Andrew Thompson



Hello, my name is Andrew Thompson. I am a native of Columbia, South Carolina. I currently am a sophomore at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. I am working on my bachelor's degree in Computer Science. After receiving my undergraduate's degree; I will attempt to obtain my master's degree and Ph.D. I plan to use these degrees to teach in the field of Computer Science.

Being in the Undergraduates Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Space Science here at Elizabeth City State University has broaden my scope of ways in which Computer Science can be utilized. There is a niche or can be a niche for Computer Science in every field. Along with learning how to swim, going on field trips to swamps and beaches, and learning boating safety we have also learned HTML, JavaScript, basic concepts of the Unix system, and how to diagnose local watersheds along with other activities.

I am a member of the Bottlenose Dolphin Occurrence off the Virginia Coastline and its relationship to Sea Surface Temperature. Under the guidance of Kevin Foss we tracked the bottlenose dolphin throughout the waterways of Virginia and North Carolina. Using GIS tracking, and common dolphin behavior we studied the correlation of the highly intelligent bottlenose dolphins and sea surface temperature.