Undergraduate Interns 2007

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Anandhanarayanan, Harish

Harish Anandhanarayanan is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics and Molecular / Cellular Biology. He works with Alfredo Huete from Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences conducting research on "Time series analyses of tropical ecosystems".

Andrade, Cassandra

Cassandra Andrade is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry. She works with Kelly Reynolds from the College of Public Health conducting research on "MRSA infections in paramedic populations".

Asaki, Samuel

Samuel Asaki is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. He works with Guohong Jennifer Duan from Civil Engineering conducting research on "Computer Visualization of the EnSed2D Model".

Baker, Rachelle

Rachelle Baker is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy and Physics. She works with Alex Cronin from Physics conducting research on "Atom Interferometry".

Bradley, Christine

Christine Bradley is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering. She works with Bonner Denton from Chemistry conducting research on "New Array Detectors for Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry".

Bragg, Tahlia

Tahlia Bragg is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Psychology. She works with Guy McPherson from School of Natural Resources conducting research on "Razing Arizona: Will fire and livestock restore grasslands dominated by nonnative grasses?".

Brannock, Thomas

Thomas Brannock is a Pima Community College Junior majoring in Physics. He works with Kenneth Johns from physics conducting research on "Preparing for discoveries at the CERN LHC collider".

Bui, Melissa

Melissa Bui is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. She works with Christopher Choi from Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Development of Simulation Models and Biosensors to Detect Biological Agents in Water ".

Chu, Clayton

Clayton Chu is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospac Engineering. He works with Chris Shinohara from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Phoenix Mars Scout Mission".

Cook, Kathryn

Kathryn Cook is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Eduardo Saez from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Environmental applications of encapsulation technologies for controlled release of water- soluble compounds".

Cornejo, Gerardo

Gerardo Cornejo is a Pima Community College Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Bonner Denton from Chemistry conducting research on "New Array Detectors for Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry".

Diletta Dang is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in History. She works with Barron Orr from the Office of Arid Lands Studies/Cooperative Extension conducting research on "Community Asset Mapping by Disadvantaged Youth in Downtown Tucson".

Davis, Jake R.

Jake R. Davis is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with James Baygents from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Electrocoagulation for Wastewater Treatment".

Day, Tristan

Tristan Day is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry conducting research on "Microwave Spectroscopy & Molecular Structure".

Desser, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Desser is a Pima Community College Post-Baccalaureate majoring in Geosciences. She works with Philip Heilman from Watershed and Natural Resources conducting research on "Geologic influences on ecological sites along mountain fronts".

Eskinazi, Amanda

Amanda Eskinazi is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. She works with Jonathan Vande Geest from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Microstructural characterization of vascular and ocular tissues".

Farrell, Joseph

Joseph Farrell is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with James Head from Raytheon conducting research on "Robotic lander design and development".

Gaj, Michael

Michael Gaj is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Optical Sciences and Engineering. He works with Johanan Codona from Astronomy (Steward Observatory) conducting research on "Phase Apodization Coronagraphy".

Gamboa, Jessica

Jessica Gamboa is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering. She works with Chieri Kubota from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Horticultural Science".

Gibson, Malcolm

Malcolm Gibson is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Eniko Enikov from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Fabrication and integration of a co-axial fluid jet used to extrude micro-droplets in an oil phase."

Hanes, Jakob

Jakob Hanes is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. He works with Leslie Newell from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on "Reporting Internship".

Email Jakob : jakeh@email.arizona.edu

Heckel, Kyle

Kyle Heckel is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Wendell Ela from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Management of Arsenic Residuals from Regenerant Sorbents".

Email Kyle: kheckel@email.arizona.edu

Heran, Tracy

Tracy Heran is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Optical Sciences. She works with Ilaria Pascucci from Astronomy conducting research on "Identifying the key factors in the planet formation process".

Email Tracy: tlh@email.arizona.edu

Ho, Michelle

Michelle Ho is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Electrical Engineering. She works with Christopher Groppi from Astronomy conducting research on "Re-commissioning the Steward Observatory Student Radio Telescope".

Email Michelle: myh@email.arizona.edu

Hodson, Chelsea

Chelsea Hodson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Journalism. She works with Sara Hammond from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on the "Phoenix Mars Mission".

Email Chelsea: chodson@email.arizona.edu

Hudson, Maribel

Maribel Hudson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in computer Engineering. She works with Joe Gotobed from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "LPL Systems".

Email Maribel: hudson26@email.arizona.edu

Hwang, Michael

Michael Hwang is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Juan Valdes from Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics conducting research on "Evaluation of Hydrologic Applications of Global Precipitation Measurement Mission".

Email Michael: mhwang@email.arizona.edu

Kashian, Jessica

Jessica Kashian is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular BioPhysics. She works with Susan Moran from USDA conducting research on "Relating soil texture to infiltration rates in developed versus undeveloped watersheds".

Email Jessica: jak2@email.arizona.edu

Khatri, Chandra

Chandra Khatri is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Remediation techniques for perfluorinated surfactants".

Email Chandra: ckhatri@email.arizona.edu

Kinnard, Krista

Krista Kinnard is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Mollecular and Cellular Biology. She works with Nobuko Kay Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Exploring the Use of Geospatial Technology for Accurate and Practical Measurement of Physical Activity".

Email Krista: kkinnard@email.arizona.edu

Kolaghsi, Hamza

Hamza Kolaghsi is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Chris Shinohara from the Lunar and PLanetary Lab conducting research on "Phoenix Mars Scout Mission".

Email Hamza: kolaghsi@email.arizona.edu

Koltenuk, Erica

Erica Koltenuk is a University Of Arizona Senior majoring in Inernational Studies and Art. She works with Barron Orr from the Office of Arid Lands Studies/Cooperative Extension conducting research on "Community-based Approaches to Environmental Problems on the Arizona-Sonora Border".

Email Erica: ericak2@email.arizona.edu

Kopplin, Stephanie

Stephanie Kopplin is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in International Studies and Spanish. She works with Barron Orr from the Office of Arid Lands Studies/Cooperative Extension conducting research on "Learning to Grow: Options for a Changing Landscape".

Email Stephanie: skopplin@email.arizona.edu

Levine, Andrew

Andrew Levine is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Chris Shinohara from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Phoenix Mars Scout Mission".

Email Andrew: ahlevine@email.arizona.edu

Lindstedt, Kai

Kai Lindstedt is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Physics, Math, and Astronomy. He works with Serena Kim from Astronomy conducting research on "Bright-Rimmed Clouds: Cradles of Forming Solar Systems?".

Email Kai: kil@email.arizona.edu

Lizarraga, Ivan

Ivan Lizarraga is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Stuart Marsh from the Office of Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Enhancement of the Arizona Regional Image Archive".

Email Ivan: iva123@email.arizona.edu

Lund, Laura

Laura Lund is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with William Conant from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Hygroscopy of Atmospheric Nano-particles".

Email Laura: lundsd@email.arizona.edu

Martin, Dylan

Dylan Martin is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Optical Engineering. He works with Rob Kursinski from Atmospheric Sciences and the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "ATOMMS ".

Email Dylan: dwmartin@email.arizona.edu

Max, Genevieve

Genevieve Max is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Computer Science. She works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Surface chemistry and physics of Ge and III-V materials".

Email Genevieve: gm5276@email.arizona.edu

Milner, Lily

Lily Milner is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Jim Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Microbial conversion of arsenite in anoxic environments".

Email Lily: lmilner@email.arizona.edu

Murphy, Laticia

Laticia Murphy is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Journalism. She works with Leslie Anne Newell from the Arizona Daily Star as the NASA Space Grant Business-Writer.

Email Laticia: lmmurphy@email.arizona.edu

Najam, Anbar

Anbar Najam is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering. She works with Jeong-Yeol Yoon from Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Reconfigurable digital magnetofluidics for pathogen detection".

Email Anbar: anbarn@email.arizona.edu

Nation, Jonathan

Jonathan Nation is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences. He works with Eustace Dereniak from Optical Sciences conducting research on "Polarization Measruements of Scenes/Objects".

Email Jonathan: jsn@email.arizona.edu

David Newman is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Civil Engineering. He works with Robert Arnold from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Removal of trace organic contaminants from reclaimed wastewater".

Email David: drnewman@email.arizona.edu

Newman, Kevin

Kevin Newman is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Optical Engineering. He works with Roger Angel from Astronomy (Steward Observatory) conducting research on "Active Thermal Figure Control".

Email Kevin: knewman@email.arizona.edu

Orkney, Brittany

Brittany Orkney is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Anthropology and Geography. She works with Julio Betancourt from Geosciences conducting research on "Establishment of the USA-National Phenology Network".

Email Brittany: Borkney@email.arizona.edu

Parker, Chase

Chase Parker is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Civil Engineering. He works with Achintya Haldar from Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics conducting research on "Health Assessment of Space Structures".

Email Chase: cparker@email.arizona.edu

Peters, Mary

Mary Peters is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Laird Close from Astronomy conducting research on "First on-sky tests of optical Vortex coronagraph".

Email Mary: mpeters2@email.arizona.edu

Polson, Desiree

Desiree Polson is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Treatment of Halogenated Organics by Catalytic Converter".

Email Desiree: dpolson@email.arizona.edu

Raisanen, Astrid

Astrid Raisanen is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with James Head from Raytheon conducting research on "Robotic Lander Design and Development".

Email Astrid: astridr@email.arizona.edu

Rogers, Christopher

Christopher Rogers is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with James Head from Raytheon conducting research on "Robotic Lander Design and Development".

Email Christopher: carogers@email.arizona.edu

Salkoff, David

David Salkoff is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He works with Linda Powers from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department conducting research on "Looking for Life on Mars".

Email David: salkoff@email.arizona.edu

Strom, Allison

Allison Strom is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Physics and Astronomy. She works with David Sand from Astronomy conducting research on "A Search for Tidal Debris in Galaxy Cluster Cores".

Email Allison: astrom@email.arizona.edu

Trinkley, Layne

Layne Trinkley is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geosciences. She works with Alfred McEwen from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Mars Impact Cratering".

Email Layne: ljtrink8@email.arizona.edu

Uribe, Liz

Liz Uribe is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Math and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Eduardo Saez from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Modeling of Cohesionless Granular Flows".

Email Liz: luribe@email.arizona.edu

Valenzuela, Vanessa

Vanessa Valenzuela is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences . She works with Barron Orr from the Office of Arid Lands Studies/Cooperative Extension conducting research on "High Tech, High Touch: Professional Development in Geospatial Applications for Invasive Species Management".

Email Vanessa: vanessav@email.arizona.edu

Vance, Marceline

Marceline Vance is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. She works with Nobuko Kay Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Exploring the Use of Geospatial Technology for Accurate and Practical Measurement of Physical Activity".

Email Marceline: mvance@email.arizona.edu

Vojvodic, Jagoda

Jagoda Vojvodic is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Science. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Treatment of Halogenated Organics by Catalytic Converter".

Email Jagoda: jagoda@email.arizona.edu

Wanegar, Daniel

Daniel Wanegar is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Math and Physics. He works with Alex Cronin from Physics conducting research on "Atom Interferometry".

Email Daniel: dwanegar@email.arizona.edu

Welty, Carrie

Carrie Welty is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geosciences. She works with David Crown from PSI conducting research on "Formation of Martian Gullies: Observations and Experiments".

Email Carrie: carrieb2@email.arizona.edu

Wise, Jamie

Jamie Wise is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Nutritional Sciences. She works with Nobuko Kay Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Exploring the Use of Geospatial Technology for Accurate and Practical Measurement of Physical Activity".

Email Jamie: jmwise@email.arizona.edu

Wroblewski, Patricia

Patricia Wroblewski is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy and Physics. She works with Chris Shinohara from the Lunar and Planetary Lab conducting research on "Phoenix Mars Scout Mission".

Email Patricia: pwroblew@email.arizona.edu