Where Are They Now?
Omar Awan
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering -
UNC-Chapel Hill

“Shodor gave me a good background with Java and programming. I also developed professionally … having to meet deadlines and have workgroups definitely helped as I moved to college.”

  • Shodor Intern, 2002
  • Shodor Research Apprentice, 2004
  • B.S. in Applied Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill, 2008
  • Worked as biomedical researcher, 3 summers

Ruthie Cogan
Mathematics Teacher
Baruch College Campus High School

“Shodor helped open my eyes to various resources available for Mathematics Teachers (i.e. Interactive). In addition, Shodor helped me gain valuable professional experience, working with others, and gaining greater confidence in my understanding of technology (which was very small when I came).”

  • Shodor Intern, summer 2005
  • Shodor Correspondent in Michigan, fall 2005
  • Teacher’s College Columbia University, 2007 – M.A. in Mathematics Education
  • Michigan State University, 2006 – B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in History
  • Newton Fellow with Math for America

Emily Mitchell Drake
Division Assistant
Health & Human Service -
Craven Community College

“I was very shy when I began at Shodor, but I was thrown into the work with many other interns. I learned to open up and become more comfortable with myself, in order to become more comfortable working with others .”

  • Shodor Intern, Summer 2004
  • Meredith College, 2005 – B.S. in Computer Information Systems; minor in Mathematics and Business Administration
  • New Bern High School, 2001
  • Currently enrolled in the Master of Library Science Program at East Carolina University

Monte Evans
Hueism Software

“I believe my experience at Shodor offers me limitless opportunities . I am so excited because my future is so optimistic. I have so many possibilities.”

  • Shodor “Post Bac” Staff, 2005-2007
  • Shodor’s First Intern, 1996-2005
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009 — Master of Science in Information Science
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004 — BS in Computer Science
  • NC School of Science and Mathematics

Will Jeck
Medical School Student
UNC-Chapel Hill

“Shodor nurtured... my interest in programming, without which I would not have been able to do the work that I am doing now. There is a direct line between the skills I learned at Shodor and the success in college and beyond .”

  • Shodor Intern, 1999-2001
  • Pomona College, 2005
  • CE Jordan High School, 2001
  • A Publication was accepted in the Oxford Journal of Bioinformatics

Shilpa Khatri
Graduate Student
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences - NYU

“I gained on a lot of... understanding of how to program something that will be used by others. Also, I learned about the importance of computational science and how teaching it can be very difficult if you don’t have the right information and materials... It was a great experience to have to plan classes and code with others...”

  • Shodor Intern, 2001 - 2003
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
  • North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, 1999
  • Fifth year graduate student at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences – NYU

Jon Phillips
Researcher - Natural Language Processing

“Shodor provides the possibility for interns to work on a wide variety of different projects and develop a unique set of skills. I was able to develop technical ability in software development writing really cool software—and at the same time would be planning and teaching lessons for the middle school math workshops during the summer.”

  • Shodor Intern, 1998-2002
  • Traveled to Germany for Shodor to work with students and teachers who were using Project Interactive
  • Georgetown University, 2006 – M.S. in Linguistics
  • North Carolina State University, 2003 – B.S. in Computer Science
  • North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, 1999
  • Worked at a startup software company, I3 Mobile

Michael Reckhow
Program Manager
adCenter, Microsoft

“Shodor... provided the freedom to explore my interests in technology in ways that I did not have an opportunity to in school. Take advantage of the opportunity to work closely with Shodor’s scientists – this experience doing research and presenting your ideas effectively will be very valuable moving forward.”

  • Shodor Intern, summer 2001 - 2004
  • Harvard University, 2006 – B.S. in Decision & Control Engineering
  • Riverside High School, 2002
  • Co-founder of an online textbook company
  • Director of E-Commerce for Let’s Go

Greg Rubinstein
Undergraduate Student
California Institute of Technology

“Shodor helped me in many ways. First off, through Shodor, I became more competent in using computers and in programming in several languages. In addition, Shodor improved my team-working skills , as I was often working with several other people on a project, and so I had to collaborate with these other people in order to successfully complete the project.”

  • Shodor Intern, summer 2004-2005
  • North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, 2007
  • Researched in a science lab at Duke University through the Howard Hughes program
  • Worked in an applied math lab at the University of North Carolina
  • Earned recognition as a Siemens Research Competition Semifinalist

Karthik Sekar
Undergraduate Student
UNC-Chapel Hill

“I could write a book on the many ways Shodor helped me, but I’ll stick with the main points: I learned how to best approach a project that I wasn’t completely sure how to do; I learned how to work with other people ; I learned how to use OS X and Unix, which has completely changed the way I use computers ; I learned how to rely on meta-cognitive abilities, which are infinitely more important in the real world than cognitive ones.”

  • Shodor Intern, 2004-2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009 – B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, 2005
  • Residential Networker for the University
  • Research Assistant with Dr. Shawn Gomez at UNC
  • Teaching Assistant for the class: The Biology of Cancer at UNC
  • Participant in the Duke Talent Identification Program