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Eleven Undergraduate Students Selected to Participate in the PEER 2011 Summer Internship Program

Eleven undergraduates from universities across the country were selected to participate in the PEER 2011 Summer Internship. During the program they will participate in state-of-the-art research at one of the host sites: University of Washington, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, or the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR). They will start their 10-week summer research experience at their host research site on June 13, 2011, and will finish on August 24, 2011. The interns will present their research projects during a poster session at the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting in the fall.

Funding for this year’s internship program comes as a part of PEER’s REU Site Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), with additional funding from the PEER Center.

Group Photo PEER 2011 Summer Interns and Mentors

Photo showing the 2011 PEER Summer REU interns and mentors who participated during the orientation program in June 2011.

The participating students are:

  • – Gulzat Atymtayeva, University of Evansville
  • – David Deutsch, University of Southern California
  • – Amanjot Dhaliwal, University of California, San Diego
  • – Christopher Kissick, California State University, Chico
  • – Christopher Krage, University of California, Davis
  • – Zhi Liu, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • – Andrew Makdisi, University of California, Davis
  • – Jason Naanos, California State University, Northridge
  • – John  Pham, University of California: San Diego
  • – Douglas Spitzer, University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • – Sarah Welsh-Huggins, Lafayette College

PEER extends its thanks to the participating Faculty, Graduate Student and Earthquake Professional Mentors:

  • – Peter May, University of Washington
  • – Ashley Jochim, University of Washington
  • – Charles Roeder, University of Washington
  • – Dawn Lehman, University of Washington
  • – Arni Kristinn Gunnarsson, University of Washington
  • – Kenneth O’Neill, University of Washington
  • – Ross Boulanger, UC Davis
  • – Jason DeJong, UC Davis
  • – Jack Montgomery, UC Davis
  • – Ian Maki, UC Davis
  • – Brian Martinez, UC Davis
  • – Brina Mortensen, UC Davis
  • – Matt Schoettler, UC San Diego / UC Berkeley
  • – Jose Restrepo, UC San Diego
  • – Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR
  • – Laura Dwelley-Samant, SPUR
  • – Mary Comerio, UC Berkeley
  • Find more information about the PEER Internship Program.

    Funding for the 2011 PEER Internship Program was provided National Science Foundation under Grant No. EEC-1063138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).