Engineering hosts NSF internships in computational fluid dynamics

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Susan T. Brown, (808) 375-6821
Program Director, HARP, College of Engineering
H.R. Riggs, (808) 956-6566
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Posted: May 31, 2011

The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa College of Engineering’s High Performance Computing Applications in Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (HARP) starts today and will host 10 students for 10 weeks this summer on the UH Mānoa campus.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the HARP program will allow students to study computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with experts in the areas of tsunami modeling, micro pin-fin arrays and molecular dynamics simulations. Participating students will receive a weekly stipend of $425 and on-campus housing for the duration of the program. This is the second year of a three-year program. This year, the program has accepted nine students from the mainland and one from UH Mānoa, seven men and three women:
·        Benjamin Anderson, a junior from University of Minnesota
·        Adam Koenig, a senior from Wichita State University, Kansas
·        Nicholas McClendon, a junior from Rice University, Texas
·        Caleb Miles, a senior from Claremont McKenna College, California
·         Irina Patrikeeva, a senior from Rice University, Texas
·         Valerie Pezzullo, a senior from Florida State University
·         Matthew Storey, a senior from The Pennsylvania State University
·         Trent Thurston, a senior from Kansas State University
·         Steven Voinier, a senior from the College of New Jersey
·         Huiqing Yao, a junior from UH Mānoa
Presentations of their work are scheduled for August 3, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in Holmes Hall 287 and are open to the public.  
“Last year the students made some real advances using a package CFD code. This year’s students are exceptionally qualified to participate in the program and we are using an open source code. The mentors are all very excited,” said Susan T. Brown, director of HARP.