Texas/Alaska summer intern program draws to a close

Fairbanks, Alaska - Today marks the culmination of this year's chapter in a new partnership between universities in Texas and Alaska to provide summer internship opportunities for engineering and science students. Six students from the University of Texas at El Paso, who spent the summer working on projects at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will make presentations about their work today from 1-4 p.m. in 109 Butrovich Building on the UAF campus. The partnership, formed between the Pan American Center for Earth and Environmental Studies (PACES) at UTEP and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) at UAF, is a new initiative this year. The program offered students the chance to work with UAF professors on research projects as varied as designing rocket elements for the Poker Flat Research Range to performing lab experiments with data storage on magnetic media. Scott A. Starks, PACES director, and Michelle Smith, PACES program coordinator, are in Fairbanks to review the student's progress with Frank Williams, ARSC director and Betty Studebaker, ARSC program coordinator. They and the students are available for interviews; please contact L.J. Evans at 474-5149 to make arrangements.

The students and titles of their presentations: Irene Guajardo Waveguide Characterization of the Magnetron Directional Amplifier Ivonne Trujana Creation of the Instrumentation Printed Circuit Board Benjamin Valencia Instrumentation Board Testing Alfonso Munoz Paleomagnetic Lab Techniques Richard Zamudio ARIM-1 EED Control Program Rebecca Suemnicht Magnetic Properties of Iron Thin Films by Torque Magnetometer

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