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2012 Directed Energy Summer Intern (DESI) Program is Underway
Posted: 07/16/2012 by AFIT Public Affairs

The Center for Directed Energy (CDE), is once again participating in the Directed Energy Professional Society's (DEPS) Summer Intern Program funded by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL JTO) during the period of May 2012 through August 2012. During that timeframe, four undergraduate students participated in the program. During each student's experience, they conducted research that supported current AFIT research. AFIT MS and PhD students, faculty, and research staff members served as mentors for the interns. As a capstone event, each presented their research effort via a briefing at the ENP Physics seminar and have the opportunity to attend the 14th Annual Directed Energy Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While at the conference, each intern would have the opportunity to present their research.

Below is a listing of all four students who participated in the 2012 program:

DESI Intern & Home School AFIT Research Mentor Summer Research Focus
David Beal
Wright State University
Steven Fiorino, PhD Brownout Conditions & THz Imaging
Andrew Braun
University of Dayton
Salvatore Cusumano, PhD Speckle Studies using Full Wave Electromagnetic Technique
Jeffery Lewoczko
Union University
Michael Marciniak, PhD Dynamic Data Driven Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Reflectance Function (DDD-BRDF)
Nathan Wurst
Wright State University
Salvatore Cusumano, PhD Sensor Model GUI

Applications for the 2013 summer program will be accepted after the first of the year. Visit http://www.deps.org/DEPSpages/DEjobsummer.html for deadlines and additional information.

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