Undergraduate Interns 2002

Undergraduate Research Interns
Description

Carlson, Hannah

Hannah Carlson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Geosciences. She works with Julio Betancourt from Geosciences conducting research on "Physical and Biological responses to short and long-term climate variability in deserts."

Chavez, Melissa

Melissa Chavez is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering. She works with Gregg Garfin from ISPE conducting research on "Connections between Climate and Frost Occurrence in Southern Arizona."

Cockerham, Amanda

Amanda Cockerham is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Business and Public Administration. She works with Barron Orr from Arid Lands conducting research on being "Arizona Watershed Wise."

Cook, Rex

Rex Cook is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics. He works with Uwe Fink from PtyS conducting research on "CubeSat."

Corwon, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Corwon is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. He works with Stuart Hoenig from Electrical and Computer Engineering conducting research on "removal of water vapor from air, the system is simple and uses very little power."

Crites, Andrew

Andrew Crites is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Engineering/Math. He works with Uwe Fink from PtyS conducting research on "CubeSat."

Decker, Mark

Mark Decker is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Engineering. He works with Kevin Lansey from Civil Engineering conducting research on "Flash flood predictions using hydrologic modeling."

Denny, Angelita

Angelita Denny is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Civil Department. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Photolysis of Nitrogen Dioxide in Tucson."

Eldredge, Kimberly

Kimberly Eldredge is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Humanities. She works with Robert Merideth from Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy conducting research on "San Pedro River Projects."

Freeman, Stephanie

Stephanie Freeman is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with James Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Nutrient Nitrogen Cycling in Bioreactors: Project 1 Chemolithotrophic Denitrification in Continuous Bioreactors."

Gin, Tracy

Tracy Gin is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences. She works with Michael Drake from LPL conducting research on "Mars '07 focused study."

Gray, Sean

Sean Gray is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Business and Public Administration. He works with Joel Cuello from Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Energy Balance and Three-Dimensional Radiation Distribution of Electric Lamps for Advanced Space Life Support."

Hartness, Nievita

Nievita Hartness is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geoscience. She works with Elizabeth Turtle from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Search for evidence for ground ice on Mars."

Hertzfeld, Michelle

Michelle Hertzfeld is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in International Studies. She works with Charles Hutchinson from Arid Lands conducting research on "NASA Science Assimilation."

Huelskamp, Michelle

Michelle Huelskamp is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with Leslie 'Pez' Owen from Flandrau Science Center conducting research on "Science Literacy Development in K-12 Planetarium Programs."

Jaeggli, Sarah

Sarah Jaeggli is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy. She works with Tim Slater from Astronomy conducting research on "Identification of Astronomy Education Misconceptions."

Kopala, Damon

Damon Kopala is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Scienes. He works with William H. Wing from Physics conducting research on "CubeSat 1."

Kumar, Rachit

Rachit Kumar is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physiology. He works with Gene Giacomelli from AG & Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Food Production Systems for Space."

Lauser, Jacob

Jacob Lauser is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering & Mines. He works with Christopher Walker from Astronomy conducting research on the "Upgrade of Sttudent Radio Telescope."

Lemieux, Andrew

Andrew Lemieux is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Biochemisty and Molecular Biophysics. He works with Mark Witten from Pediatrics conducting research on "Gender Differences in Fluid Distribution in a Rat Simulated Microgravity Model."

Liga, Michael

Michael Liga is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. He works with John Kupfer from Geography and Regional Development conducting research on "Coupling remote sensing, GIS and field surveys to assess and map forest attributes in Valles Caldera National Preserve."

Little, Edward

Edward Little is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy/Physics. He works with R. Mark Wagner from Astronomy conducting research on "Implementation of an Astronomical Spectrograph at the 61' Kuiper Telescope."

Maish, Katherine

Katherine Maish is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy/Physics. She works with Jonathan Lunine from LPL conducting research on "NGST and extrasolar planets."

McCloskey, Scott

Scott McCloskey is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with William H. Wing from Physics conducting research on "CubeSat 1."

McLamarrah, Shawn

Shawn McLamarrah is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics/Astronomy. He works with James Muzerolle from Steward Observatory conducting research on "Clues to Planet Formation: A SIRTF Survey for Circumstellar Disks."

McQueen, Frances

Frances McQueen is a University of Arizona Sophomore. She works with Dante Lauretta from LPL conducting research on "Meteorite Analysis and Early Solar System Environments."

Miller, Thomas

Thomas Miller is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Geosciences. He works with David Crown from the Planetary Science Institute conducting research on "Mapping Lava Flow Fields on Mars."

Morrow, Amanda

Amanda Morrow is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. She works with Michael Meyer from Astronomy conducting research on "Are we on the Right Track? Testing Pre-main Sequence Evolutionary Theory with Observations."

Muliyil, Jayanti

Jayanti Muliyil is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Microbial Processes in Astroenvironments: Microbial Respiration of Metalloids."

Murray, Lucas

Lucas Murray is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geography. He works with Andrew Comrie from Geography & Reg Dev conducting research on "Satellite Mapping of Potential Fugitive Dust Pollution Sources in Ambos Nogales."

Ng, Sharon

Sharon Ng is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in English. She works with Ralph Lorenz from LPL conducting research on "Hitchhiker's Guide to Titan."

Patel, Sushma

Sushma Patel is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. She works with Charles Gerba from Soil,Water and Environmental Science conducting research on "Use of Aquatic plants and wetlands to treat wastewater."

Robertson-Tessi, Mark

Mark Robertson-Tessi is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy/Physics. He works with Ralph Lorenz from LPL conducting research on "Visions of Titan : Artistic Impressions of Titan's Landscape."

Ruelle, Chris

Chris Ruelle is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Hermann Fasel from Aerospace and Mechanical conducting research on "Active Control of Separation for Aerospace Vehicles."

Saints, Jonathan

Jonathan Saints is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in IDS International Studies/University College. He works with Barron Orr from Arid Lands conducting research on "Arizona Watershed Wise."

Sammons, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Sammons is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geoscience. He works with Willem Van Leeuwen from Office of Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Landscape and soil degradation risk assessment for Arizona."

Scott, Joseph

Joseph Scott is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics. He works with Robert Arnold from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Measuring estrogenic activity in reclaimed water."

Shaffer, Stephen

Stephen Shaffer is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics Math Astronomy. He works with Mike Parker from Rincon Research Corp. conducting research on "Minature Sensors."

Shah, Nehal

Nehal Shah is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She works with Chieri Kubota from Plant Sciences conducting research on "Plant production for space."

Tudor, Benjamin

Benjamin Tudor is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Fine Arts. He works with Debra Colodner from Flandrau Science Center conducting research on "Workshop Development at Flandrau Science Center."

Umehara, Yui

Yui Umehara is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. She works with Tim Konski from the Arizona Daily Star as a student science writing intern.

Vo, John

John Vo is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Wendell Ela from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Arsenic Desorption from Water Treatment Solids."

Wilkinson, Lucas

Lucas Wilkinson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with Roger Bales from Hydrology and Water Resources conducting research on "Chemical Analysis of Polar Ice Cores and Snow Samples."

Wodrich, Justin

Justin Wodrich is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Alfonso Ortega from AME conducting research on "Experimental Measurement of Thermal Green's Functions."