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UOG students in off-island internships

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AFTER the Spring 2012 semester ends this month, several University of Guam students will be heading off-island for the summer as they participate in internships and other opportunities around the world.

Laurie Tumaneng, a double major in political science and sociology, was one of 20 students selected nationwide to attend the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute program’s goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science. Classes are held on the Duke University campus.

Biology majors Naomi Leon Guerrero and Steve Pillman are heading off to the Las Cruces Biological Research Station in Costa Rica for an eight-week Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience internship. The program runs from June 4 to July 30.

Graduate students Anna Simeon and Marylou Hildebrand will travel to Okinawa, Japan later this month to attend the International Symposium: Human Well-being and the Marine Environment in the Pacific Islands, which is held May 17 to 19 in Okinawa. Both are pursuing their graduate degrees in biology at the UOG Marine Lab. Both students will give a presentation at the symposium.

Yan Dai, a double major in mathematics and secondary education, was selected to participate in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics summer program at UCLA. The Research in Industrial Projects Program provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector. The program runs from June 24 to Aug. 24.

UOG Health Sciences student Jonathan Muth was selected to participate in the University of Michigan's School of Public Health: Future Public Health Leadership Program. As part of the eight-week summer program, Muth will intern in a public health agency and attend training sessions in Michigan and/or the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

April Cascasan, a biology major, was selected for the University of Hawaii of Manoa Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences program. The program runs from May 21 to July 27.

Chemistry major Mary Rose Canlas was accepted to the University of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity, a 10-week, structured research experience which runs May 27 to Aug. 3. The program consists of hands-on laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.

Four UOG Army ROTC Cadets are going off-island to participate in ROTC's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program. The four students will spend two weeks at Fort Knox, Ky. and then three weeks in their designated immersion country. Cadets Quintin Duenas and John Eddie Moser will travel to the Ukraine, Lloyd Abigania will travel to Rwanda, and Ronnel Baris will travel to Taiwan.

Pollara Cobb, chemistry major and math minor, was selected to attend North Carolina State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer. The program runs from May 25 to Aug. 8.

Maia Raymundo received a $5,000 grant from National Geographic and will travel to the Philippines to begin her research on an endangered Philippine bat. This research is also the focus of her thesis.

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