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How Students Spent Their #UAlbanySummer

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 15, 2016) – From interning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to studying super typhoons in Taiwan, University at Albany students have gained valuable experience this summer through a variety of applied learning opportunities across the globe.

UAlbany also serves as an ideal summer location for students – in both high school and college –who are seeking to build the skills necessary to launch successful careers.

#UAlbanySummer 2016 highlights:

#UAlbanySummer 2016
UAlbany junior Troy Farkas (right) interviews Ken Griffey Jr. as a multimedia intern for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • Rochel Rubin, School of Public Health ’17 directed a non-profit she initiated called Generation Unbound. This was the program’s second year offering summer experience to teens based in Albany’s Arbor Hill. Generation Unbound currently provides educational activities, workshops, presentations and field trips.

  • Tony Hoang, a Ph.D. chemistry candidate, prepared to launch his scientific accessory company - Advanced Modular Instruments (AMI). Hoang won $17,000 through UAlbany’s first Blackstone LaunchPad business competition last April.

  • Meet Parikh, Varun Narayanan and Sora Park worked with University’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG). The three UAlbany graduate students were part of CTG’s Student Technology Innovations Lab Experience (STILE) program. They partnered with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help visualize data for the benefit of a healthier New York.

  • Cidny Ramirez, atmospheric science and Chinese studies ’18, studied abroad in Taipei as the University’s first National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant recipient. Ramirez was examining the impact of super typhoons that have hit Taiwan, along with improving her Chinese language skills.

  • College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) students Eric Gaunay ’18 and Christopher Pounds ’17 interned for the New York State Office of Emergency Management (OCM). Samael O’Brien, an incoming freshmen, interned for CEHC.

  • Jennifer Lischak, a junior accounting major, was an accounting intern for Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte (TBC). Lischak served more than nine years with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Spanish linguist. ReserveAid financed her internship.

  • UAlbany’s Cancer Research Center hosted 40 high school students from Rensselaer and Albany County and international students from Canada and Turkey. The seven-week program taught students how cancer research is conducted at the state-of-the-art facility.

Learn more about UAlbany’s internship, study abroad, research and volunteer opportunities. Also view #UAlbanySummer in the Albany Times Union and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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