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Intern Class of 2005
Recently, CIS caught up with Allison Bright, one of our summer interns from back in 2005. She reminisced about her internship experience and updated us on what she's up to now.
Briefly describe what your research project involved.
My internship was primarily in the Document Restoration Lab working for Dr. Roger Easton. My tasks consisted primarily of imaging a document from the Crimean War era as well as processing the images to bring out the faded text. I also helped out occasionally in the MRI lab.
How did the internship influence or change you?
This experience was definitely a great introduction to collegiate level science programs and ultimately helped me choose my major - Imaging Science at RIT.
What are you up to now?
I am currently working for ITT Exelis as an Image Scientist in the Washington D.C. area. I have worked on a variety of projects ranging from processing LIDAR data to weather satellite imagery to modeling and simulation.
What are your future plans?
I plan to continue working in the field of Imaging Science. I would like to go back to school at some point in the next few years for a Masters degree in Computer Science with focus on image processing.
Would you recommend this experience to others?
Absolutely! It's a great introduction to working in a scientific field. Even if Imaging Science isn't your thing, it's still a great way to meet some new people, get a feel for the college experience, and have a really fun summer!
Allie graduated from Victor High School in 2006, after which she received a BS in Imaging Science with highest honors from RIT. Upon graduating in 2010, Allie was awarded the inaugural Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Faculty and Staff Award in recognition of her vast academic and research accomplishments.