering.  She plans to graduate in Fall 2007. (Top)

Ronald Magarin, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Institute for Astronomy
Project: Overcoming the Challenges of Image Restoration (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor: Doug Hope
Advisor: Stuart Jefferies

Ronald Magarin was born and raised on the island of Maui. He is currently attending Maui Community College and is in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program. He hopes to work in the fast-growing technology field when he graduates. (Top)

David Medeiros, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Northrop Grumman
Project: Software Modification to Improve GEODSS CCD Camera Field-of-View (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor: Albert Esquibel

David Medeiros was born and raised on the island of Maui. He graduated from King Kekaulike High School in 2002. He is currently attending Maui Community College and hopes to graduate with an A.S. degree in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program. In his spare time, David likes to hang out with friends, race at the drag strip and play video games. (Top)

Joseph Rose, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Pacific Disaster Center
Project: Using ArcGIS Software to Map Maui (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor:
Pam Cowher
Advisor: Chris Chiesa
Collaborator: Augustus Elias

Joseph Rose moved to Maui in 2004 from Northern California. He is pursuing an A.S. degree from the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program at Maui Community College and plans to graduate by December 2007. He enjoys working with computer hardware, hanging out with friends, and learning new things. (Top)

Chad Sithar, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Hnu Photonics
Project: A Sun-Day in the Life of a Solar Panel (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor: Dan O’Connell
Collaborators: Mary Liang

Born and raised on the island of Maui, Chad Sithar is the younger of two brothers. Since graduating from Maui High School in 2003, he has been working for a repair and service center, specializing in lawn equipment and home electronic repairs. Going on his fourth year, Chad is currently enrolled part-time in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program at MCC. (Top)

Stacey Sueoka, Pacific University
Site for Internship: Textron
Project: Radiometric Calibration for the MAIA Laser Receiver (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentor:
Robert Nolan
Advisor: Don Ruffatto
Collaborators: Tim Georges, Curtis Krupp, Chris Matsuura

Stacey Sueoka grew up in Koloa on the island of Kaua‘i. She graduated from Kaua‘i High School in 2003 and is currently attending Pacific University to receive her B.S. degree in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Japanese in May 2007. She spent the last two summers interning in Washington D.C. at the Naval Research Lab and hopes to someday return to Hawai‘i to work in the technology field. She enjoys going to the beach, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. (Top)

Jessi Willstrop, Maui Community College, UH Manoa
Site for Internship: Institute for Astronomy
Project: Investigation of the Presence of Molecular Hydrogen in Sunspots (Abstract, Presentation, Poster)
Mentors:
J.D. Armstrong & Joe Ritter
Advisor: Jeff Kuhn

Jessi Willstrop was raised in Texas and has been living on Maui for the past 6 years.  She is currently attending Maui Community College and will transfer to UH Mānoa in the fall to begin working on her B.S. in physics.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing various sports with her husband. (Top)

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