Success Stories

Caitlin Casey Receives Numerous Awards

Caitlin Casey Receives Numerous Awards

Caitlin Casey, a 2004 Space Grant Intern who worked with the Catalina Sky Survey, received numerous awards for achievement and leadership while at UA including Galileo Circle and Goldwater scholarships plus a prestigious Gates Scholarship to study Astronomy at Cambridge. We are proud to learn that she continues her "super-star" trajectory while reading for a PhD (expected in 2010) and serves as head of the student-led Gates Scholars Council. Kudos to Caitlin-we're glad to see you in such distinguished company!

Malcolm Gibson receives a NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

Congratulations to 2008 Intern Advisor Malcolm Gibson who received a NASA Aeronautics Scholarship which provides him with a fully-funded 10-week summer internship at a NASA facility. This scholarship also provides full-ride funding for the next two years.

Jennifer Stanley Heads to Washington!

Congratulations goes to Jennifer Stanley, a NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern working with Anne Thwaits and Barron Orr of the "GTK Trainer" website. Jennifer recently learned she was selected for the highly prestigious Washington Center Postgraduate Professional Development Program for a internship with the federal government for the summer 2009.

Airborne Metals Research by Fellow Theresa Foley

2008-2009 Graduate Fellow Theresa Foley was mentioned for her accomplishments in an article on the Superfund Basic Research Program at the University of Arizona website.

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All hail Chris Lewicki

In 1993 Christopher A. Lewicki a nineteen-year-old University of Arizona (UA) Aerospace Engineering sophomore received his first taste of NASA R&D through a 1993 AZSGC Undergraduate Research Internship and discovered an insatiable appetite for all things “space”! Through Space Grant he became an integral member of the NASA Mars Observer’s Gamma Ray Spectrometer and NEAR missions teams while his enthusiasm, growing expertise, and leadership qualities propelled him to the presidency of UA SEDS, SEDS USA, the NASA Academy at Goddard where his research received the summer’s top honors (1996), and a two-year Space Grant Graduate Fellowship to lead the first UA student satellite program (1997-1999)...

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Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

2008 Graduate Fellow Theresa Foley was featured in an Atmospheric Sciences article for her community envolvement with the Hispanic Community in the Tucson area. She works with the UA Superfund Basic Research Program (UA SBRP), US EPA and Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc (SERI), a Tucson community organization, to analyze and translate airborne metals data into useful information.

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Navajo Interns Featured in UANews Article

Three of our new 2008-2009 University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Interns were featured in a UANews article that was release on Friday September 12, 2008. Erin Boyd, Adriana Riggs, and Jennifer Stanley, all of whom are Navajo Nation University of Arizona students show how important Internships are for undergrads.

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UA Intern Features in UA News Article

UA Intern Features in UA News Article

We are really proud of Yuri Robeson, an exceptional student and wonderful human being. Yuri credits her Space Grant experience with teaching her that "everything is possible" and helping her discover and take advantage of a wealth of opportunities along her educational path. Utilizing many NASA education program "linkages"--a Space Grant Internship to a NASA MUST Scholarship to NASA Zero Gravity program participation, to acceptance into the NASA Robotics Academy--Yuri is well on her way to fulfilling her goal of joining the NASA workforce!

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UA Intern receives Science Excellence Award

UA Intern receives Science Excellence Award

Astronomy & Physics major Mary Anne Peters has been awarded the College of Science excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for 2008. She won this award for her work with Astronomy Professor Laird Close on BESSEL, which is an instrument for the Steward Observatory telescope. This instrument tested new technology (in collaboration with OSC Professor Grover Swartzlander and OSC graduate student Erin Ford) on-sky for the first time. This technology may, in the future, be utilized to image planets in other star systems. This is exciting because imaging extrasolar planets enables one to determine whether there is life beyond the Earth.

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'08 may prove to be a watershed year in large scale physics

'08 may prove to be a watershed year in large-scale physics

Eric Schwartz is a NASA Space Grant intern at the Arizona Daily Star. He is attending the American Association for the Advancement of Science general meeting this weekend as a student journalist with the National Association of Science Writers...

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