I am an undergraduate student from the University of Wisconsin at Madison planning to graduate spring 2009 with a BS in computer science. I spent the summer at Texas A&M as part of the Distributed Mentor Program. My research over the summer was about developing matrix algorithms for STAPL using the highly optimized external libraries BLAS and PBLAS. My adviser was Dr Nancy Amato. Antal Buss, a Ph.D. student here, also provided a lot of help with the project. I worked on the project together with fellow DMP student Adam Fidel.