Colonial Williamsburg Internship Abstract

My name is Emily Knoche, and I am a rising junior at the College with a double major in Global Studies and French.  I am very excited to be a part of the Woody Museum Studies Internship Program this summer as I am considering a career in this field.  My internship is through the Collections, Conservation, and Museums division of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  I have a strong background in historic interpretation and guiding tours, but this will be my first experience with some of the more behind-the-scenes aspects of museum operations, so I am very much looking forward to all the learning opportunities this internship will allow me.

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Abstract: Phillips Collection Internship

Hello! My name is Sarah Farver and I am a rising senior, majoring in History and minoring in Art History, at the College of William & Mary. I am honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the Woody Internship in Museum Studies, and extremely excited to spend the summer interning at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.! As America’s first museum of modern art, the Phillips Collection has a prestigious reputation for housing prominent works from the Impressionist to Abstract Expressionist movements, yet the museum stays true to its original message as it continues promoting contemporary artists and their works. I look forward to working in an art museum that stays in tune with today’s evolving art scene, and seeing how the museum conveys art’s transformations by juxtaposing the old with the new.

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Abstract: Geospatial Economic Research in Uganda

In partnership with AidData and the Economic Policy Research Center in Kampala Uganda, I will conduct geospatial research on a variety of topics. Chief among these will be analyzing new trade avenues that have sprung up between Uganda and the newly formed South Sudan. In order to conduct this analysis, ArcGIS geospatial software will be used to generate geocoded maps of trade flows. In addition, topics related to healthcare and aid interventions will be explored, including infant mortality. Geospatial comparisons will be made between health outcomes and aid interventions in the East African Region in order to identify gaps in coverage. This research will be conducted full time for 10 weeks in Kampala, Uganda.

Abstract: GED Programming in Correctional Facilities

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The purpose of this study is to examine GED programming in correctional facilities by:

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Abstract: Smart Garbage Software Development in Israel

The Internet of Garbage (IoG) is a term coined by GreenQ which means applying data analysis concepts to garbage and municipal maintenance facilities. GreenQ is a startup software company in Israel that develops software to analyze garbage consumption so municipal authorities can more efficiently pick up garbage.  The subject of this research will be twofold: I will be working for this startup in Jerusalem where I will work in close proximity with a software development team  team to develop a dashboard for a stronger user interface for the end user, and  optimization of their smart garbage analysis. The second part of my research will be in startup culture and the tech sector in Israel, a nation well known for its tech savviness, and its embrace of new technologies in all aspects of its wellbeing. This research is important because Americans produce more waste per capita than most developed countries, and it is an area where increased efficiency in garbage collection would go a long way in improving the efficiency of cities and American consumption habits.