Undergraduate Interns 2006

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Avilez, Tomas

Avilez, Tomas

Tomas Avilez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry conducting research on "Microwave Spectroscopy".

Bastidas, Adam

Bastidas, Adam

Adam Bastidas is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemistry. He works with Roberto Guzman from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Development of Biospecific Surface Platforms for Cancer Biosensors".

Bates, Andrew

Bates, Andrew

Andrew Bates is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mathematics. He works with Barry Ganapol from AME conducting research on "Simulated Vegetation Satellite Imagery".

Bernedo, James

Bernedo, James

James Bernedo is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Michael Parker from Rincon Research Corp. conducting research on "Precision (cm level) tracking using GPS Carrier Phase and MEMS".

Bernier, Jessica

Bernier, Jessica

Jessica Bernier is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics, Mathematics. She works with Michael Lloyd-Hart from Steward Observatory, Center of Adaptive Optics, University of Arizona conducting research on "Tomographic Adaptive Optics with Laser Guide Stars".

Boone, Lydell

Boone, Lydell

Lydell Boone is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Samy Missoum from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department conducting research on "Simulation of hypervelocity debris impact in space with cellular shielding material.".

Bossardet, Mariah

Bossardet, Mariah

Mariah Bossardet is a Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Chemistry. She works with Henry Hall from Chemistry conducting research on "Novel Plastic Fuel Tanks".

Braaten, Eric

Braaten, Eric

Eric Braaten is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with the NASA ESMD Projects of Raytheon conducting research on "NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Focused Projects".

Bronson, William

Bronson, William

William Bronson is a Pima Community College Senior majoring in Opti Sci/ Engineering. He works with J. Roger P. Angel from Steward Observatory, Center of Adaptive Optics, University of Arizona conducting research on "Practicality of solar shield in space to counter global warming".

Brooks, Adria

Brooks, Adria

Adria Brooks is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering Physics. She works with David Sand from Astronomy conducting research on "The building blocks for intracluster light: a search for tidal debris in galaxy clusters".

Cardwell, Bryan

Cardwell, Bryan

Bryan Cardwell is a Pima Community College Junior majoring in Electronic Systems Technology. He works with Christopher Groppi from Astronomy conducting research on "Re-commissioning the Steward Observatory Student Radio Telescope".

Chesler, Jennine

Chesler, Jennine

Jennine Chesler is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering. She works with Jeong-Yeol Yoon from Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Development of Simulation Models and Biosensors to Detect Biological Agents in Water Distribution Systems".

Crawford, Jennifer

Crawford, Jennifer

Jennifer Crawford is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics. She works with John O. Kessler from Physics conducting research on "hydrodynamics of microorganisms".

De Young, Lori

De Young, Lori

Lori De Young is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Wildlife Conservation and Management. She works with Susan Moran from USDA conducting research on "Water dynamics of woody plant encroachment".

Droege, Gerard

Droege, Gerard

Gerard Droege is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with William Boynton from LPL conducting research on "Phoenix TEGA & Odyssey GRS".

Duisberg, Emilie Brill

Duisberg, Emilie Brill

Emilie Brill Duisberg is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Anthropology. She works with Philip Heilman from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on "Geologic influences on ecological sites along mountain fronts".

Emady, Heather

Emady, Heather

Heather Emady is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Eduardo Saez from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Continuum Modeling of Flow of Granular Material".

Emerson, Joanna

Emerson, Joanna

Joanna Emerson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Bioremediation of groundwater contaminated with perchlorate and nitrate".

Foulk, Victor

Foulk, Victor

Victor Foulk is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Systems and Industrial Engineering. He works with Leonardo Lopes from Systems and Industrial Engineering conducting research on "Integration of Algebraic Modeling within Scripting Environments".

Gardner, Andrew

Gardner, Andrew

Andrew Gardner is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Roberto Guzman from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Protein Engineering Technology for Environmental Remediation".

Gibboni, Robert

Gibboni, Robert

Robert Gibboni is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He works with David Quanrud from Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Biosolids: Assessment of Relative Risk after Land Application".

Gubernick, Benjamin

Gubernick, Benjamin

Benjamin Gubernick is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in English. He works with David Crown from Planetary Science Institute conducting research on "Physical Properties of Lunar Lava Flows".

Hannah, Corrie

Hannah, Corrie

Corrie Hannah is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in International Studies. She works with Barron Orr from Arid Lands conducting research on "An Emerging Audience on a Changing Landscape: Open Spaces and the New Exurban Clientele".

Haston, Kyle

Haston, Kyle

Kyle Haston is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Elmer Grubbs from ECE conducting research on "Intelligent robot".

Heinze, Brian

Heinze, Brian

Brian Heinze is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biology. He works with Jeong-Yeol Yoon from Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Development of Simulation Models and Biosensors to Detect Biological Agents in Water Distribution Systems".

Hollingshead, Kyle

Hollingshead, Kyle

Kyle Hollingshead 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 "Secondary Global Warming Impacts Due to Degradation".

Hom, Christopher

Hom, Christopher

Christopher Hom is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Roberto Guzman from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Synthesis and Studies of Nanoparticles for drug delivery and biosensors ".

Hsu, Ivann

Hsu, Ivann

Ivann Hsu is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Jim Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Anoxic oxidation of arsenite".

Hubler, David

Hubler, David

David Hubler is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with James Claude Baygents from ChEE conducting research on "Chemical oxidation of organic contaminants: the influence of precipitative interfacial films on the transfer of organic liquids into aqueous solution".

Johns, Renee

Johns, Renee

Renee Johns is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Geography and Regional Developement. She works with Stephen Yool from Geography conducting research on "Space-Time Modeling of Valley Fever Incidence in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa Counties".

Johnson, Christopher

Johnson, Christopher

Christopher Johnson is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy and Engineering Physics. He works with Elisabetta Pierazzo from Planetary Science Institute & LPL conducting research on "Investigating Terrestrial Impact Craters".

Kaplan, Whitney

Kaplan, Whitney

Whitney Kaplan is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Computer Science. She works with Barron Orr from Arid Lands conducting research on "Geoserv: An Interoperability Network for Geospatial Data and Services in Arizona".

Keogh, Justin

Keogh, Justin

Justin Keogh is a Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Physics. He works with M. Bonner Denton from Chemistry conducting research on "Use of Raman and Simultaneous Trace Luminescence Spectra for Identifying the Source of Gems and Minerals".

Kim, Joshua

Kim, Joshua

Joshua Kim is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Optical Sciences. He works with Karl Gordon from Astronomy conducting research on "Detailed Structure of the Dust Extinction Curve".

Kolder, Shannon

Kolder, Shannon

Shannon Kolder is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Communications, Media Arts, Music. She works with Julia Cole from Geosciences conducting research on "Climate reconstruction from geochemical records in corals and caves ".

Kuhl, Kristen

Kuhl, Kristen

Kristen Kuhl is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in History. She works with Mary Nichols from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on "Documenting Vegetation Change in Southesatern Arizona USing Repeat Photography".

Lamberton, Melissa

Lamberton, Melissa

Melissa Lamberton is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Agriculture and Life Sciences. She works with Mike Drake from LPL conducting research on "LPL Oral History".

Lanning, Miranda

Lanning, Miranda

Miranda Lanning is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She works with William Shaw from School of Natural Resources conducting research on "Connecting People and Science for the Health of Fisheries Resources".

Loukas, Nicholas

Loukas, Nicholas

Nicholas Loukas is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Michael Parker from Rincon Research Corp. conducting research on "Precision (cm level) tracking using GPS Carrier Phase and MEMS".

Love, David

Love, David

David Love is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Engineering Math. He works with Michael Parker from Rincon Research Corp. conducting research on "Precision (cm level) tracking using GPS Carrier Phase and MEMS".

Lucio, Joshua

Lucio, Joshua

Joshua Lucio is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Microbiology. He works with Lars Ewell from Radiation Oncology conducting research on "Diffusion Weighted MRI to Detect Radiation Induced Changes In Tissue".

Lynn, Amy

Lynn, Amy

Amy Lynn is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics. She works with Kevin Lansey from Civil Engineeering conducting research on "Development of a Water Management Model for the Metropolitan Water District (NW Tucson)".

McCorkel, Mia

McCorkel, Mia

Mia McCorkel is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Robert Arnold from Chemical & Environmental conducting research on "Removal to trace organic contaminants during water reclamation".

Mechler, Collin

Mechler, Collin

Collin Mechler is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. He works with Timothy Swindle from Lunar and Planetary Lab. conducting research on "Finding the limitations of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrscopy for in-situ evaluation of powdered rock samples".

Moran, Michelle

Moran, Michelle

Michelle Moran is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Environmental Science/Environmental and Water Resource Economics. She works with Stuart Marsh from Arid Lands conducting research on "Applying ASTER and Landsat Data to a Modeling Effort for Buffelgrass Detection".

Morgan, Brent

Morgan, Brent

Brent Morgan is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Mathematics. He works with Cho Lik Chan from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Convective Instabilities".

Porras, Perla

Porras, Perla

Perla Porras is a University of Arizona, Eller College of Management Junior majoring in MIS. She works with Barron Orr from Arid Lands conducting research on "A Content Management System to Translate NASA Earth Science Results for the Public".

Poulson, Angela

Poulson, Angela

Angela Poulson is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. She works with Lori Stiles from University Communications conducting research on "Phoenix Mission public affairs writer".

Prahar, Kevin

Prahar, Kevin

Kevin Prahar is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Religious Studies. He works with Tom Gehrels from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Evolution and Religion".

Price, Ryan

Price, Ryan

Ryan Price is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Physics. He works with the NASA ESMD Projects of Raytheon conducting research on "NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Focused Projects".

Rice, Amy

Rice, Amy

Amy Rice is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics. She works with Kevin Kremeyer from PM&AM Research conducting research on "Optical Scattering from Biological Systems".

Richards, Suzanne

Richards, Suzanne

Suzanne Richards is a Pima Community College Senior majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Treatment of PCE Using a Catalytic Reactor".

Rodriguez, Decarlo

Rodriguez, Decarlo

Decarlo Rodriguez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with the NASA ESMD Projects of Raytheon conducting research on "NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Focused Projects".

Rodriguez, Nicholas

Rodriguez, Nicholas

Nicholas Rodriguez is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Political Science . He works with Katherine Morrissey and Greg Garfin from History and ISPE conducting research on "Understanding Drought: Historical and Remote-sensing Data Narratives".

Sands, Daniel

Sands, Daniel

Daniel Sands is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Accounting and Business Economics. He works with Caitlin Griffith from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Titan's South Pole Storms".

Sara, Stephanie

Sara, Stephanie

Stephanie Sara is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. She works with Jonathan Vande Geest from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "A device for soft tissue microstructural quantification".

Shiba, Whitney

Shiba, Whitney

Whitney Shiba is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with Samy Missoum from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department conducting research on "Simulation of hypervelocity debris impact in space with cellular shielding material.".

Soliz, Richard

Soliz, Richard

Richard Soliz is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering Management. He works with the NASA ESMD Projects of Raytheon conducting research on "NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Focused Projects".

Waterman, Matthew

Waterman, Matthew

Matthew Waterman is a Science Junior majoring in Computer Science. He works with Chris Okubo from LPL conducting research on "Mapping the distribution of faults within the polar layered deposits on Mars".

West, Matthew

West, Matthew

Matthew West is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Contamination".

Zahn, David

Zahn, David

David Zahn is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Anthropology/Phys. Sci. He works with Timothy Jull from Geosciences conducting research on "Terrestrial ages of meteorites".