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Supplementary Materials On the CCMC Interns

CCMC Interns' Presentations at Conferences/Meetings (selected):

  • Yang He, K. Muglach, The Magnetic Evolution of Coronal Bright Points, First International Workshop on Small Satellites for Space Weather Research and Forecasting, Washington DC, August 2017.
  • Seunghoon Kim, Xin Li, C. Ngwira, Study of Geomagnetic Field Response to Solar Wind Forcing, First International Workshop on Small Satellites for Space Weather Research and Forecasting, Washington DC, August 2017.
  • Alexandra Wold, M.L.Mays, A.Taktakishvili, L.Jian, D.Odstricl, P.MacNeice, CME arrival-time validation of real-time WSA-ENLIL+Cone simulations, oral presentation at JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting, Chiba, Japan, May 2017.
  • Alexandra Wold, M.L.Mays, A.Taktakishvili, L.Jian, D.Odstricl, P.MacNeice, CME arrival-time validation of real-time WSA-ENLIL+Cone simulations, oral presentation at the International CCMC-LWS Working Meeting, Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 2017.
  • Alexandra Wold, M.L.Mays, A.Taktakishvili, L.Jian, D.Odstricl, P.MacNeice, CME arrival-time validation of real-time WSA-ENLIL+Cone simulations, oral presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, December 2016.
  • Tyler Schiewe, Justin Boblitt, Alexandra Wold, SEA5: Space Environment Automated Alerts and Anomaly Analysis Assistant, 2016 Fall AGU, San Francisco, CA.
  • Alexandra Wold, M.L.Mays, A.Taktakishvili, L.Jian, D.Odstricl, P.MacNeice, CME arrival-time validation of real-time WSA-ENLIL+Cone simulations, poster at European Space Weather Week, Oostende, Belgium, November 2016
  • Neal Savani, A. Vourlidas, Antti Pulkkinen, Alexandra Wold, Real-time tests for long lead-time forecasting of the magnetic field vectors within CMEs, 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, istambul Congress Center (ICC), Turkey, Aug. 2016 (cancelled)
  • Zachary Waldron, Alexandra Wold, Y. Zheng, Space Weather Forecasting Active Region 12371, APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Old Dominion University, Jan. 2016
  • Jonathan Colbert, The new Kameleon: LIVE web based space weather data interpolation, analysis, and visualization suite, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2015
  • Alexandra Wold, Space Weather Education: Learning to Forecast at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center, 2015 Fall AGU, San Fransisco, CA.
  • Mary Aronne, Space Weather Forecasting and Research at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center, 2015 Fall AGU, San Francisco, CA.
  • Matthew Murphy, Statistical Study of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejctions with Strong Magnetic Fields, Space Weather Workshop, Boulder, CO, April 2015.
  • Dhanesh Krishnarao, Y. Zheng, M. Maddox, T. Schiewe, Development of the Spacecraft Environmental Anomalies Expert System (SEAES) at NASA, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the Amerycan Physical Society, University Park, PA, October 2014.
  • Jenna Zink, Rebekah Evans and Karin Muglach, A statistical study of coronal mass ejections and coronal holes during 2010-2014, 2014 Fall AGU, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jenna Zink, The Community Coordinated Modeling Center and its services, 2014 SHINE workshop, Telluride, CO.
  • Michelangelo Romano, Validating the WSA-ENLIL Model, 2014 CCMC workshop, Annapolis, MD, March 2014.
  • Dhanesh Krishnarao, Analyzing back-sided flares, 2014 CCMC workshop, Annapolis, MD, March 2014.
  • Dhanesh Krishnarao and Michelangelo Romano, Forecasting space weather, 2014 CCMC workshop, Annapolis, MD, March 2014.
  • Michelangelo Romano; Mona L. Mays; Aleksandre Taktakishvili; Peter J. MacNeice; Yihua Zheng; Antti A. Pulkkinen; Maria M. Kuznetsova; Dusan Odstrcil, Validation of Real-time Modeling of Coronal Mass Ejections Using the WSA-ENLIL+Cone Heliospheric Model, SH53A-2156, 2013 Fall AGU, San Francisco, Dec, 2013.
  • Gill Eun Kang, Yihua Zheng, M. M. Kuznetsova, Relationship between the start times of flares and CMEs to the time of potential radiation hazards, SH33B-2089, 2013 Fall AGU, San Francisco, Dec, 2013.
  • Jack Lasota, Stereo CAT - CME analysis tool, University of Alaska Fairbank's 2013 Research Day Symposium.
  • Martin Törnros, Interactive Visual Contextualization of Space Weather Data, Fall AGU 2012.

Bachelor's Thesis:

Interns' Presentations at NASA/GSFC (selected):

  • Rachel Broemmelsiek, M. Crawford, Keyan Gootkin, Austin Skipper eUCLID, the Universal CME model Input Dataset, Defining a Benchmark Dataset to Validate CME Propagation Models, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Reid Gomillion, Web Implementation of Space Weather Prediction Center CME Analysis Tool (SWPC_CAT), NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Mary Aronne, Sara J. Garcia-Stalker, Milagros Soto, Testing and Prototyping New Space Weather Tools for Magnetic Field Analysis, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Beryl Hovis-Afflerbach, The Dynamic Behavior of Erupting Solar Prominences, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Sujay Kazi, Analysis of ISS SpaceCube Experiment Mini Upsets, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Eliana Krakovsky, Kehinde Owoeye, Vernon Roark, Analysis of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Rachel Broemmelsiek, M. Crawford, Keyan Gootkin, Austin Skipper, eUCLID, the Universal CME model Input Dataset, Defining a Benchmark Dataset to Validate CME Propagation Models, presentation for SESI, GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Reid Gomillion, Juan Figueroa, Web Implementation of Space Weather Prediction Center CME Analysis Tool (SWPC_CAT), presentation for SESI, GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Mary Aronne, Sara J. Garcia-Stalker, Milagros Soto, Testing and Prototyping New Space Weather Tools for Magnetic Field Analysis, presentation for SESI, GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Beryl Hovis-Afflerbach, The Dynamic Behavior of Erupting Solar Prominences, presentation for SESI, GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Sujay Kazi, Analysis of ISS SpaceCube Experiment Mini Upsets, presentation for SESI, GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Eliana Krakovsky, Analysis of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances, presentation for SESI, GSFC, August, 2018.
  • Brianna Frechette, Validation of the Kp Geomagnetic Index Forecast at CCMC, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2017.
  • Mathew Garcia and Andrea Minot, Oscillations in Emerging Active Regions on the Sun, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2017.
  • Heather Mei, 3D Solar Coronal Mass Ejection Kinematics & Topology, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2017.
  • Evan Frangipane, Mike Greklek-McKeon, Anna Voelker, Solar Flares: Building a New Forecasting Procedure, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC and winner of the Orbit Award for Science, August, 2016.
  • Albert Hsiung, A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling the Magnetosphere, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC first place winner and talk at CCMC, August, 2016.
  • Hayley Austin, Collin Van Son, N. Savani, Exploring the Real-Time Value of the Bz, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2016.
  • Danny Munoz, C. Ngwira, C. Damas, Investigation of Characteristics of Large dB/dt for Geomagnetically Induced Currents, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2016.
  • Binh H. Le, Developing the Integrated Space Weather Analysis System (iSWA) iOS Application in Swift 3 for iOS 10, NASA intern poster presentation and talk at CCMC, August, 2016.
  • Sean Malone, Metrics and Validation Web Redesign, NASA intern poster presentation and talk at CCMC, August, 2016.
  • Myo Thu Ya Aung, Tun Myat, Using Flow Charts to Visualize the Decision Process in Space Weather Forecasting, NASA intern poster presentation and talk at CCMC, August, 2016.
  • Daniel Jiang, NASA intern poster presentation and talk at CCMC, August, 2016.
  • Alexandra Wold, Zachary Waldron, Yihua Zheng, Space Weather Forecasting for NASA Robotic Missions, 8th Annual CCMC Workshop, Annapolis, MD, April 2016
  • Alexandra Wold, N. Savani, A. Pulkkinen, Bz4Cast Tool Analysis, presentation at the CCMC, Dec. 2015
  • Tyler Schiewe, SEA5: Space Environment Automated Alerts and Anomaly Analysis Assistant, NASA intern poster presentation, August, 2015.
  • Tamar Novetsky, Ethan Robinett, Space Weather Forecasting and Research, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC and winner of the Orbit Award for Science, August, 2015.
  • Zachary Waldron, Alexandra Wold, Space Weather Forecasting Active Region 12371, NASA intern poster (and oral) presentation at GSFC and winner of the Orbit Award for Science, August, 2015.
  • Mary Aronne, High Speed Streams and Space Weather Forecasting, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC and winner of the Orbit Award for Science, August, 2015.
  • Min Kang, Solar radiation storms at STEREO A and STEREO B, NASA wide intern poster presentation, May 2014.
  • Jenna Zink, Characterization of Near-Sun Coronal Mass Ejection Deflection using Coronagraph Images Sequences, winner of first prize in the 2014 CCMC Student Research Contest
  • Victoria L. Janus, J. L. Zink, and Yihua Zheng, Space Weather Forecasting: Analyzing the July 8, 2014 event, NASA intern poster presentation, August, 2014.
  • Victoria L. Janus, J. L. Zink, Space Weather Forecasting - the life of a trainee, talk as part of the internship, Aug., 2014.
  • Joshua Bryant, SW REDI program and the coned tool, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Anthony Pritchard, SEPs and high speed solar wind streams, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Anthony Pritchard, Using a particle tracer to investigate high latitude ionosphere-mesosphere bulk oxygen ion (O+) flows, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Corey Koller, Analyzing July 12, 2012 event and forecasting procedures, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Dhanesh Krishnarao, Solar flares, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Erin Quigley and Dhanesh Krishnarao, STEREO EUVI beacon data vs GOES x-ray data, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Jack Lasota, STEREO CAT, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Justin Boblitt, FlexDIT (Flexible Data Ingestion Tool), talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Zachary Titus, Coronal Mass Ejections, talk at CCMC, Jul. 2013.
  • Michelangelo Romano, Validating WSA+ENLIL model, talk at CCMC, Jul., 2013.
  • Caitlin Bailey, Using Film to Generate Space Weather Awareness in the General Public, NASA intern poster presentation, August 2013
  • Rachel Morgan, Dan Comberiate, Megha Pandya, Space Weather at NASA Goddard, talk at CCMC, Aug., 2013.
  • Rachel Morgan, A Detailed Analysis of Geomagnetic Storms and Their Causes, 2012-Present, Aug. 2013.
  • Jack Lasota, Stereo CAT, talk at CCMC, Aug. 2012.
  • James Wang and Mary Aronne, Forecasting Space Weather Events, NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, August, 2012.
  • Axel-Garcia Burgos, Examination of the influence of internal structure of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), NASA intern poster presentation at GSFC, 2012.
  • Vanessa Napoli, Ensemble simulations of coronal mass ejections and generation of probabilistic space weather predictions, presentation at CCMC, 2012.

List of interns:

Undergraduate (Space Weather Forecasting and Research)

Name Starting and End Time Project/internship areas Notes
Mary Aronne (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Summer 2012; June 2015 - present Teaching assistant and research in Summer 2018; part-time space weather forecaster Research project in 2018: Testing and Prototyping New Space Weather Tools for Magnetic Field Analysis. GSFC Orbit Award for Science winner in 2015. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Rachel Broemmelsik
(University of Maryland)
June 2018 - present Space weather forecasting and research, P/T forecaster Research project: generating the eUCLID dataset for verification of CME propagation models. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
M. Crawford
(Baltimore Community College)
June 2018 - present Space weather forecasting and research, P/T forecaster Research project: generating the eUCLID dataset for verification of CME propagation models. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Beryl Hovis-Afflerbach
(Caltech)
June 2018 - present Space weather forecasting and research, P/T forecaster Research project: The dynamic behavior of erupting solar prominences. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Austin Skipper
(Washington Lee Univ.)
June 2018 - present Space weather forecasting and research, P/T forecaster Research project: generating the eUCLID dataset for verification of CME propagation models. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Ryan Skoletsky (University of Maryland) June - Aug 2018
Space weather forecasting and research Research: learning about CME propagation models, and using data analysis to attempt to determine how different input parameters affect the accuracy of space weather predictions. Trained as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Patrick Gavin LaChapelle (Highline Community College) June - Aug 2018
Space weather forecasting and research Research: learning about CME propagation models, and using data analysis to attempt to determine how different input parameters affect the accuracy of space weather predictions. Trained as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Keyan Gootkin (University of Washington) June - Aug 2018
Space weather forecasting and research Research project: generating the eUCLID dataset for verification of CME propagation models. Trained as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Sara (Josie) Garcia-Stalker (Brigham Young University) June - Aug 2018
Space weather forecasting and research Research project: Testing and Prototyping New Space Weather Tools for Magnetic Field Analysis. Trained as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Sujay Kazi (MIT) June - Aug 2018
Space weather forecasting and research Research project: Analysis of ISS SpaceCube Experiment Mini Upsets. Trained as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Kehinde Owoeye (Queensborough Community College) June - Aug 2018
Space weather research Research project: Analysis of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances
Vernon Roark (San Francisco Community College) June - Aug 2018
Space weather research Research project: Analysis of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances
Milagros Soto Mendez (ERAU) June - Aug 2018
Space weather research Research project: Testing and Prototyping New Space Weather Tools for Magnetic Field Analysis.
Eliana Krakovsky (UMD) June - Aug 2018
Space weather research Research project: Analysis of Positive Ionospheric Storm Disturbances
Mary Aronne (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Summer 2012; June 2015 - present Space weather forecasting, teaching assistant and research; part-time space weather forecaster Research project: study of 20 biggest solar energetic particle events from the human impact perspective. Poster 'High Speed Streams and Space Weather Forecasting' at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Session in 2015 won Orbit Award for Science. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Brianna Frechette (Ocean County College) June 2017 - August 2019 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster. Research project: 'Validation of the Kp Geomagnetic Index forecast at CCMC'. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Mathew Garcia (College of the Desert) June - Dec 2017 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster. Research project: Oscillations in Emerging Active Regions on the Sun. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Andrea Minot (Dickinson College) June - Dec 2017 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster. Research project: Oscillations in Emerging Active Regions on the Sun. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Heather Mei (Tufts University) June - Dec 2017 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster. Research project: 3D Solar Coronal Mass Ejection Kinematics & Topology. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Yang He (Queensborough Community College Summer 2017 Space weather research Researched magnetic evolution of solar coronal bright points.
Xin Li (Queensborough Community College Summer 2017 Space weather research Researched geomagnetic field response to Solar Wind forcing.
Seunghoon Kim (Queensborough Community College Summer 2017 Space weather research Researched geomagnetic field response to Solar Wind forcing.
Alexandra Wold (American University) June 2015 - Aug 2017 Space weather forecasting, teaching assistant and research; part-time space weather forecaster Awarded John Mather Nobel Scholarship. Research projects: (1) Investigation of the accuracy of new space weather predictive tool, Bz4Cast Tool; co-authored tutorial to implement it into forecasting. Co-authored 'Real time tests for long lead-time forecasting of the magnetic field vectors within CMEs' for 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly. (2) Validation of WSA-ENLIL+Cone model; presented 'CME arrival-time validation of real-time WSA-ENLIL+Cone simulations' at multiple conferences. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC. Winner of Orbit Award for Science, 2015.
Anna Voelker (Ohio State University) June 2016 - August 2018 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster Research project: analysing solar flare forecasting models in order to design a pre-flare notification procedure for the CCMC. Poster 'Solar Flares: Building a New Forecasting Procedure' at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Session in 2016 won Orbit Award for Science. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC. Co-wrote/hosted We Don't Planet, an educational astronomy show on space.com.
Michael Greklek-McKeon (University of Maryland) June 2016 - present Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster Awarded NASA Space Grant scholarship. Research project: establishing a notification threshold for flare prediction models. Poster 'Solar Flares: Building a New Forecasting Procedure' at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Session in 2016 won Orbit Award for Science. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Hayley Austin (Johns Hopkins University) June 2016 - present Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC; analyzed solar events and impact on NASA spacecraft and technology near Earth.
Collin Van Son (Pennsylvania State University) June 2016 - Aug 2017 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC; analyzed solar events and impact on NASA spacecraft and technology near Earth.
Tun Myat (Queensborough Community College) Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 Space weather forecasting and research Trained as forecaster at CCMC, continued space weather forecasting at QCC. Engaged in Space Weather research with Prof. C. Damas and Photonic lab research at City College.
Myo Thu Ya Aung (Queensborough Community College) Summer 2016 Space weather forecasting and research Trained as forecaster at the CCMC, continued space weather forecasting at QCC. Engaged in Space Weather research with Prof. C. Damas and Computer Science research.
Evan Frangipane (University of California, Berkeley) Summer 2016 Space weather forecasting and research Trained as space weather forecaster, analyzed solar events and impact on NASA spacecraft and technology near Earth. Poster 'Solar Flares: Building a New Forecasting Procedure' at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Session in 2016 won Orbit Award for Science
Danny Munoz (Queensborough Community College Summer 2016 Space weather research Researched characteristics of large dB/dt for Geomagnetically Induced Currents.
Sylvanus Bawie (Queensborough Community College Summer 2016 Space weather research Research on characteristics of ionosphere.
Ethan Robinett (Catholic University of America) June 2015 - present Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at the CCMC, Poster 'Space Weather Forecasting and Research', at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Presentation Session in August 2015 won Orbit Award for Science.
Zachary Waldron (American University) June 2015 - 2016 Space weather forecasting and research; part-time space weather forecaster Poster 'Space Weather Forecasting and Research', at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Presentation Session in August 2015 won Orbit Award for Science. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Tamar Novetsky (Princeton University) Summer 2015 Space weather forecasting and research Poster 'Space Weather Forecasting and Research', at NASA GSFC summer intern Poster Presentation Session in August 2015 won Orbit Award for Science.
Christopher Tandoi (Queensborough Community College) Summer 2015 Space weather forecasting and research Physics major, transferring to a 4 year College after completing his studies at Queensborough to pursue a Bachelor.s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Jenna Zink (Georage Mason University) June 2014 - August 2016 Space weather forecasting, teaching assistant and research; part-time space weather forecaster Conducted research on coronal mass ejection impacts at Mars and presented 'A Statistical Study of Coronal Mass Ejections and Coronal Holes during 2010-2014' at AGU Fall meeting 2014. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC. Jenna is now a PhD student at the University of Texas in San Antonio conducting research on the NASA Juno mission.
Victoria Janus (University of Maryland) June 2014 - 2016 Space weather forecasting and teaching assistant; part-time space weather forecaster Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Michelangelo Romano (Catholic University of America) June 2012 - 2015 Space weather forecasting, teaching assistant and space weather research, part-time space weather forecaster Accepted with full funding to PhD programs in Material Science and Engineering at University of Maryland, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Got 2014 summer internship opportunity at one of the CUA physics labs.
Presentation at 2013 Fall AGU and 2014 Space Weather Workshop in Boulder, CO on his research findings.
Joshua Bryant (Catholic University of America) June 2012 - 2015 Space weather forecasting, teaching assistant and research; part-time space weather forecaster Worked to implement a new version of the Coned Tool used to analyze halo CMEs directed towards Earth.
Zachary Titus (University of Maryland) June, 2013 - 2015 Space weather forecasting; part-time space weather forecaster Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC.
Dhanesh Krishnarao (American Univ) June, 2013 - 2015 Space weather forecasting, teaching assistant and research; Part-time space weather forecaster John Mather Nobel Scholar Award. Worked on implementing the Spacecraft Environmental Anomalies Expert System (SEAES), the system serving NASA mission operators for spacecraft anomaly resolution and also useful for a more quantitative assessment of space environment hazards on spacecraft. Presented papers at European Space Weather week and APS meetings. Jacob Kastner Memorial Scholarship, 2014 at American Univ. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias student research conference. Trained and certified as a space weather forecaster at CCMC. Dhanesh is now a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Corey Koller (University of Maryland) June 2013 - Aug 2014 Space weather forecasting; Part-time space weather forecaster Helped to get his 2014 summer internship at APG (Aberdeen Proving Ground - US Army), deans list, upper-class UMD honor society
Anthony Pritchard (ERAU - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.) Summer 2013 Space weather forecasting/research Has been performing research. Got his Masters degree in summer 2014
Erin Quigley (Catholic University of America) Fall 2012 - Summer 2013 Space weather forecasting/research; teaching assistant; part-time space weather forecaster Trained and certified as space weather forecaster at CCMC. Worked on determining correlation between the X-ray data from GOES and the EUV Imagery from STEREO A and B in order to analyze solar flares far behind the limb of the sun.
Axel-Garcia Burgos (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University) Summer 2012 Space weather forecasting/research As an intern working with CCMC in Summer 2012, Axel worked in using our CME analysis tools and heliospheric simulations to figure out the optimal ways (e.g. in terms of simulation parameters) to forecast the arrival of CMEs at various orbits. Axel ran large number of simulations and studied how changes in input parameters vary the final forecast. His work had direct impact on our capability to forecast space weather.
Andrea Karelitz (The Pennsylvania State University) Summer 2012 Space weather forecasting/research She worked with a list of occurrences of solar energetic particles (SEP), composed by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and studied the correlation of these events with coronal mass ejections (CMEs). In addition, she worked on her own time with the Office of Communications in the Heliophysics Department to write and publish feature stories that would highlight the CCMC, the Space Weather Laboratory, and the Heliophysics department as a whole.
Vanessa Napoli (Catholic University of America) Summer 2012 Space weather forecasting/research An intern who worked with CCMC in Spring 2012, Vanessa presented her CUA Physics Student Research Plan, "Ensemble simulations of coronal mass ejections and generation of probabilistic space weather predictions".
LaTonya Williams (University of the District of Columbia) Summer 2012 Communication and Outreach As an intern working with the SWRC in Fall 2013, Tonya created space weather event videos.

Undergraduate (Software)

Name Starting and End Time Project/internship areas Notes
Reid Gomillion (No Va Community College) June - Aug 2018 Space weather tool/software development Ported coronal mass ejection measurement tool SWPC CAT to a web platform. Poster: Web Implementation of Space Weather Prediction Center CME Analysis Tool (SWPC_CAT)
Jonathan Colbert (George Mason University) June 2015 - April 2017 Space weather tool/software development Worked on Kameleon and gave a talk at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015 in San Fransisco, CA on the new Kameleon: LIVE web based space weather data interpolation, analysis, and visualization suite. Investigated the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) code analyzer tool for assessing and maintaining CCMC software.
Daniel Jiang (University of California Berkeley) June 2016 - January 2017 Space weather tool/software development Developed a new protoype of the Space Environment Automated Alerts and Anomaly Analysis Assistant (SEA5) system, fully implementing a set of geosynchronous anomaly hazard models. Daniel has an internship developing software for self-driving cars in San Francisco, CA for the summer of 2017.
Albert Hsiung (University of California Berkeley) June - December 2016 Space weather tool/software development Leveraged machine learning techniques to classify and interpolate magnetosphere topologies. Albert won first place when presenting his work to GSFC's Scientific and Engineering Student Internship (S.E.S.I.) Program in August 2016.
Binh H. Le (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Summer 2016 Space weather tool/software development Ported the Integrated Space Weather Analysis (iSWA) system iOS mobile application to Swift 3, for compatibility with iOS 10. Binh won third place when presenting his work to GSFC's Scientific and Engineering Student Internship (S.E.S.I.) Program in August 2016.
Sean Malone (University of Maryland) June 2014 - August 2016 Space weather tool/software development Redesigned the front end of Metrics and Validation web application for the model validation suite for calculating performance metrics for comparing models.
Katie Krohmaly (Christopher Newport University) Summer 2015 Space weather tool/software development Geo-Electric Field Calculator Tool for use by power engineers.
David Cao (University of Pennsylvania) Summer 2015 Space weather tool/software development Developed an iOS application for ISWA
Jack Lasota (UAF) June 2012 - Dec 2013 Space weather tool/software development Developed the easy-to-use web interface STEREO CAT for space weather forecasters to analyze kinetic properties of coronal mass ejections
Justin Boblitt June 2012 - June 2013 Space weather tool/software development Now a civil servant at NASA/GSFCDesigned iSWA (space weather) android mobile app
Nitesh Donti (Cornell University) Summer 2011 Space weather tool/software development Nitesh worked on recreating the Kameleon Conversion Software during his internship with the CCMC in Summer 2011. Written in Java, the new software is much more flexible and able to support new input models and output formats with its object-oriented design.

Graduate

Name Starting and End Time Project/internship areas Notes
Tyler Schiewe (Linfield College) June 2014 - 2019 Space weather tool/software development Researched, designed, and implemented a new architecture for the Space Environment Automated Alerts and Anomaly Analysis Assistant (SEA5) system.  Tyler's original prototype of SEA5 as presented to a NASA HQ Heliophysics Subcommittee meeting in September 2015. Tyler graduated and is now working as a software engineer for both the CCMC (part time) and Esri in Redlands, CA.
Juan Figueroa
(University of Puerto Rico)
June 2018 - present Space weather tool/software development Porting a coronal mass ejection measurement tool SWPC CAT to a web platform
Ezgi Gulay
(Istanbul Technical University)
June - Aug 2018 Space weather forecasting Trained to work as an Independent Space Weather Forecaster.
Raisa Leussu
(Norwegian Centre for Space Weather NOSWE @ Tromsø Geophysical Observatory )
June 2018 Space weather forecasting Attended a week of forecasting training
Jonathan Grangien (Linköping University) Spring - Fall 2018 Visualization Working with OpenSpace, an interactive space visualization tool developed in collaboration between NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and Linkoping University, visualized the space weather storms using dynamic imagery from Stereo and SDO in concert with simulations provided by the CCMC. Resulting realtime visualizations were presented at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, in March 2018, in a public interactive space weather show based on the CCMC data and simulations and narrated by the CCMC scientists.
Matthias Berg (Linköping University) Spring - Fall 2018 Visualization Working with OpenSpace, an interactive space visualization tool developed in collaboration between NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and Linkoping University, visualized the space weather storms using dynamic imagery from Stereo and SDO in concert with simulations provided by the CCMC. Resulting realtime visualizations were presented at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, in March 2018, in a public interactive space weather show based on the CCMC data and simulations and narrated by the CCMC scientists.
Oskar Carlbaum (Linköping University) Spring 2017 - Fall 2017 Visualization Working with OpenSpace, an interactive space visualization tool developed in collaboration between NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and Linkoping University, visualized the space weather storms of July 2012 using dynamic imagery from Stereo and SDO in concert with simulations provided by the CCMC. Resulting realtime visualizations were presented at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, in June 2017, in the first public interactive space weather show based on the CCMC data and simulations and narrated by the CCMC scientists.
Michael Noven (Linköping University) Spring 2017 - Fall 2017 Visualization Working with OpenSpace, an interactive space visualization tool developed in collaboration between NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and Linkoping University, visualized the space weather storms of July 2012 using dynamic imagery from Stereo and SDO in concert with simulations provided by the CCMC. Resulting realtime visualizations were presented at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, in June 2017.
Michael Nilsson (Linköping University) Spring - Fall 2016 Visualization Working with OpenSpace to integrate space weather data from iSWA into the OpenSpace 3D environment for public outreach.
Sebastian Piwell (Linköping University) Spring - Fall 2016 Visualization Working with OpenSpace to integrate space weather data from iSWA into the OpenSpace 3D environment for public outreach, e.g. to be used in presentation for the general public in arenas such as dome theaters.
Jean-Paul Breuer (Technical University of Denmark) Summer 2016 Software development and research He was analysing Radiation Belt Enhancement Events and developing an open-source Matlab tool for more effectively utilizing the APL Supermag Magnetometer data. During the semester, Jean-Paul works with DTU Space and the Danish National Space Institute, and enjoys learning more about computer science and participating in weekend Hackathons. In 2016 he founded CopenHacks, a diverse international student-focused coding event based in Copenhagen that is sponsored by Microsoft, Bloomberg, MLH, and others.
Bute Naz Erbas (Istanbul Technical University) June - July 2016 Space weather forecasting Trained to work as an Independent Space Weather Forecaster.
Tomas Forsyth Rosin (Linköping University) Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Visualization Finished his joint master's thesis project (together with Emil Axelsson) at the CCMC. The project enabled volumetric ray tracing of time-varying space weather simulations within Open Space, an interactive space visualization tool developed in collaboration between NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and Linkoping University.
Emil Axelsson (Linköping University) Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Visualization Finished his joint master's thesis project (together with Tomas Forsyth Rosin) at the CCMC. The project enabled volumetric ray tracing of time-varying space weather simulations within Open Space, an interactive space visualization tool developed in collaboration between NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and Linkoping University. Emil is now a full time staff member with the Scientific Visualization group at Linkoping University.
Matthew Murphy (Rochester Institute of Technology) October 2014 - 2015 Statistical Study of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections with strong magnetic fields Presentation at 2015 Space Weather Workshop 'Statistical Study of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejctions with Strong Magnetic Fields'.
Hans Helltegen (Linköping University) January-July 2014 Visualization Visualizing magnetosphere model data. Developing Open Space, an open source visualization software collaboration between CCMC, Linköping University and the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Hans is studying a Master of Science in Media Technology and Engineering at Linköping University, Sweden, with a focus on multi-core programming and computer graphics.
Jonas Strandstedt (Linköping University) January-July 2014 Visualization Visualizing heliospheric model data. Developing Open Space, an open source visualization software collaboration between CCMC, Linköping University and the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Jonas is studying a Master of Science in Media Technology and Engineering at Linköping University, Sweden, with a focus on multi-core programming and computer graphics.
Caitlin Bailey (MSU) Summer 2013 Space weather media intern Created space weather and CCMC videos, such as "What is the WSA-ENLIL model?". She is a graduate student at Montana State University pursuing a Master's of Fine Arts in Science and Natural History Filmmaking, class of 2015.
Victor Sand (Linköping University) February 2013-September 2013 Visualization Prototyping the efficient rendering of time-varying heliospheric models in real time. Victor received a Master of Science in Media Technology and Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden, in 2013.
Martin Törnros (Linköping University) November 2012-April 2013 Visualization Protoyping the visualization of heliospheric models using volumetric rendering. Martin received a Master of Science in Media Technology and Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden, in 2013. His project was presented at the AGU Fall Meeting 2012 and live in the Rose Center's Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
Ceren Kalafatoglu (Istanbul Technical University) Summer 2013 Ph. D. degree in Meteorological Engineering Research on 'Quantitative assessment of the ionosphere-thermosphere model performances for the orbit averaged storm time neutral density along the champ satellite track', using available ionosphere-thermosphere model runs performed by the CCMC along with the results provided by modelers. Also developed OAT (Orbit Averaging Tool) for determining the global response of the ionosphere-thermosphere system to a geomagnetic storm more easily and for cross examining and validating ionosphere-thermosphere model results with the measurements of the thermosphere from LEO satellites (e.g., CHAMP, GRACE).
Brian Curtis (George Mason University) Summer 2012 Model verification and validation of space weather models As an intern working at CCMC, Brian worked with the Kameleon development team and have contributed to the addition of the LFM model into Kameleon. This work has helped Brian complete his dissertation at GMU.


High School Interns

Name Starting and End Time Project/internship areas Notes
Beryl Hovis-Afflerbach
June - Aug 2018 Space weather forecasting and research Admitted to Caltech for 2018-2019
Austin Skipper
June - Aug 2018 Space weather forecasting and research Admitted to Washington Lee Univ. for 2018-19
Mary Aronne (James Hubert Blake High School) June 2012 - Aug 2012 Space weather forecasting Awardee of 2013 GSFC summer internship via National Space Club
James Wang (Centennial High) June 2012 - May 2013 Space weather forecasting and research Admitted into UCLA in the fall 2013
Joshua Villas (Don Bosco Cristo Rey work study program - for underprivileged and underpresented students) Oct 2012 - June 2013 Space weather forecasting Obtained 2013-2014 work study opportunity at NASA/GSFC with another scientist. Broadened his research experienceAdmitted into CUA in the fall 2014
Jennifer Mendez-Guerrero (Don Bosco Cristo Rey Work-study program) Oct 2012 - June 2013 Space weather forecasting Successfully completed the assigned tasks and satisfied the program requirement
Kiran Kang (South River High School) Oct 2012 - May 2013 Space weather research Her research earned her a lot awards at the science fair competition: Yale outstanding award in physics & astronomy; Lockheed Martin second place award; excellence in physics award; best research awardAwarded with student travel grant to Fall 2013 AGU to present her research results on the relationship between solar energetic particle radiation and coronal mass ejection propertiesAdmitted into Tufts Univ. starting Fall 2014
Rachel Morgan (Towson High School) Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 Space weather forecasting/research, summer only Awardee of 2014 GSFC summer internship via National Space Club (the 2nd time)Admitted into MIT -- Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Megha Pandya (Northwestern High School) June 2013 - Aug 2013 Space weather forecasting Successfully completed the internship
Dan Comberiate (Mount Saint Joseph High School) June 2013 - Dec 2013 Space weather forecasting/research Admitted into UMD -- College Park
Min Kang (Eleanor Roosevelt High School) Fall 2013 - May 2014 Space weather research Admitted into UMD -- College Park
Erica Chukwu (Don Bosco Cristo Rey Work-study program) Sep 2013 - June 2014 Space weather Successfully completed the assigned tasks and satisfied the program requirement
Richie Supkowski (in Pennsylvania, off-site) May 2013 - 2014 Space weather research 1st place and the Director’s Award at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition in May 2014


Intern Experiences:

July 23, 2012 Flare, CME, and SEP:
NASA CCMC Summer Interns Discuss
Exciting Space Weather Event

NASA CCMC Summer Interns Discuss
July 12, 2012 X1.4 Flare +
Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)


Intern Interviews:

Justin Boblitt
Space Weather Software/
Visualization Development Intern
Rachel Morgan
Space Weather Research Intern
Dhanesh Krishnarao, Space Weather Research Intern

Erin Quigley, Advanced Space Weather Intern

Anthony Pritchard, Space Weather Operations Intern

Caitlin Bailey, Space Weather Media Intern

Jack LaSota, Space Weather Software/Visualization Develoment Intern

Megha Pandya, Space Weather Research Intern

Zachary Titus, Space Weather Operation Intern

Corey Keller, Space Weather Operations Intern