Summer HS Internship Program (SHIP) 2013

General Information

The School of Science and Technology (SST) at SSU in partnership with Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has created a summer research internship program for Sonoma County high school juniors under the mentorship of SST faculty to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among high school students. The most talented and interested students from Sonoma County high schools are selected competitively. In addition to the $1000.00 stipend, these students are given opportunities to work on challenging projects, become familiar with excellent state-of-the art research and development facilities, university education environment and interact with the faculty as well as our students. These students then act as our ambassadors to relay the highlights of the School of Science and Technology to their classmates and friends, counselors, teachers, and principals during their senior year.

Symposium Pictures

Students showcased their projects at the SSU STEM Summer Internship Program Research Symposium on September 18, 2013. See the event photos.

Project List

The Summer 2013 awardees and their respective schools, projects and faculty mentors are as follows. Official SHIP interns are marked with an asterisk; all other students were volunteers.

Student + High School Faculty Mentor(s) Project Title
* Jessica Garcia
Roseland University Prep

* Christopher O'Connor
Healdsburg High School

Kieran Bates
Analy High School

Dylan Johnson
Casa Grande High School

Dominik Martinez
Casa Grande High School
Dr. Lynn Cominsky
Department of Physics and Astronomy; NASA E/PO Group

Dr. Kevin McLin
Monitoring Active Galaxies with the GLAST Optical Robotic Telescope
* Carol Shi
Maria Carrillo High School
Dr. Joseph Lin
Department of Biology
Determining the subcellular localization of peroxiredoxin 1 using fluorescence microscopy
* Alex Hong
Santa Rosa High School

Cliff Tai
Maria Carrillo High School
Dr. B. Ravikumar
Departments of Computer Science and Engineering Science
Machine Learning Using EEG Data
* Shin Mei Chan
Casa Grande High School
Dr. Suzanne Rivoire
Department of Computer Science
Characterizing the Power Consumption of Supercomputing Applications
* Evan Barnell
Montgomery High School
Dr. Ali Kujoory
Department of Engineering Science
End-to-End Electronic Communication System
* Audrey Chan
Pathways Charter School
Dr. Jack Ou
Department of Engineering Science
Applications of Digital Signal Processing in Music
* Daniel Grubb
Rancho Cotate High School
Dr. Bülent Sökmen
Department of Kinesiology
Effects of Caffeine Intake on Muscle Fiber Recruitments, Muscle Strength, and Oxygen Consumption and Cycling Performance
* Axay Patel
Cloverdale High School
Elizabeth Giuliani
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Program Visualization Tools
* Diane Vivio
Montgomery High School
Dr. Martha Shott
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Modeling Features of Traffic Flow at Regulated Intersections
* Esther Unti
Healdsburg High School
Dr. Hongtao Shi
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Fabrication and Characterization of MgxZn1-xO Thin Films

Questions? Contact: Cory Oates ( or 707-664-2171) or Dr. Suzanne Rivoire ( or 707-664-3337).