A Sampling of Student Summer Activities

Electrical and Computer Engineering students find diverse set of opportunities for career advancement during the summer 2006 break: Theodore (Ted) Copeland, EE, Jr. at Olive Branch, MS, Daniel May, CPE, Grad. Student at Forrest, MS, Christopher (Chris) Colston, CPE, Sr. at Meridian, MS, Tyler Poschel, EE, Sr. at Collierville, TN, and Harry Lam, CPE, Sr. at Gulfport, MS.

Theodore (Ted) Copeland
Daniel May
Christopher (Chris) Colston
Tyler Poschel
Harry Lam
Theodore (Ted) Copeland
At Work
AFROTC Summer Technical Internship Recruiting Program participant Ted Copland is testing a custom remotely controlled device capable of magnetically sweeping fields for shells and bomb fragments. Dr. Harden visited the lab at Tyndall and Ted, to get a better understanding of our Air Force's technical capabilities. The Air Force is paying two MSU electrical engineering students (Ted and Nicole McGee stationed elsewhere) to work as interns this summer.
Daniel May
Daniel is working with the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. His focus is with an emerging architectures group on a project that involves implementing speech recognition applications on different parallel CPU architectures, including commodity GPUs and Sony's new Cell processor. The overall goal of the project is to take advantage of these parallel architectures to decrease computation time.
Christopher (Chris) Colston
Chris was selected by Emma Seiler, Coordinator for Educational Outreach & Student Programs for the Bagley College of Engineering, to serve as the 2006 MSU Robotics Camp Coordinator. Chris worked to develop the schedule of daily activities for the participants in this week-long camp, as well as coordinate tours of various engineering labs and research areas.

Chris was also selected to serve as one of the student coordinators for the 2006 University Familiarization Program for Minorities in Engineering (UFPME). The College of Engineering at MSU is the host to the University Familiarization Program for Minorities in Engineering (UFPME) for incoming tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students from Mississippi. Chris is assisting the College of Engineering as it strives to maintain its leadership in increasing the numbers of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups in the science, mathematics, and engineering curriculum.
Tyler Poschel
Tyler was also selected to serve as the 2006 MSU Robotics Camp Robot Developer. Tyler has worked to design the robot that the campers will attempt to build, and he leads the technical sessions of the camp, itself. Students also participate in computer application seminars, hands-on laboratory investigations and tours, engineering presentations, and team competitions. The Robotics Camp is open to anyone interested in robotics and engineering.
Harry Lam
Harry was selected by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars as a participant in the 2006 Norm Mineta Internship Immersion Program in Washington, D.C. Named in honor of current U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, this ten-week program includes a 36 hour/week defense-related internship and participation in academic programming.