Zach Ash

Zach is an undergraduate at Grand Valley State University, double majoring in engineering and computer science.  He joined the BIP hive scale project as a software developer in January 2015 and works under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Engelsma.  Zach is currently focused on unit and integration testing.  His job is basically to help save…

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Kirthi “Sam” Samson

Sam is a graduate assistant in Grand Valley State University’s School of Computing, working under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Engelsma.  He joined the BIP hive scale portal project as a software developer in January 2015.  Sam’s role involves implementing new feature and squishing bugs (but not bees) in the existing software. Sam’s undergraduate studies…

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David Qorashi

David has been a key contributor to the software behind the BIP Hive Scale Portal.  He works as a graduate assistant in Grand Valley State University’s School of Computing, under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Engelsma.   Utilizing his expertise with the Ruby on Rails framework, David has implemented a significant part of the existing…

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Jonathan Engelsma

Jonathan Engelsma is an Associate Professor of computer science at Grand Valley State University, where he is responsible for the Bee Informed Partnership’s hive scale portal implementation.  Jonathan lead’s GVSU’s Mobile Applications and Services Laboratory and has numerous publications and patents in mobile computing. Dr. Engelsma earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University…

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Sam Abban

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Samuel Abban is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland Bees Lab working as part of the NHBS and BIP teams. He conducts miticides assays on survey samples to determine the effectiveness of miticides application in reducing varroa mite population.  He received a BS degree in Biochemistry from Washington Adventist University. Before joining the Lab,…

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Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland as a part of the Bee Informed Partnership.  Before joining BIP in 2014, she received her Master’s degree in Entomology under Dr. Paula Shrewsbury at UMD.  Her thesis research was on biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug.  Having been raised on…

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Steven Smith

Steven Smith is taking on the role of apiary manager at the University of Maryland. His initial interest in honey bees began when he took a beekeeping course at Purdue University where he completed his BS in entomology in 2011. Further pursuing his passion for insects, Steven completed his MS in entomology at Purdue in 2014…

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Shayne Madella

Shayne Madella is a Faculty Research Assistant at the University of Maryland as part of the Bee Informed Partnership.  She specializes in molecular biology lab work which includes the extraction and quantification of honey bee virus’ for the APHIS National Honey Bee Survey.  She also helps with varroa, nosema and tropilalaep sample processing with the BIP…

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Michael Andree

Based out of the Butte County Cooperative Extension in Oroville, CA  Michael Andree is a member of the “Bee Team” created by the Bee Informed Partnership as a tool to help bridge the gap between scientists and beekeepers. The team works directly with bee breeders in the field and has been coined as those with…

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