provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)

Work with us, and similar successes might be yours, too!

The stories featured on this page help illustrate the impact that SGCI has had on the science gateways community and, more broadly, the impact of our services and resources on science and engineering research and education. These success stories highlight the results of the work that we've completed one-on-one with clients and showcase the outcomes and accomplishments that result from the multiple opportunities we offer for learning and exchange.


2020 Summer Internship Reports: Soumya Purohit

Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.

Featured below is SGCI summer intern Soumya Purohit, a University of Missouri-Columbia.

"I learned and enhanced my existing skills in a couple of technology stack, including Python, ReactJS, JupyterHub, tornado, and REST API."

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am a second-year Computer Science Masters student studying at the University of Missouri-Columbia. At Mizzou, I worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant. My research areas of interest are blockchain technology and cloud computing. Last Summer 2019, I was a student intern at AT&T


Where did your Internship take place, and who did you work for?

I worked remotely in my internship. I worked with CUAHSI ( Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc).


What are some things that you learned as a result of this internship?

I learned and enhanced my existing skills in a couple of technology stack, including Python, ReactJS, JupyterHub, tornado, and REST API. With this internship experience, I was introduced to CUAHSI’s excellent staff, including my mentor and supervisor, who guided me throughout this journey.


Do you see yourself engaging with SGCI again in the future? Perhaps when you begin your career?

Yes, I would like to engage with SGCI, and I look forward to any future opportunities with the science gateways in full-time positions or any other career opportunities.


Anything else to add about your internship experience?

I want to thank my Professor, Prasad Calyam, who introduced me to the Science Gateways internship opportunity. I would also like to thank my mentor Jerad Bales and Supervisor Anthony Castronova, whom I worked closely with during my two and half months internship. They helped me and ensured that my experience was smooth. Lastly, I would like to thank SGCI and its staff. They allowed me to excel in my internship.


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