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Thu, 07/13/2017

Our last spotlight of the week is Xu Li, Geographic Information Science.

Xu earned his B.S. in Remote Sensing Science and Technology from Wuhan University in his home country of China. While he was there, he was involved in modeling contests, academic projects and internships as a modeling engineer and programmer. In May 2015 he published “An Extensible Simulation Framework for Diagnosing the Execution of Geospatial Web Service.” This summer he is putting all of his GIS knowledge to work at the CyberGIS Center here at the University of Illinois where he is working with the supercomputer Roger, building servers and more. 

Xu is advised by Dr. Shakil Kashem of the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science in the School of Earth, Society and Environment housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Tue, 07/11/2017

Our midweek spotlight is Emily Rogier, Agricultural Production student specializing in Sustainable Production Systems.

Emily’s University of Illinois journey began as an undergraduate studying Agricultural and Consumer Economics with minors in Animal Sciences and Agriculture Safety and Health. During this time, she became intrigued with sustainable practices, environmental and agriculture policies, especially ones affecting developing countries. Emily loves to travel and has studied abroad in China and Sierra Leone. This summer, she is working for the Illinois Farm Bureau working as a Governmental Affairs and Commodities Division intern where she is involved in everything from social media to helping plan the Farm Income and Innovations Conference. Her favorite thing so far – getting to do something new every day and seeing how the policies and resolutions of her division are affecting local farmers and projects. 

Mon, 07/10/2017

Our first spotlight of the week is Huahua “Wawa” Ouyang, Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Wawa obtained her B.S. in Food Science and Industry at Iowa State University. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a lab research assistant, she also completed a food chemistry internship at Ganzhou Institute for Food and Drug Control in her home country of China. Wawa’s passion for both food science and travel has led her to France this summer where she is studying abroad and doing an internship with Rose des Arts, an organic rose garden in Southern France that breeds roses for the perfume industry. Some of her responsibilities this summer include tending to roses and writing recipes! 

Wed, 07/05/2017

Our final spotlight of the week is Stephanie Zhang, Geographic Information Science student.

Stephanie’s interest in GIS started during her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. There she obtained her B.A. in Urban Studies and decided to minor in both Geographical Information System & German Studies. It is no surprise that Stephanie’s main interest in is urban GIS and her goal is to help manage cities with her knowledge. This summer Stephanie is using her GIS prowess as an intern with Dow AgroSciences at University of Illinois Research Park.

The Illinois PSM GIS program is coordinated by the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science inside the School of Earth, Society and Environment. This Liberal Arts and Sciences program is advised by Dr. Shakil Kashem.

Wed, 07/05/2017

Today’s student spotlight is Andriyana Santi, Technical Systems Management Student.

Santi earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Food Technology minor from the Institute of Technology Bandung in her home country of Indonesia. Santi’s interest is the supply chain management aspects of the food industry. She hopes to combine her Engineering, Food, and Business backgrounds to enhance production, safety, and quality in her family ran fermented soybean business. Santi is gaining hands-on experience this summer with fermented soybeans, also known as tempeh with a small startup Smiling Hara Tempeh in Barnardsville, North Carolina. 

The Illinois PSM Technical Systems Management program is coordinated by the top-ranked Agricultural and Biological Engineering program. TSM students are advised by Dr. Richard Cooke and Dr. Paul Davidson.

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