Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tech Trails: Rising Sophs

Joel led the team in assists and steals
Tech Trails tracks summer plans of Caltech basketball players -- from SURFs (summer undergraduate research fellowships) to related work in the fields of math, science, and engineering.

Rising sophomores Bryan Joel and Andrew Hogue had tremendous freshman campaigns. They proved themselves as playmakers and scorers and finished in the program's top 10 in 3-point percentage for a season. And this summer, they are showing their might in the workforce.

Hogue scored in double figures 14 times
Joel is interning in Bethesda, Maryland for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. He is working on a couple different projects that will help make certain devices on Navy ships more effective and help sailors safely manage their environment.

Hogue is living on campus while he interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Protocol Technology Lab working in the field of Deep Space Networking. He is helping optimize combinations of protocol used to send transmissions between spacecraft, satellites, and mission control.