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Webinar Organizing Committee

Webinar Organizing Committee

Sustainable Horizons Institute is delighted to have dedicated individuals to serve on our Webinar Organizing Committee. The committee arranges and conducts a quarterly webinar series as part of the Mentor Protege Newsletter. If you would like to join this committee, email info@shinstitute.org with your name, preferred email address, and institution/organization to get involved.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper received a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from the University of New England in Maine, where she did research in computational chemistry and using motion capture technology. She is now a graduate student the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the Genome Science & Technology program,where she is completing her dissertation research at Oak… Continue reading

Colleen Heinemann

Colleen Heinemann received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She now is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying scientific visualization and its combination with High Performance Computing. In addition, she works for the Data Analytics and Visualization Group at the Lawrence Berkeley… Continue reading

Anna-Sophia Hirst

Anna has earned a B.S. in Mathematics and is currently a graduate student, pursuing a M.S. in Mathematics. She likes learning about various topics in applied mathematics and especially enjoys logic puzzles and riddles. In her free time, Anna is an avid baker and has just recently taught herself how to crochet. Anna is excited… Continue reading

Pooja Rao

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My research is focused on numerical heat transfer modeling in the thermal protection system materials during atmospheric reentry of the spacecraft. In the past, I have worked on developing high fidelity numerical algorithms for studying… Continue reading

Melissa Romanus

Melissa Romanus is a graduate student pursuing a joint-PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics. She currently works on the DataSpaces project under the direction of Dr. Manish Parashar as part of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2). She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Computer Engineering in… Continue reading

Wendi Sapp

Wendi has earned a B.S. and a M.S. in Chemistry and has performed research in computational chemistry and physics. Now, she is a graduate student in the Mathematics program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is excited to see where this change of research field leads her. Wendi has interests in science communication,… Continue reading