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Here’s How Students Spent Summer 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2018) – Whether it was launching weather balloons, interning with the MLB, or studying African wildlife, many UAlbany students spent their summer gaining valuable experience through applied learning opportunities across the globe.

Other students stayed on campus – researching, volunteering and building the skills necessary to launch successful careers.

Here’s a small sample of how students spent their summer:

  • Digital forensics major Liam Smith interned with Major League Baseball in New York City. He was one of six interns focusing on information assurance. His primary responsibility was to help protect sensitive data such as player contracts and other financial records from cyberattacks.
  • Students from the School of Public Health spread out across the globe this summer to complete internships on topics ranging from cardiovascular health, lead exposure, HIV prevention and more.
  • Kitty Modell-Rosen, a junior communication major, was a web editorial intern with “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,” a nationally syndicated radio program out of New York City that is heard in over 75 markets.
Ashley Williamson, Class of 2020, job shadows meteorologists at WBZ - CBS Boston News.
Ashley Williamson, Class of 2020, job shadows meteorologists at WBZ - CBS Boston News.

  • Students and faculty in UAlbany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) spent their summer launching weather balloons over the Long Island Sound. The group is part of a collaborative project to gain a better understanding of air quality issues that originate in New York City.
  • Under the direction of Marilyn Masson, a professor of Anthropology, UAlbany students uncovered “a time capsule” of the lives of slaves who worked at the Ten Broeck Mansion in early 19th century Albany.
  • Dylan Marshall, a junior Globalization Studies major, spent 10 days in Israel on a trip led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He was able to participate through the Milstein Family Foundation Campus Allies Mission, a program designed to educate non-Jewish students and activists who have never been to Israel.
  • Wendy Turner, an assistant professor of biological sciences, and her team of two doctoral students, an undergraduate student, and a post-doctoral researcher traveled from UAlbany to Africa this summer to study anthrax transmission among African wildlife. The four-year project is funded by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

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