Undergraduate Interns 2005

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Achilles, Cherie

Achilles, Cherie

Cherie Achilles is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with The Phoenix Mission from the Lunar and Planetary Lab.

Aversa, Alan

Aversa, Alan

Alan Aversa is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics. He works with Michael Meyer from Astronomy conducting research on "Distinguishing Stars and Planets: Disentangling the IMF and the Companion Mass Ratio Distribution."

Barnes, Stephanie

Barnes, Stephanie

Stephanie Barnes is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. She works with the Phoenix Mission from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research.

Bonicillo, Susan

Bonicillo, Susan

Susan Bonicillo is a University of Apizona Junior majoring in Humanities. She works with Ignacio Ibarra from Arizona Daily Star conducting research.

Chandler, Kevin

Chandler, Kevin

Kevin Chandler is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Biochemistry. He works with Andrew Comrie from Geography conducting research on "Seasonal Frequency and Intensity of Daily Rainfall."

Clark, Deena

Clark, Deena

Deena Clark is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Veterinary Science and Microbiology. She works with Charles Gerba from Soil, Water, and Environmental Science conducting research on "Disinfection for graywater reuse on space craft."

Cornia, Jesse

Cornia, Jesse

Jesse Cornia is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Eller College of Management. He works with Doug Lombardi from Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Phoenix Mars Mission E/PO Program."

Craven, Jill

Craven, Jill

Jill Craven is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in chemical engineering. She works with Sergio Mendes from Chemistry/Optical Sciences conducting research on "Investigation of Structure/Function in Biomolecular Assemblies using Optical Waveguides."

Davison, Jennifer

Davison, Jennifer

Jennifer Davison is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Wildlife Science. She works with Willem van Leeuwen from Office of Arid Lands Studies/Arizona Remote Sensing Center conducting research on "Monitoring Vegetation Recovery of Retired Croplands with Field and Satellite data."

Della-Giustina, Daniella

Della-Giustina, Daniella

Daniella Della-Giustina is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. She works with Dante Lauretta from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Trace-Element Cosmochemistry."

Dietrich, Katherine

Dietrich, Katherine

Katherine Dietrich is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Soil, Water, & Environmental Science. She works with Chieri Kubota from Plant Sciences conducting research on "Enhancing nutritional value of tomato, a candidate crop grown in space."

Escobedo, Magdalena

Escobedo, Magdalena

Magdalena Escobedo is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Education. She works with Sharon Megdal from Water Resources Research Center and Agricultural and Resource Economics conducting research on "Water Management in Arizona."

Farnsworth, Rayna

Farnsworth, Rayna

Rayna Farnsworth is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in IDS. She works with Paul Robbins from Geography and Regional Development conducting research on "Environmental History of the Mosquito in Southern Arizona."

Foster, Matthew

Foster, Matthew

Matthew Foster is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with Serena Kim from Astronomy conducting research on "Nature or Nurture: Probing Star Formation in Diverse Environments."

Franke, Chad

Franke, Chad

Chad Franke is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering. He works with Ralph Lorenz from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Windchill on Mars and Earth."

Friedman, Andrew

Friedman, Andrew

Andrew Friedman is a The University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with Leo Lopes from Systems and Industrial Engineering conducting research on "Human Guided Optimization Modeling."

Fry, Brendan

Fry, Brendan

Brendan Fry is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry conducting research on "Microwave Spectroscopy."

Garber, Joshua

Garber, Joshua

Joshua Garber is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Economics (Social and Behavioral Sciences). He works with Kevin Lansey from Civil Engineering conducting research on "Application of water resources simulation model."

Heeley, Mary

Heeley, Mary

Mary Heeley is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She works with Kevin Kremeyer from PM&AM Research conducting research on "Laser Scattering to Probe Ballast Water."

Hembree, Meri

Hembree, Meri

Meri Hembree is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Jill Bechtold from Astronomy conducting research on "Search for Absorbers Towards X-ray Bright Quasars."

Kiani, Shiva

Kiani, Shiva

Shiva Kiani is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Creative Writing and Fine Arts. She works with Douglas Isbell from NOAO Office of Public Affairs & Educational Outreach conducting research on "Kitt Peak 50th Anniversary Materials."

Leone, Dominic

Leone, Dominic

Dominic Leone is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering. He works with Donald Davis from International Dark-sky Association conducting research on "A Nation-wide Sight Brightness Measurement Program: Phase I."

Manon, Ryan

Manon, Ryan

Ryan Manon is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in General Biology. She works with Susan Moran from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on "A Multi-Temporal Analysis of Landsat Satellite Imagery."

Marr, Kyle

Marr, Kyle

Kyle Marr is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Paul Blowers from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Estimation of Atmospheric Lifetimes and Global Warming Potentials of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds."

Mattson, Sarah

Mattson, Sarah

Sarah Mattson is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mathematics. She works with Stephen Yool and Willem van Leeuwen from Geography conducting research on "Multi-sensor performance characterization of Post-Fire Regeneration in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona."

Merickel, Seth

Merickel, Seth

Seth Merickel is a Pima Community College/University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. He works with Kenneth Johns from physics conducting research on "Probing Inner Space with the Fermilab Tevatron."

Moeller, John

Moeller, John

John Moeller is a The University of Arizona Senior majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences/Philosophy. He works with Barron Orr from Arid Lands conducting research on "Building Arizona's Wildfire Prevention Capacity through Geospatial Technology."

Nelson, Joshua

Nelson, Joshua

Joshua Nelson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy / Physics. He works with Uwe Fink and Doug Lombardi (ASCEND!) from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research.

Paski, Joyanna

Paski, Joyanna

Joyanna Paski is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She works with Mark Nearing from Ag and Bio Eng & ARS SWRC conducting research on "Assessment of 10 years of Sediment Data from SE Arizona."

Quiroz, Daniel

Quiroz, Daniel

Daniel Quiroz is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Computer Science. He works with Michael Crimmins from Soil, Water, & Env. Science conducting research on "Exploratory Data Analysis of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Environmental Mesonet Data."

Rivera, Esther

Rivera, Esther

Esther Rivera is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Anthropology/Spanish. She works with Philip Heilman from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on "Geologic and Soil Influences on Ecological Sites."

Robeson, Yuridia

Robeson, Yuridia

Yuridia Robeson is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with Uwe Fink and Doug Lombardi (ASCEND!) from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research.

Rodriguez, Rebeca

Rodriguez, Rebeca

Rebeca Rodriguez is a Universtiy of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with Uwe Fink and Doug Lombardi (ASCEND!) from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research.

Root, Jenna

Root, Jenna

Jenna Root is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Veterinary Science and Microbiology . She works with Steve Archer from School of Natural Resources conducting research on "Assessing the Consequences of Land Cover Change."

Rowlette, Pieter

Rowlette, Pieter

Pieter Rowlette is a Univeristy of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Jim Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Anoxic oxidation of arsenite."

Rushforth, Richard

Rushforth, Richard

Richard Rushforth is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Soil, Water & Environmental Science. He works with Jon Chorover from Soil, Water and Environmental Science conducting research on "Trace elements as biosignatures in weathering processes."

Sechrest, Yancey

Sechrest, Yancey

Yancey Sechrest is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. He works with Daniel Apai from Astronomy conducting research on "Exploring Planet formation at its extremes: Disk models based on Spitzer Space Telescope observations of Brown Dwarf Disks."

Sinclair, Matthew

Sinclair, Matthew

Matthew Sinclair is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences. He works with Patrick Woida from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Opto-Mechanical Testing of Mars Surface Imager."

Waitukaitis, Scott

Waitukaitis, Scott

Scott Waitukaitis is a Science Senior majoring in Physics. He works with Kurtis Williams from Astronomy & Astrophysics conducting research on "Southern Hemisphere Open Cluster DREAMs."

Wilder, Ben

Wilder, Ben

Ben Wilder is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He works with Julio Betancourt from Geosciences conducting research on "Buffelgrass Eradication and Outreach Program."

Wiley, Devin

Wiley, Devin

Devin Wiley is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Remediation techniques for perfluorinated surfactants."