Dear Dr. Vitow, Mr. Sachs, Mr. Weinberg, and Dr. Runco,
I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity NSHAHS gave me to explore my passion for research, science, and computer science.
These past 10 weeks, I have been working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an intern on the Scientific Communications Team in the Office of the Associate Director for Science, within the Office of the Director of CDC.
For the last month, I have been developing a machine learning model to assist the CDC Library with categorizing and indexing articles published by CDC-affiliated authors as well as predicting media impact and relevance of articles to CDC strategic priorities with the ultimate goal of drastically simplifying or completely automating the selection of "top ten weekly publications" to feature on the CDC Library's "Science Clips" website.
Yesterday, I delivered an hour long presentation of my research to the director of the CDC Library, the directors of the Information and Technology Research and Development Department, senior library scientists, senior data and informatics scientists, senior medical officers, senior health scientists, senior epidemiologists, and others.
Long story short, I will be turning my model into a web service application and CDC will be using it each week to select featured articles on their library website.
None of this would have been possible if not for your guidance, encouragement, and mentorship at North Shore. I wanted to reach out and thank you because of that.
I hope that your summer is going well and wish you the best of luck in the future!
Have a great day and thank you again,
Student - Class of 2016