Success Stories

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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Brent Morgan, Rubik Master!

Brent Morgan, Rubik Master!

2006-2007 University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Intern Brent Morgan was featured in a UA Physics article for his placement in the world's best rubik's championship. He placed 20th amung over 300 people from around the world.

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David Zahn, Weekly UA Success Stories!

David Zahn - Weekly UA Success Stories!

2006-2007 UA Undergraduate Research Intern Daivd Zahn was featured in the University of Arizona's weekley success stories for his lab work with Dr. Yurkanin and he goals of attending medical school in 2008.

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Early Success for Space Grant Interns

Early Success for Space Grant Interns

Adria Brooks, 2006 UA Space Grant Intern and OSIRIS student Deputy-Principal Investigator, has been awarded a NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) scholarship. As part of this scholarship Adria receives a one-year tuition scholarship of $10,000 and a $5,000 stipend to participate in a summer research experience at a NASA center.

Congratulations Adria!

Geniuses who will change your life

Geniuses who will change your life

1999 Space Grant Fellow Margaret Turnbull was featuring in a CNN article titled, "Genuisnes who will change your life" for her research concerning aliens.

"Turnbull's mind-blowing patience has paid off. In 2015, NASA will be launching its Terrestrial Planet Finder, which will use space telescopes to look for planets beyond our solar system, and it'll start with the stars on Turnbull's short list. In other words, nobody's laughing at Turnbull's search for aliens now" (Eric Furman, CNN).

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Dr. Natasha Johnson was one of our first!

Dr. Natasha Johnson was one of our first!

Dr. Natasha Johnson was one of our first UA/NASA Space Grant Interns. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 with BS degrees in Math, Geology, Computer Science and Physcis. She is currently working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Extraterrestrial Physics as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate and has written many publications to support her work.

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Graduate Fellow Nick Rattray won a Fullbright

Graduate Fellow Nick Rattray won a Fullbright

UA/NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellow Nick Rattray was awared a Fulbright Grant to study disability issues in Ecuador.

Congradulations Nick!

Three UA Navajo Students Graduate With Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering

Three UA Navajo Students Graduate With Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering

1992-93 Space Grant Undergraduate Intern Julius Yellowhair graduates from the University of Arizona with a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences.

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Space Grant group helps build scientific knowledge

Space Grant group helps build scientific knowledge

"I was responsible for analyzing MRI scans of patients with brain tumors using an imaging software. I had to develop a new technique to look at areas of the brain for changes in before and after radiation treatment in an attempt to detect radiation effects." -Joshua Lucio

University of Arizona Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern Joshua Lucio was featured in the Arizona Daily Star (4/18/07) written by Valarie Potell.

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