From left to right: Charlette Cross from Warren, AR. (CIS), Jonathan Ayres from Ruston, LA. (SIS), Seth Mankin from Watson, AR. (CIS), and Jonah Freeman from Monticello, AR. (SIS). They are the first participants in the virtual internship program.
The four interns are working for NETSCO, Inc., of Research Triangle Park, NC., a services company that specializes in large-scale enterprise applications. The students are assisting company programmers to develop an Internet-based disaster reporting system, using geographic information, database, and World Wide Web applications. The interns coordinate their work efforts with Mr. Burak Serdar, NETSCO's advising engineer, using e-mail, telephone, and weekly conference calls. The interns receive an hourly stipend for the 10-12 hours a week that they work on the internship project.