Past Internship Cohorts

2021 Cohort

Djalia Umutangampundu

LinkedIn: Djalia Umutangampundu

Summary: Internship program’s concentration was in the immersive data of the technical focus matrix and the downstream users of space data being remote sensing for earth observation. During her internship program she gathered the tools she needed to support her master’s thesis “Non-Revenue Water on the Operation of African Water Utilities: Case studies of Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire”. Earned certifications in tools such as Digital Earth Africa (DEA), Udacity’s AWS Machine Learning Scholarship and other platforms for Geospatial Information System (GIS) to support her research.

Currently: Programs Technical Officer and Leading Water Observations from Space (WOfS) at African Water Association (Afwa)

Jeru-Dade Simpson

LinkedIn: Jeru-Dade Simpson

Summary: Supporting the simulation efforts to support the East African Spaceport Feasibility Study. Instructor at StellarXplorers summer camp, taught AGI STK and earned a level 1 certification along the way. Running missions to highly value orbits depending on the market trends of and use data for analysis. Parameters such as fuel consumed per mission and using equatorial launch site as a baseline for comparisons for analysis.

Currently: Manufacturing Engineer at ITT Enidine

2020 Cohort

Dennis Powon

LinkedIn: Dennis Pkemoi

Summary: Chosen research project was using machine learning for predictive maintenance on data for a Rexnort ZA-2115 bearing generated by the center of Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) at the University of Cincinnati. Review, interpret, and analyze the current data on Health and Usage Monitoring Systems(HUMS). Machine learning models were created using Python specifically leveraging frameworks such as Keras and TensorFlow. Dataset was obtained from the NASA prognostic center of excellence data repository.

Currently: L3Harris Technologies

Jolene Pyronneau

LinkedIn: Jolene Pyronneau

Summary: Developing and leading corrosion detection and prevention research project for aircraft landing gears. Analyzing existing landing gear compression and tension loads to improve composite landing gear components. Managing submittal of research proposals for technical conferences and peer review.

Currently: Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Student | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute