Work on Semantic Web, Wireless Sensors, is Recognized

At Ursinus, Michelle Tanco 2014 has explored the “semantic web,” wireless sensor networks, and interned at a company where she learned several new technologies. She is the recipient of an Upsilon Pi Epsilon scholarship award based on her academic record, extracurricular activities, and recommendations.  

Michelle Tanco

Each summer, the Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, which was founded in 1967 at Texas A & M, evaluates applicants from both undergraduate and graduate levels. Michelle is one of seven students to have won a special recognition award.

As a 2012 Summer Research Fellow, she studied a web system created to enable users to search for information based on the meaning of their search terms rather than the syntax. Currently, she is studying connected dominating sets in wireless sensor networks for honors research. As an intern in Information Technology at United States Liability Insurance Group, she wrote a sorting algorithm and worked with technologies including MVC, Silverlight, and Jquery.

Tanco, of Auburn, Wash., is also a peer docent at the Berman Museum of Art. She has been named to the Dean’s List and presented at the Celebration of Student Achievement  (COSA).